Today we’re talking about bourbon. I guess that makes sense since yesterday I told you about Nashville, a place where I definitely drank my fair share of bourbon. I actually made this cocktail for a ladies night about a month ago, but never got around to sharing it. I almost didn’t even photograph it, but sure was glad I did, because my girlfriends loved it and immediately asked if I would be posting it.
The flavor combo is a little out there, but is the perfect blend of 3 of my favorite ingredients: grapefruit, ginger, and bourbon. Remember when we made that ginger syrup last month? We’re going to mix a whole batch of that with some freshly squeezed grapefruit, a generous pour of your favorite bourbon [Knob Creek all the way!], and some tonic water to round things out. It’s bitter, it’s spicy, it’s a little bit sweet, and of course its bourbon-y. Bascially, its the perfect drink to transition us from winter comfort to springtime freshness. I recommend mixing up a batch ASAP. It’s Friday. Happy hour, anyone?
- 1 cup ginger syrup
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 cup bourbon
- 3 cups tonic water.
Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir well and serve over ice.
I’ll drink to that.