Thursday, February 20, 2014

Keeneland Breeze Cocktail Recipe

Women have never been more powerful or more celebrated in our history than they are today. This year, International Women’s Day is March 8th and there is no more perfect way to honor the rich heritage of Maker’s Mark than by paying homage to the woman who put her “mark” on what has become one of the most iconic bourbon brands.

Margie Samuels, wife of founder Bill Samuels, played a major role in branding Maker’s Mark by creating the name, label, and bottle design (including the iconic red wax) which has been around ever since 1953.

International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Margie Samuels is the perfect example of a woman who has made significant contributions to not only the future of Maker’s Mark, but to history. Join us in celebrating this holiday with Margie Samuels’ favorite Maker’s Mark cocktail, below.
Keeneland Breeze Cocktail Recipe

· 1-1/4 parts Maker's Mark® Bourbon
· DeKuyper® Orange Liqueur
· Ginger ale
· Orange wedge

 Fill rocks glass with ice; add MM, splash of orange liqueur & a squeeze of fresh orange. Top off with ginger ale and garnish with an orange wedge.

Disclosure: This recipe and photo is courtesy of Maker's Mark Bourbon. You must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly. 

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