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Riley B.B. King

To honor the memory of B.B. King, who has just died at age 89, invites Anthony Caporale to create a cocktail to honor the life and memory of B.B. King.

“The Riley B” is named after B.B. King’s actual birth name of Riley B. King. It incorporates Tennessee whiskey and BBQ sauce to toast to B.B. King and Memphis blues traditions.

Anthony Caporale is the author and star of the hit Off-Broadway musical comedy, “The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking.”

The Riley B. Cocktail Recipe

BB King Cocktail-In a mixing glass, muddle:

1 bar spoon Brown Sugar
1 bar spoon Memphis-Style Barbecue Sauce
4 Blueberries

-Fill halfway with ice, add:

2 oz. Tennessee Whiskey

-Shake until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
-Garnish with 3 fresh blueberries floated on top.

 created by Anthony Caporale, 


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