The B-Line helps bourbon lovers find their sipping point in Northern Kentucky. The B-Line features several distilleries that make up the Northern most entry point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.
We’re starting a new series here on The B-Line Buzz called ‘Meet a Mixologist’. We’ll take you on a digital tour of all The B-Line stops that serve cocktails to get a glimpse of how we “find our sipping point” here on our little corner of the bourbon trail.
Meet Chief Mixologist Morgan Earley of Second Sight Spirits
Second Sight Spirits is located near the Ohio River in Ludlow, Kentucky. If you have never been you need to put Second Sight Spirits on your bourbon bucket list. They offer a one-of-a-kind mix of local color, old-time theatrics, fortunetelling fun, and hand-crafted everything. This artisanal distillery and recently expanded bar is a must-see stop on The B-Line.
Chief Mixologist Morgan Earley shines in her role behind the bar like the enchanting crystal ball lamps dotting the tables in Second Sight’s spacious bar. Her enthusiasm and obvious love of what she does shows in all the details of her mixology. From the thoughtful and tasty recipes she creates, to the fact that she even grows some of the ingredients used in her concoctions.
Morgan carefully plans the cocktail and coffee menus, which change seasonally. She made two cocktails for our visit, the Caramel Apple and a Half-Moon. And we must admit both drinks were as magical as the oversized crystal ball that makes up the distillery equipment.
How to Make ‘The Caramel Apple’ Cocktail
- 1 1/2oz Oak Eye Kentucky Bourbon
- 2 tbsp of caramel sauce
- ½ cup of apple cider
- Build in a shaker
- Shake and pour in rocks glass over ice
- Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon
How to Make ‘The Full Moon’ Cocktail
- 1 1/2oz of Second Sight’s Bourbon Barreled Rum
- 1 tsp honey simple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla syrup
- ½ cup of milk (of your choice) we use a Macadamia Nut Milk
- Cinnamon Stick
- Fall Spice Mix
- Build the cocktail in a shaker tin
- Shake with ice
- Strain into a coupe glass
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick
- Garnish – Cover about ¾ of the glass with a round coaster to expose the the half moon then add a sprinkle of Fall Spice Mix.
Morgan also values Second Sight’s commitment to local flavor and building community. Although this unique distillery draws visitors from all over the world, their foundation is firmly set in Northern Kentucky, specifically the small city of Ludlow, just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. One glance at the local events they host and participate in, from weekly live music to readings by a local medium, to Ludlow’s Craft Fair, and Pirate Day, shows that Second Sight is not only a distillery loaded with charm, they’re also the kind of spot where you can truly experience the benefits of “drinking local.”
We can’t wait to taste the new featured drinks as the year rolls by.
Dot Crane for The B-Line