|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||39%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Forget the mint, ginger takes over in this julep and it is a wonderful thing! The ginger julep '68 fastback recipe begins with ginger-infused bourbon for an amazing new twist on the favorite mint julep.
Using a bourbon with an extra bit of rye gives the infusion a wonderful spice that's perfect for ginger. It can take a week or two to finish, depending on your taste, so be sure to plan ahead.
Once that wonderful concoction is ready, more ginger is muddled with brown sugar, the bourbon is added, then it is all topped off with sparkling soda. The result is a snappy cocktail that is a celebration of both a very fine bourbon and the sweetened spice that is only found in ginger.
For the Ginger-Infused Bourbon:
1/2 cup (1/8-inch thick) slices fresh ginger
1 (750-milliliter) bottle bourbon whiskey
For the Cocktail:
1/4 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 ounces soda water, divided
1 tablespoon packed organic brown sugar
1 1/2 ounces ginger-infused bourbon
Lemon twist, or lime twist; for garnish
Make the Ginger-Infused Bourbon
Gather the ingredients.
In an infusion jar, add the ginger slices then fill with bourbon.
Seal, shake well, then store in a cool, dark place. Shake every day or two.
After 7 days, test the whiskey for flavor. Continue infusing for 2 to 3 days, or longer, until the flavor reaches your desired intensity.
Strain out the ginger, bottle the bourbon, and store just like any other whiskey.
- An infusion of ginger can take up to two weeks. It simply depends on how intense you want the flavor.
- You can speed up the infusion slightly by using more ginger, though the patient approach is still best.
- Use this ginger whiskey for other cocktails while you have it! Simple is often best, so look to popular whiskey cocktails like the highball and old-fashioned.
Make the Ginger Julep '68 Fastback
Gather the ingredients.
In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the ginger and brown sugar together until all of the sugar is moistened and nearly dissolved.
Add a dash of soda to finish dissolving the sugar, stir in the bourbon.
Finish by filling the glass with ice, add soda to taste.
Garnish with a lemon or lime twist. Serve and enjoy.
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