J.R. Revelry Makes a Splash

Date: June 19, 2015

IMG_1938_2So what is more fun than a Girl’s Night Out with your favorite blogging friends than a little swag to take home? After a fun evening with my BFFs (best foodie friends), we all got a kit for making a fresh bourbon cocktail. Lynn Lily of Craftbox Girls assembled the cute bags with a jigger of J. Revelry bourbon, a grapefruit, some fresh blueberries, a mason jar, an adorable cocktail napkin and matching paper straw along with a recipe card with instruction for making the concoction.

But wait it gets even better. Following the directions I made the beverage posted some pictures on Instagram to show my appreciation. Little did I know that for posting the photos, J.R. Revelry would send me a fifth of their small batch bourbon!

J.R. Revelry is the creation of Rick Tapia who worked for the finest names in the spirits industry developing a refined taste and unique expertise. Based in Atlanta, Tapia’s new venture, La Bodega Internacional, produces specialty, handcrafted, premium spirits, including J.R. Revelry Bourbon Whiskey which débuted in 2015 to delight the palates of those looking for the smooth, flavorful taste of well-crafted bourbon.

J.R. Revelry Grapefruit Splash


  • 4 grapefruit wedges
  • 8 blueberries, fresh
  • ½ cup grapefruit juice
  • 1½ ounces of J. R. Revelry Bourbon


  1. Place grapefruit sections and blueberries in the bottom of a mason jar and muddle. If you don’t have a fancy muddler, you can use a wooden spoon or a fork to mash the fruit.
  2. Add the grapefruit juice and bourbon to the jar and add ice leaving an inch or two from the top of the jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake well to combine fruit and liquids.
  3. Remove lid and enjoy! This cocktail is best when consumed with friends on your front porch. And, please don’t drink and drive!

IMG_1936_2 Since we received this swag from Craftbox Girls, it seems appropriate that we add a tad of craftiness to the post. Making a sippy top for your iconic Southern mason jars is much easier than you think. Using an old-school single hole puncher, punch a hole in the lid. It may take a bit of muscle, but that’s it! Put the lid on your mason jar and pop in a straw.








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