Infused gin and citrus juice give this bourbon and ginger cocktail a Thai kick!
I’m kinda on a bourbon kick lately.
After I made (and devoured) that Bourbon Pecan Tart I had a little (like, a whole bottle) of bourbon leftover so I decided to play with a few cocktail recipes.
As you know, I’m obsessed with Thai food and drink, so you know I had to dream up a Thai cocktail even though it’s the middle of winter and it’s currently disgusting and rainy outside.
It feels particularly gloomy for me right now because I’m sitting in a recreational vehicle parked outside our remodel house wearing paint stained pants and yesterday’s t-shirt.
I’m holding off on sharing the details (and pictures!) of the remodel until after the first of the year, but I still feel the need to whine about how tired I am and how much work this whole thing is.
Last night I got home after a twelve hour day of grunt labor at the “jobsite” and asked the husband, “is there any way I can drink wine AND take a shower at the same time? Do we have any sippy cups?”
I don’t mean to imply that alcohol solves any problems, except that, well, yes it does.
My mind is so completely fried from planning and executing this remodel that I can’t shut it off at the end of the day and I end up lying awake all night thinking about all the things I need to do.
Red wine helps with this problem. As does watching Lost on Netflix, marathon style.
It may seem a little strange to you that I’m sharing a tropical-style cocktail in the middle of winter, but sometimes I feel like this time of year is when you need a tropical drink the most.
My lovely sister Emily modeled this drink for us. Please take note of her awesome outfit (GO DUCKS!).
She and my mom got to enjoy the spoils of this photo shoot right before we all piled into a stretch limo-SUV thing to drive around and look at Christmas lights.
We all thought we’d try out a new tradition this year, and I think we got a little carried away with our planning.
Not that it wasn’t fun to eat Red Robin take-out and balance a glass of wine with my niece climbing all over me, but I think my vote will go toward something a bit more casual next year.
Okay, my hands are nearly frozen solid from typing in this ice cold RV, so I’ll quit my blabbering and hand over the Thai cocktail recipe.
Here’s the Recipe!
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 2 ounces wild lime leaf infused gin*
- Juice of one orange
- Juice of half of one lime
- 6 ounces ginger beer
- Add all of the ingredients except for the ginger beer to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake and strain equal amounts into two highball glasses filled with ice.
- Top each glass with 3 ounces of ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.
*Combine 8 wild lime leaves (found in Asian supermarkets and most Whole Foods) with 16 ounces gin and let infuse for minimum 24 hours.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 420Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 159mgCarbohydrates 77gFiber 10gSugar 47gProtein 3g
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