For me, bourbon has always seemed like a grownup drink. Mention it and images of silver-haired folk smoking cigars on a porch come to mind. I have no idea why, but I suppose it’s only fitting that now that I’m part of the silver-haired crew (at least between dye jobs) that bourbon is a frequent glass-filler in my house.
Bourbon is an American version of whiskey, which is alcohol made with fermented grains then aged in wooden barrels. In order to wear the bourbon label, whiskey must be made in the USA with at least 51% corn, distilled first to 125 proof when it’s stored in new, charred oak barrels and further distilled to no more than 160 proof.
Bourbon and Ginger
I’m not quite grownup enough yet to sip it on its own but stir it up with a big glug of ginger ale and a squeeze of fresh lime juice and I’m down with Bourbon and Ginger.
Bourbon and Ginger is crisp, refreshing and oh-so-simple to make. It’s so refreshing and delicious I like to make it the mix up by the pitcher for parties. It’s always the most popular guest.
If you like Bourbon and Ginger (and you will) check out more of my delicious cocktails here.
- 1 cup bourbon
- 3 cups ginger ale
- 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
- Stir all ingredients together in a pitcher.
- Pour into glasses with ice and serve.