Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, official partners of the 2021 World Series Champions, Atlanta Braves, is pleased to announce #ShareYourCraft, a Bourbon & Burgers & Braves initiative, celebrating representation in the hospitality industry by highlighting and supporting local Black Chefs for the 2022 MLB season. The Bourbon & Burger pairings not only represent each Chef’s signature style but also celebrate Atlanta’s championship by teaming up top Atlanta hospitality talent with winning Championship Coopers’ Cup cocktail recipes. Media and VIPs were able to sample burgers at a recent Braves vs. Marlins game.
The list of impressive participating chefs includes local James Beard Winner, Todd Richards, the Brave’s premium club’s first female and black chef, Catrisa Turner, celebrity chef ‘Chef Joe,’ and more! Coopers’ Craft will be highlighting the Brave’s First Black Female Chef on Jackie Robinson Night, April 22, and have invited the other participating Chefs to feature their Bourbon & Burgers Recipes inside the newly renovated Delta Sky Club throughout season. Of course, fans can also head to the restaurants to enjoy these unique and delicious pairings.
⦁ CHEF JOE: Modern Luxury’s “Man of The Year” and founder of ViaDuct Youth Foundation – a culinary mentorship non-profit, hit it out of the park with his ‘Grand Slam’ lamb and bison burger, topped with smoked goat cheese, guacamole, Coopers’ Craft bourbon double-smoked jalapeno bacon, sauteed red onions, and fried egg on a pretzel bun! This baller burger is paired with a simple Championship Cup – Coopers’ Craft bourbon, crushed ice, ginger beer, lime, all served up in a signature mule cup
⦁ BERNARD B.J. WESTON JR: Executive Chef for Cam Newton’s premium cigar lounge & restaurant in the heart of Atlanta is serving up Coopers’ Craft glazed sliders alongside bartender, Khasem Lyles’ Championship Cup made with Coopers’ Craft, crème de peche, lemon juice, and muddled cherries
⦁ ROBERT BUTTS: James Beard “Burger Battle Champion” and award-winning Chef, is flexing with his Coopers’ Craft Bourbon Jam Burger, a signature blend of short-rib and brisket, the tomato bacon jam is made with Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve and is enhanced by caramelized onion aioli, romaine, aged cheddar, and a buttery brioche bun. Leading local mixologist, Kursten Berry, pairs Butt’s burger with her cocktail, Crown Jewel, boasting Coopers’ Craft, Proof Pecan Syrup, Praline, and Well Rounded Bitters
⦁ JOSH SWINNEY: Co-Founder of Sincere Fare, a farm-to-table experiential culinary experience, is celebrating local fare with his The Hank Burger, a grass feed Angus Beef & beef bacon patty, with whipped feta & parmesan herb cheese, caramelized red onion jam infused with Coopers’ Craft and Merlot, local spring mix, local green tomatoes, and a black pepper parmesan aioli. Mixologist Rob Thornton gives Coopers’ Craft the strawberry and sage treatment in his signature cocktail
⦁ TODD RICHARDS: James Beard Winner & Nominee’s signature burger is paired with Sweet Georgia Brown, a Coopers’ Craft cocktail made with peach infused tea, Cappelletti Apertivo, peach bitters, lemon and brown sugar
⦁ CATRISA TURNER: Braves premium club’s first female & black chef and “Top Millennial Chefs by ESSENCE magazine
Exclusive for Braves’ fans, Coopers’ Craft boasts a bourbon bar located on the first base side of the Terrace Level of SunTrust Park. The Coopers’ Craft Bourbon Bar offers an assortment of signature cocktails with a focus on simple, two-to-three ingredient cocktails which game-goers will find both refreshing and session-able.
Honoring the men and women who raise the barrels, Coopers’ Craft celebrates the company’s more than 70 years of barrel-making and wood expertise as the only major distiller that owns its own new barrel cooperage. The original Coopers’ Craft bourbon is aged in a traditional American White Oak barrel. After it is aged, the bourbon runs through a special beech and birch charcoal filter finishing process, creating a smooth and gentle bourbon that is bottled at 82.2-proof. In contrast, Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve is aged in a unique chiseled and charred American White Oak barrel that allows the whiskey to interact more deeply with the wood, creating a robust and more complex flavor profile.
Coopers’ Craft bourbon is available in over 23 markets for a suggested retail price ranging from $21.99 to $24.99 for a 750ml bottle, and Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve is available at a suggested retail price ranging from $29.99 to $32.99 for a 750ml bottle.
Bourbon and burgers… could it get any better?