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Jacques the Elder

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 5 mins

Makes 1

Sunset reader Deb Kessler of El Gra­nada, California, played with floral and spicy ginger flavors to create her cocktail.


  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey, such as Gentleman Jack
  • 1 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces chilled ginger beer
  • Lemon wedge
  • Piece of candied ginger

Nutrition Information

  • calories 292
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.0 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 7.3 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pour bourbon, St-Germain, and lemon juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a rocks (lowball) glass, add 1 large ice cube, and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a skewer of lemon and candied ginger.