“Bourbon Royalty” Henderson, Noe, Samuels also among attendees of “Party with a Heart”

Guests at the 6th annual Unbridled Eve Derby Gala taking place on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom in Louisville will have a choice of 19 specialty cocktails, created exclusively for the event by Joe Daily; Director of Mixology and Spirits Education for Gala sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Grey Goose Lilly
Angel’s With Ice Ball

This year’s Signature cocktails spotlight Kentucky Bourbon with Angels EnvyEzra Brooks 90Knob Creek, and Jim Beam Black each headlining a recipe. Maker’s Mark products are featured in two cocktails, while bourbon expressions from Four Roses are key ingredients in three.  Selections include two takes on the Old Fashioned – one made with Knob Creek Rye and brown sugar simple syrup; and a version marrying Makers 46 and flavors of blood orange.  Classic cocktails like the Mule and the Manhattan are also in the lineup; with Four Roses, Jim Beam Black and Crown Royal Reserve Whiskey providing the spirit base.

Making the event even more of a celebration of Kentucky’s Native spirit, Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe and his son FreddieWes HendersonCo-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Angel’s Envy; Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels, Jr. and President Rob Samuels and Al Young, Brand Ambassador for Four Roses Bourbon will all be attending and walking the red carpet.   

Fans of other spirits are not forgotten, as spirits as diverse as Grey GooseKetelOne and SVEDKA vodkas; and Casa NobleDon Julio and 1800 tequilas all feature in both unique cocktails and traditional recipes with a twist like the Smoked Chili Margarita and the “Leaf It All Behind.”  Number Juan Tequila will also be on hand.

Since its inception in 2012, the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. has supported 31 charities with $1,626,108 in both direct proceeds from the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala and additional funding received due to exposure gained in conjunction with the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala. 

The two primary beneficiaries for this year’s Unbridled Eve Gala are Blessings in a Backpack and Fund for the Arts, both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.  Additionally, the Animal Care SocietyAPRON, Inc.Down Syndrome of LouisvilleJefferson Community and Technical College Student Emergency FundKentucky Natural Lands TrustKentucky State Police Trooper Island CampLouisville Dental Society Mobile Dental VanMetro United WayMiracle League of Louisville, Inc.Operation HomefrontSOS International dba Supplies Over SeasSuper Student AthletesUSA CaresWESTEC (The Blue House) and Winter HAYven will benefit.

Full Cocktail List
Bourbon Cocktails:

Angel’s Envy: Angel’s Envy Bourbon over Glace Luxury Ice Ball

Black Walnut Season: Ezra Brooks 90, Benedictine, Aperol, Fee Brothers Orgeat syrup, Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters

Blood Orange Old Fashioned: Maker’s 46 Bourbon Whisky, orange peel-infused simple syrup, Stirrings Blood Orange bitters, Angostura bitters, orange.

Cultured Lines Up All Night: Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream, Rebel Yell Small Batch bourbon, Grind coffee liqueur; Café Bustelo coffee grinds

Jim Beam Black Kentucky Mule: Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey, Regatta ginger beer, lime juice

Kentucky Bull Rider Mule: Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon, Ocean Spray 100% Ruby Red Grapefruit juice, Regatta ginger beer

Manhattan Down: Crown Royal Reserve Whiskey, Cinzano sweet vermouth, Hella Orange Bitters, Filthy Foods Amarena Cherries

Strawberry Basil Lemonade: Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Simply Truth lemonade, Strawberry Re’al syrup, basil

Walk in the Park: Four Roses Yellow Label, Lillet Rouge, rosemary simple syrup, Schweppes soda water, lemon juice

19th Century: Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, lemon juice, DeKuyper Crème De Cacao, Lillet Rouge

Cocktails featuring other spirits:

Dirty Martini: KetelOne Vodka, Cinzano dry vermouth, Filthy Foods Clean Filtered Olive Brine Juice, Filthy Foods Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

Grey Goose Lily Perfect: Grey Goose Vodka, DeKuyper Triple Sec, Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice, lemon juice, simple syrup

Jalisco Breeze: Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, Real Kiwi syrup, Cooley Mint sour

Jim Beam Apple and Soda: Jim Beam Apple Liqueur, Schweppes Sparkling soda, lemon

Knob Creek Rye Old Fashioned: Knob Creek Rye, Angostura bitters, brown sugar simple syrup, grapefruit

Leaf It All Behind: 1800 Reposado Tequila, Captain Morgan’s Rum, Dole Pineapple juice, Rich Sage simple syrup, Schweppes sparking soda

Razz River Cocktail: SVEDKA Raspberry Vodka, Cinnamon simple syrup, sour mix and Ocean Spray CranApple juice

Smoked Chili Margarita: DonJulio Reposado Tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar syrup, Hella Smoked Chili bitters

Spring Fling: 1800 Coconut Tequila Liqueur, lime juice, mint simple syrup, coconut milk, Sprite