Many of us don't like change, but this one we're sure to love.
For 92 years, Ale-8-One lovers have relied on the consistency of the taste and look of their favorite soft drink. For a limited time, the bottles and cartons will feature a new look with a horse-racing theme.
The hand-sketched "Fan Favorite" image is original artwork created by Clay Pullen of Four Point Creative in Louisville.
The first in the racing series line is available at retail stores or can be ordered at Ale8one.com/store.
Here are two recipes using Ale-8-One that you can serve at Derby parties.
1 ounce Maker's Mark bourbon
5 to 6 ounces Ale-8-One
Add bourbon and ice to glass and fill with Ale-8-One. Gently stir and serve.
Makes 1 serving.
Mock mint julep
4 mint sprigs, plus extra for garnish
1½ cups sugar
2 cups cold water
¾ cup fresh lemon juice
6 non-returnable bottles Ale-8-One
Thin lemon slices
Rinse mint and discard stems. Place sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Mix well. Stir in mint. Let stand for a few minutes for flavors to blend. Pour small amount of mint mixture over ice, and fill remainder of glass with Ale-8-One. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs.
Makes 10 servings.
Sharon Thompson: (859) 231-3321. Twitter: @FlavorsofKY. Blog: Flavorsofkentucky.bloginky.com.