Spiced Bourbon Ginger

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Photo by Farrah Fox

Food Culture of the South

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Makes one cocktail

  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 cloves
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 3-4 whole allspice
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 knob of fresh ginger
  • ½ ounce of maple syrup
  • Ginger ale
  • Garnish: pear slice
  1. Infuse the bourbon: In a container, combine bourbon with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, vanilla bean, and ginger, and let sit for 24-48 hours. Strain before serving.
  2. Assemble the drink: Add maple syrup to strained bourbon and shake over ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a pear slice.
  • Recipe from Erin Scala of Common House in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia

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