The Ginger Side

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Author Notes: I was looking for a refreshing summer drink and was playing around with the Seelbach, which is a kind of champagne cocktail and the Seelbock, a variant made with beer. The flavors were hard to balance until I thought to use ginger beer as the bubbly ingredient rather than beer or champagne. The liquor gives it a little heft and kick while the ginger beer keeps it light and fizzy. The ginger-citrus combo is a great summer, poolside taste. Easy to make singly or in volume.ProfPessimist

Serves 1

  • .5 ounces Bourbon or rye
  • .5 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Lemon bitters
  • 1 dash Orange bitters
  • 2 ounces Reed's Extra Ginger Brew or other ginger beer or ginger ale (chilled)
  • 1 Orange twist (optional)
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the ginger beer in an ice-filled shaker or tall glass. Swirl briefly to chill and strain into a champagne flute.
  2. Top off with the chilled ginger beer (as cold as possible!) Ginger beers vary in strength. Reed's is very intense so 2 oz is plenty. With a weaker ginger beer or ginger ale, you might want 3 or 4 ounces.
  3. Add an orange twist.

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