A Great Cocktail and Athens, GA
A dear college friend and tailgating partner-in-crime alerted us to Garden & Gun's suggestion for a perfect tailgate cocktail. We will see how perfect it is at our next home tailgate!
Recipe from Hugh Acheson of 5&10 in Athens via Garden & Gun
The Southern Staple: Bourbon and Spicy Ginger Soda
½ cup sugar (fine turbinado)
½ cup water
¼ lb. fresh ginger root (peeled and finely grated)
In a small saucepot bring the sugar, water, and ginger to a boil. Turn off the heat, and allow to steep and cool for one hour. Strain off the ginger pieces, and reserve the syrup.
Large ice cubes
3 oz. Maker's Mark (Evan Williams, Bulleit, and Old Rip Van Winkle are solid alternatives)
1 tbsp. ginger syrup
2 slices fresh ripe peach (Try pear if peaches are out of season.)
2 oz. soda water
Fill a 10 oz. highball glass with ice. Add Maker's Mark and ginger syrup, and stir. Add peach slices (or pear), and pour soda water to the top of the glass. Stir gently.
Originally published by Gameday.Style in football season 2011. External Links and products may not still be available.