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Bourbon and Ginger Ale

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This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you’re feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don’t forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

It wasn’t until awhile ago that I realized bourbon rocked my boozy world. I have always been somewhat of a gin and often turned my nose at the thought of drinking anything brown. I blame this on the fact that the only bourbon I ever had was the cheap stuff my dad would put in a hot toddy when I was sick. A hot toddy is almost better than NyQuil. It’s natural way of getting your body back into shape. 

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

So, fast forward to a couple years ago and I went on a tour of Tuthilltown Spirits. They were nice enough to give me a bottle of baby bourbon and I have been milking it ever since. Once I realize how delicious something can be I do the exact opposite of most people. Instead of having it whenever I want I hoard it. I only use it for special occasions or for when I absolutely must have bourbon.

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

Although this drink is simple the flavors are elevated by the use of Fee Brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters. These things are amazing. I know I said this yesterday, but seriously folks. Bitters are amazing and need to become a part of your everyday bar setup. Depending on your love of ginger flavor you can make this drink with ginger ale or ginger beer. I especially love it when mixed with a nice spicy ginger beer.

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

Want more gingery cocktails in your life? Try my Dark and StormyBlood Orange Ginger MargaritaSweet Cider Ginger Cocktail or my Ginger Spiked Apple Cider

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Bourbon and Ginger Ale

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 4 ounces ginger ale or ginger beer
  • 3 dashes Fee Brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters

Directions:

Fill a short cocktail glass with crushed ice. Add bourbon and top with ginger ale or ginger beer. Dash in bitters and give a gentle stir.

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willie wonka

Sunday 13th of April 2014

Hmmm So i bought cheap booze huh?

nutmegnanny

Monday 14th of April 2014

Haha, let's face it. The stuff you put in hot toddy's was not top of the line.....

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

Thursday 20th of June 2013

p.s. when you write on your photos, are you using photoshop? I love the fonts and what you use and do! I can only handle pickmonkey :)

nutmegnanny

Friday 21st of June 2013

Thank you Averie! I just picmonkey :)

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Thursday 20th of June 2013

Bourbon and ginger ale...I could imagine this is so good! I just cooked something with bourbon the other day and a couple weeks ago, I made my own ginger ale. Pinned!

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