Looking for a sure win on an upcoming dinner party? Hit it out of the park with sippable cocktails. On cold nights, we love pairing a warming bourbon with these cozy winter flavors. Want to make a non-alcoholic version? Just omit the bourbon and increase the other ingredients by half!
Orange Ginger Bourbon Cocktail with Brandied Cherries Recipe
Makes: 1 serving, multiply as needed
Total Time: 5 minutes
• 2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
• 2 oz bourbon
• 1 ½ teaspoons orange ginger simple syrup (ingredients below)
• Dash of bitters
• jar brandied cherries with syrup
Orange ginger simple syrup-
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 4-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
• Orange peels from half an orange
Orange cinnamon rimming sugar-
• ¼ cup raw cane sugar
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
To make simple syrup- In a medium pot, combine water, sugar, ginger and orange peels. Bring
mixture to a boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Cover pot with lid and let steep for
20 minutes. Remove ginger and orange peels. Transfer to an airtight container to refrigerate
until ready to use.
To make rimming sugar- combine all ingredients in a shallow bowl or dish.
Fill a large cocktail mixing glass with ice and add orange juice, bourbon, simple syrup, a dash of
bitters and 1 teaspoon syrup from brandied cherries. Stir with a long mixing spoon for 1 minute.
Dip glass rim in water then in sugar mixture. Strain into glass and garnish with brandied cherry
and orange peel.