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Fair Food and Maker’s Mark

Written by Patti on July 11th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

What summer food sounds good right now?

How about fair food? No, not mediocre food – Fair Food. You know, like at a carnival? Funnel cakes and pretty much anything fried. I’m not sure if there’s a fair/carnival season, but I think it may not be in the dead heat of July.

But that doesn’t matter. We cook, and we can certainly make reservations!

My sweet friend, Marsha, clued me in to some upscale fair carnival food being whipped up at The Four Seasons here in town.

Fair Food!

Do hot summer evenings have you longing for a night at the Fair and a ride on the Ferris Wheel? Reconnect with those memories while keeping cool with Park 75’s ‘Fairground Favorites!’There’s nothing that screams “American Summertime” more than fairground-style lemonade and corn dogs, and at Park 75 Lounge, these familiar flavors are all grown up! Enjoy a cold glass of Hudson Whiskey Lemonade ($6) and a house-made corn dog with honey mustard dipping sauce ($2). Available daily from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in July in Park 75 Lounge.

Whoo hoo! Not into fried goodness but you have to have one of those adult lemonades? How about trying this yumtastic recipe from my lovely friends at Maker’s Mark who were so kind to send me a bottle to enjoy and report back to you on?


Yield – 1 serving

* 1 1/2 parts Maker’s Mark
* 1/2 part triple sec
* 4 parts of lemonade
* 2 parts sprite

Pour Maker’s Mark, triple sec, lemonade and soda into a shaker. Shake and pour over crushed ice.

Golly, I love summer.

What are you eating and drinking this season?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Pablo Cruise – Place In The Sun


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jay says:

    Love Makers Mark! I keeps it simple though. Pint glass. Ice. Half Makers Mark. Half ginger ale. Consume. Empty pint glass of icezzzz. Whew, this is getin mo difikult. Ad…Put in fresh iceeeeies. Half Makerzzz markies. Half gingers alezzz. Cons……………..

    Seriously though, my favorite mixing bourbon, but mixed strong it tastes delicious! Now I have to try this recipe. Thanks Patti!