Ginger Cocktail
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Sparkling Ginger Cocktail

A bubbly bourbon cocktail recipe with a simple-to-make spicy ginger syrup. It's the perfect blend of spicy, sour, sweet and bubbly. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


For ginger syrup:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 oz fresh ginger peeled and sliced thinly

For each cocktail:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz ginger syrup
  • 1 oz freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Sparkling water I used Montellier lemon sparkling water


To make ginger syrup:

  • Combine all three ingredients in a large microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, or until sugar dissolves completely with a quick stir. Let stand at room temperature one hour.

To make a cocktail:

  • Stir bourbon, ginger syrup and lemon juice together in a glass. Add a handful of ice and top with a splash of sparkling water.