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Shoo-Fly Punch

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Makes 1 serving
Ginger beer is a nonalcoholic fizzy beverage with a pop of spicy ginger. It's the flavor secret in this spicy but refreshing cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.