Red Rover

Continuing the blood orange theme while they’re still in season, we came across this cocktail that includes ginger, which is one of our favorite ingredients with bourbon.  We adapted it slightly to suit our tastes and what we had on hand.

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Red Rover
2 oz. bourbon
1½ oz. blood orange juice
½ oz. lemon juice
1 oz. rye simple syrup
4 oz. ginger ale
Fresh grated ginger for garnish

Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine.  Strain into a highball glass with ice, add the ginger ale, and stir gently.  Grate fresh ginger on top to taste. (We recommend using a liberal hand with the ginger; it’s delicious.)

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This drink is really tasty.  The ginger adds just enough zing to balance the sweetness of the syrup.  We loved the additional smokiness from the rye simple syrup, but if you don’t have that on hand, regular simple syrup would do just fine.  Because of its high juice-to-alcohol ratio, we think this would make a great brunch drink.

February 19, 2013 | Comments | Permalink |

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