Bars and restaurants along Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue are mixing up holiday-inspired cocktails for the chance of being named champion in Four Rosesâ€™ third annual Holiday Bourbon Battle. The competition kicks off Four Rosesâ€™ title sponsorship of the 27th annual Bardstown Road Aglow in the Highlands. Guests of the competing restaurants and bars will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite holiday-inspired bourbon cocktail by text message or by â€œLikingâ€ their favorite cocktail on Four Roses’ Facebook page.
Each participating restaurant/bar will develop its own signature holiday cocktail to be made available for the public to taste and vote on two weeks before Bardstown Road Aglow â€“ Nov. 23 through Dec. 2. Participants competing in Four Rosesâ€™ Holiday Bourbon Battle include Asiatique, Monkey Wrench, Boombozz, The Bardâ€™s Town, The Bristol, Ramsiâ€™s, Lynnâ€™s Paradise CafÃ©, Lillyâ€™s, Seviche, Big Bar, Winstonâ€™s, Oâ€™Sheaâ€™s, Flanaganâ€™s, Bearnoâ€™s and Impellizeriâ€™s.
Restaurant and bar guests can vote by texting the name of the restaurant/bar to â€œ22333,â€ or by visiting Facebook.com/FourRosesBourbon and clicking â€œLikeâ€ on the picture of their favorite Bourbon Battle cocktail. Restaurant winners will be announced the week of Dec. 3. For more information, visit www.fourrosesbourbon.com or www.thehighlandsoflouisville.com.