Enjoy this spring twist on your favorite classic bourbon. Made for front porch sipping.
CHARLIE PALMER GROUP | BEVERAGES
1 oz bourbon
1 T finely chopped ginger
6-8 oz good quality ginger ale
1 each orange slice
Another great deck drink is this gingery bourbon, slightly peppery hot from the ginger and sweet from the bourbon at the same time.
You need to get a nice plump ginger root (not shriveled or dried out). Use a teaspoon to peel it (scraping around all the little bumps), and then fine chop (using the side of the blade to smash it the way you do with garlic cloves). Pre-chop enough for several rounds (or more guests) and store in a tiny Tupperware container, covering the chopped ginger with a wet piece of paper towel (to keep it damp) before putting on the lid.
Cram glass full of ice, add ingredients and stir well with skewer or chopstick.
The more drinks you have (using the same glass), the less ginger you need to add. Don’t discard the ice. The ginger clings to it.