Bourbon Street

Friday, August 23, 2013

I've only come around to whiskey in the last year or so, and I find that bourbon's even more delightful when topped with a touch of sweetness–strawberries, ginger and honey sound perfect to me!

Bourbon Street

2 oz bourbon
2 fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
3/4 oz ginger syrup
1/2 oz honey syrup
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Club soda
strawberry slice and mint sprig for garnish

Muddle strawberries with honey syrup at the bottom of a cocktail tin. Add bourbon, ginger syrup, lemon juice and bitters; shake for 10-15 seconds with ice. Pour into a highball glass, top with soda and garnish with strawberry slice and sprig of mint.

Notes: Normally I belly up to a good bar if I'm craving a cocktail with more than 4 or 5 ingredients, but I'd happily make an exception for this drink (and then you can keep drinking until you tumble into bed!). While good ginger syrup is easy to make, you could also pick up a bottle from Morris Kitchen, and when a recipe calls for honey syrup, John shakes up 1 part honey and 1 part hot water in a mason jar until combined, though you use agave nectar to sweeten up this sipper, too. Cheers!

Image by Aaron Delesie, cocktail recipe by Dave Whitton and Arianna Reel Cook of One-Eyed Gypsy.


  1. It's definitely a pretty cocktail! Happy weekend~

    always, koru kate

  2. yum, this sounds delightful! happy weekend, lena :)

  3. This sounds so refreshing!! I love bourbon. :)

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. It so hot here that this looks so yummy! Hope your weekend is great!


  5. Sounds absolutely heavenly, and looks even better!

    Hope you've had a great summer Lena :)




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