Saturday, March 12, 2011

Riding the Kentucky Mule

Recently I've fallen in love with ginger and Elton John's early 1970's recordings. Both have a changed my life. I avoided Elton John for most of my life because he sang "Nikita" and seemed more concerned with fashion and being a knight than music.

I never used ginger in the kitchen because I'm a son the Great Plains and ginger (especially in root form) would be considered to exotic for a Kansan's taste buds.

Now I'm trying everything with ginger in it. I'm especially into ginger beer, which is an invigorating, quenching, smooth drink. If you've never tried ginger beer, try the one brewed by The Ginger People. If you want to take ginger beer to the next level try it in the following cocktail:

Kentucky Mule

  • 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey
  • ginger beer
  • splash of lime juice
  • wedge of lime or lemon
  • Fill glass with ice, add bourbon, dance a gig, top off with ginger beer, whistle, splash drink with lime juice, and garnish. Sip and count your blessings.
with a pirate's smile,


Anonymous said...

Just learned something about mincing ginger:

Jenni said...

We just bought some ginger beer yesterday and you know I've got whiskey on hand! I need to get going on that bourbon bacon jam, though, or the weekend will be over before I get to it.