Ginger has become increasingly popular in adult beverages. Ginger ale and ginger beer are used in a number of cocktail variations. Mothers have used Canada Dry Ginger Ale for decades to soothe upset little tummies. The name is misleading: the ale doesn’t contain alcohol. It’s basically carbonated water, sugar and ginger flavorings.
Here’s an adult ginger cocktail with a bourbon rush and a ginger plus lemon zing!
Ginger Gold Rush
1½ oz ginger liqueur (like Domaine de Canton)
1 oz Bourbon
½ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Brandied cherry, for garnish
Put the brandied cherry in the bottom of a martini glass. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over the cherry into the glass.