Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kentucky Mule

It's been a while since I've posted a cocktail recipe now that I usually just let August make those. He was stuck working late one night though, so I was forced to make my own. This one requires a little bit of advance planning, but the results area worth it. And best off all, once you make the ginger simple syrup, it will keep for months in the fridge, giving you plenty more nights of easy, delicious, ginger-bourbon cocktails.

One year ago: Nutty Rice with Cashews, Almonds, and Fresh Mint
Two years ago: Soy-Braised Chicken Thighs
Three years ago: Kung Pao Chicken (revisited)
Four years ago: Peanut Butter Noodles

Kentucky Mule (from Smoke & Pickles)

Ginger Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 ounce piece ginger, chopped
1 1/2 ounce bourbon
1/4 tsp lime juice
1 ounce Ginger Simple Syrup
3 ounces ginger beer (or club soda)
lime wheel and slice ginger for garnish

1. In small saucepan, combine ginger simple syrup ingredients. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Turn off heat and let steep 20 minutes. Strain and cool.
2. To make cocktail, fill rocks glass with ice. Add bourbon, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish and serve.

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