Shoo-Fly Punch

Shoo-Fly PunchRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Ginger beer is a nonalcoholic fizzy beverage with a pop of spicy ginger. It's the flavor secret in this spicy but refreshing cocktail.


Makes 1 serving
Total time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes


5 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons ginger liqueur
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Simple Syrup
1/4 teaspoon bitters
Crushed ice
Nonalcoholic ginger beer, chilled
Garnishes: orange slices, fresh mint sprigs


Stir together first 5 ingredients. Fill 1 (16-oz.) glass or Mason jar with crushed ice. Pour bourbon mixture over ice; top with ginger beer (about 1/3 cup). Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note: We tested with Maker's Mark Bourbon, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, and Reed's Extra Ginger Brew and Goya Jamaican Style Ginger Beer.