There are certain events that are so special, they require something very special to drink.
Text And Photo By Rebecca Orchant
Allow me to introduce you to the Pucker Up, a ginger-bourbon lime rickey that my devoted Sidekick and I created for our wedding last year. That was a really special occasion. I think of the beginning of summer the same way. This cocktail is laid-back enough to go with burgers and deliciously sophisticated enough to be served at a garden cocktail party. Whatever you do, be prepared for your friends to drink more than one.
A glass full of cool summer breeze.
- Author: Rebecca Orchant & Sean Gardner
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 (easily multiplied for large groups) 1x
- juice of one lime
- two slices of ginger
- 1 barspoon simple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 oz. bourbon
- seltzer to fill
- Muddle lime, ginger, bitters and simple syrup.
- Strain into glass of ice.
- Add 2 ounces of bourbon.
- Fill with seltzer and stir.
- Enjoy in the sunshine.
This is also a great cocktail to make ahead in batches. Simply muddle all your ingredients, strain and add the bourbon as a base. Then, when ready to drink, add seltzer to taste and dole out by the pitcherful.
Rebecca Orchant is a New Mexican ex-pat living in Brooklyn. She likes onions and pickles more than most people, stops in every diner that crosses her path and has been known to indulge in a cocktail or two. You can find more vinegar, whiskey and butter-soaked tales on her blog, Chronicles of a Stomach Grumble.
I tried this– it’s honestly a phenomenal drink. Kudos to the creators. Everyone should try it!
ps, does this author have a cookbook? I’d buy one right now!