Ginger Swizzle

Friday, June 27, 2014

Few things say summer like a tropical cocktail, and this slushy Swizzle is one of my new favorites. Though you could certainly use rum, bourbon is an assertive addition perfect for lazy Saturday afternoons.

Ginger Swizzle

1 1/2 oz bourbon
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz ginger syrup
1/2 oz yellow Chartreuse

Pour bourbon, lemon juice, syrup and Chartreuse into a Collins glass; stir to combine. Fill glass with crushed ice and swizzle. Add more crushed ice to fill, then top with a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Garnish with a lemon slice and freshly slapped mint.

Notes: It's easy enough to pick up a bottle of ginger-infused simple syrup, but if you're in the mood for a fun project, I like David Lebovitz's sophisticated recipe. Yellow Chartreuse, a French herbal liqueur, can be a bit pricey, but drinks simply aren't the same with it (and it's often available in smaller bottles). Cheers!

Image by Melissa Hom, styling by Ian Knauer, recipe from The Dutch.


  1. My husband would be all about this as he has a newfound love for bourbon.

  2. Looks & sounds delish! Cheers to a wonderful weekend~

    always, koru kate

  3. I just made some ginger syrup this week - perfect timing!



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