Food - Drink
Ginger Is The Perfect Addition To Bourbon Cocktails
By KAREN HART
While we’re all familiar with mint in a lovely mojito, or basil as an extra kick in a gin basil smash, you may not have experimented with ginger in cocktails. With a bit of spice and a vibrant bright flavor, ginger is a fresh spice that pairs wonderfully with a wide variety of liquors, but none compare to the combo of ginger and bourbon.
Bourbon is a type of whiskey made with corn and a blend of "rye or wheat, and malted barley," with woodsy vanilla and caramel notes from the white-oak barrels it is aged in, per New Riff Distilling. When the spice of ginger and the caramelly flavors of bourbon mix together, it creates an unforgettable warm, sweet, and complex combination.
Cocktails like the Bourbon Buck and the Horse's Neck take advantage of this flavor pairing, and when you simply mix ginger ale with bourbon, you get a beautifully sweet "whisky ginger." Of course, if you want something a little milder, you could try a Rye & Ginger to satisfy your desire for something refreshing, slightly tart, and spicy.