Every summer since I turned 21, my friends and I have had a signature cocktail to commemorate the season. The first summer I could legally drink it was vanilla vodka and diet Coke (gotta start somewhere, right?).
The next summer it was Malibu rum and orange-mango juice, and the summer after that it was Sauvignon Blanc and St. Germain’s. Clearly, my tastes were evolving and becoming (dare I say) more mature. This summer, though, I worked at a summer camp and thus was happy to suspend the tradition for a few months.
But this fall I’ve discovered my new drink of the season. Honey whiskey gingers. I’ve never been a huge whiskey fan, but the roughness of the whiskey combined with the smoothness of the honey just seems perfect for fall (the amber color fits well with the changing leaves, too).
Ingredients and Equipment
- 2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey
- 3 oz. ginger ale
- Whiskey glass or tumbler
- Shot glass (if you want precise measuring)
- Fill the glass halfway with ice.
- Pour in the whiskey followed by the ginger ale. If this mixture is too strong, use one or two more ounces of ginger ale.
- Stir slightly with a spoon but not too much.
- Sip slowly and enjoy.
This drink is the perfect solution for someone who wants to try whiskey but is a little unsure about where to start, because the honey in the whiskey makes it a bit smoother going down. It’s also a great variation on the bar-standard Jack & Ginger.