Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bourbon and Ginger Spicy Soda

I am a bourbon on Gameday kind of belle.  When I saw this cocktail featured at Garden and Gun, I knew I needed to try it and share it with all of y'all.

Ginger Syrup 
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 lb. fresh ginger root {peeled and finely grated}

Bring the water, sugar, and ginger to boil.  Turn of the heat, allow to steep and cool for an hour.  Strain the ginger pieces and reserve the syrup.

To serve
3 oz. Maker's Mark
{any bourbon will do, but this is what I prefer}
1 tbsp. ginger syrup
2 slices of fresh peaches
{pears are a substitute when peaches are not in season}
2 oz. soda water

These proportions are for a 10 oz. glass.  Adjust accordingly.

This cocktail is a nice twist on the standard bourbon and ginger.  It is refreshing and perfect for tailgating.

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