Hobbyist bartenders, rejoice!

The Bardstown Bubbler is an easy-to-make, effervescent creation by Howard Keene, owner of the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace and a renowned bourbon aficionado. This drink features the refreshing flavors of Campari and sweet champagne, along with a bold citrus kick and, of course, your very favorite bourbon.

The best part about The Bardstown Bubbler is that "anybody can make this drink," according to Keene. “You don’t have to be a professional bartender with a million ingredients at your fingertips.”


  • 2 oz. Kentucky bourbon
  • ¼ oz. Campari
  • ¾ oz. Lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. Simple syrup
  • 2-3 oz. Sweet champagne
  • 4 Dashes peach bitters


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add bourbon, Campari, lemon juice, simple syrup and peach bitters and stir just long enough to chill the liquid and combine ingredients. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and top with a floating pour of sweet champagne.


Originally written by RootsRated for Visit Bardstown.