Feb. 10, 2022

How to Cocktail: Valentine's Day 2022 with Fitz Bailey, Cooper's Craft

How to Cocktail: Valentine's Day 2022 with Fitz Bailey, Cooper's Craft
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Bob and Brad are joined by Fitz Bailey of Cooper's Craft to mix up three cocktails perfect for their 100-proof Barrel Reserve! Our hosts are on record saying that this is one of the best values in bourbon, but it also hold up nicely in a cocktail, and Fitz has gone all-out. 


A Rosé Grows in KentuckyCourtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

PHOTO:A Rosé Grows in KentuckyPhoto Credit: Dominic Episcopo


1.5 oz. Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve
.75 oz. simple syrup
.75 oz. lemon juice
1 egg white (optional)
1 oz. rosé

Glass: Rocks

Garnish: Rose Petals

Instructions: Shake egg white, add other ingredients, shake again, shake one final time with ice. Strain, top with rosé, garnish and serve.


SALTY SMOKED S’MORES BOULEVARDIERCourtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

PHOTO: Coopers’ Craft Salty Smoked S’mores Boulevardier Photo Credit: Dominic Episcopo


  • 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve Bourbon (100 Proof)
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .5 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 3 Dash Chocolate Bitters
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Garnish: Rim side of glass with melted chocolate, before it hardens, roll glass in powdered graham cracker. Garnish with speared smoked marshmallow

Glassware: Rocks glass

Instructions: Stir all ingredients with ice. Light a marshmallow on fire, cover with rocks glass to extinguish and capture smoke. Strain the cocktail into glass, garnish and serve immediately.


Frozen Bourbon S’Mores CocktailCourtesy of Lindzi Shanks of XO Marshmallow

PHOTO // Frozen Bourbon S’mores Cocktail Photo Credit: Dominic Episcopo


  • 2 XO Marshmallow Coopers’ Craft Bourbon Marshmallows (can also be made with regular marshmallows)
  • 3 tbsp of marshmallow fluff
  • Crushed up graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened XO double dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of milk of your choice (you can omit milk for a more bitter cocktail)
  • 2 shots of Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

Garnish:Rim side of glass with marshmallow fluff, coat fluff in crushed up graham crackers, top with bourbon marshmallows

Instructions:Mix cocoa powder, milk and bourbon in blender with ice; pour into glass; top drizzle with chocolate for extra sweetness

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