Oh, Bourbon Month, do you have to end? Sigh. It’s time, I suppose…
For the last bourbon cocktail this month, I’m ending with my new favorite. The Presbyterian cocktail is so simple, you might even question whether four ingredients constitutes a cocktail at all. I can assure you — it does. This is an easy to make, traditional cocktail that any fellow ginger lovers out there will adore.
And before you ask, no, I don’t know why it’s called a Presbyterian. It’s a mystery in the bartending world, but the guys at Esquire say we can safely assume there is correlation between Scotch whiskey and the Church of Scotland, which is Presbyterian. I prefer bourbon in mine, of course.
To make it, you’ll need bourbon, club soda, ginger ale and Angostura bitters. I think it’s quite nice to garnish your drink with a bit of candied ginger to munch on as you sip, for a bit of extra spice.
Next week, I’ll be announcing the liquor I’ll be focusing on in February, so stay tuned! Until then, check out the recipes and tips I shared for using up any bourbon on your bar cart. // susannah
Click below to see the recipe for the Presbyterian cocktail!
A spicy bourbon classic cocktail
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 2 ounces club soda
- 2 ounces ginger ale
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- candied ginger, for garnishing
- Fill a highball to top with ice. Pour in bourbon, then the club soda, ginger ale and bitters. Stir gently. Garnish with candied ginger and serve immediately.