How To Make Bourbon, Orange And Ginger Cocktails

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Author Notes: I love ginger and when it’s combined with orange and a little booze, it makes for a great cocktail! —inpatskitchen

Food52 Review: WHO: If inpatskitchen is cooking Chickpea Bolognese or Gran’s Gifted Cheesecake, we’d love to be in Pat’s kitchen, too. WHAT: A cocktail that’s just as comfortable by the pool as it is at a holiday party. HOW; Make a ginger simple syrup, then use it to sweeten a mixture of bourbon, Triple Sec, and orange juice. Pour over crushed ice. Garnish with an umbrella (or not). WHY WE LOVE IT: At the time of year when we’re gearing up to put ginger in cookies and quick breads, this cocktail is a reminder of the root’s bright spiciness. We’ll keep the ginger simple syrup in a jar in the fridge and use it for experimenting with even more cocktails. —The Editors

Makes 1 cocktail

For the ginger syrup (makes one cup of syrup — enough for many cocktails):

1/2 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the cocktail:

2 ounces bourbon (we used Bulleit) 1 ounce triple sec 3 tablespoons ginger syrup 3 ounces fresh orange juice Crushed ice

For instructions on how to make the cocktail (and more delicious recipes) check out the full article on Food52.