Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ah, Texas summer ...

... You scrofulous ball of suck and misery.

By way of Gunsmith Joe we have discovered a new summer cocktail.

Take:

1 oz of bourbon
3 ozs of ginger ale
Squirt of lime juice.

Pour the above over ice, and sip inside, under air-conditioning, like a civilised human being.

LawDog

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Jack and Ginger!

Old NFO said...

Hey now, this one has been MILD... Globull warming and all that, don'tcha know... Bourbon and branch or Scotch, unless 'certain' people show up, then they get on White Russians... :-)

Tim Covington said...

I will stick with my mojitos.

Sanford Begley said...

Whiskey and ginger is old school. Approved

Skip said...

Just bourbon and ice...under the A/C, or a tree.

Canthros said...

Sounds like a Kentucky Mule.

ScribblersDad said...

'Tis a Kentucky Mule. Use vodka, is Moscow Mule. Gin? London Mule, mate. I was once even served the same with Akvavit, by a friend who called it a Scandinavian Mule. Ginger and lime is like gin and vermouth - I swear there is some mystical chemistry going on that makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts. BTW, most pleased to see you back, LD!

Orvan Taurus said...

Kind sir, even us not-exactly humans can and do appreciate properly conditioned air. As well as a good drink, yes.

Drang said...

And make it with dark rum and it is a Dark and Stormy.

Ginger beer works better than ginger ale, but use what you have.

DaddyBear said...

I need to get more lime and ginger beer, now that you mention it.

Anonymous said...

I suggest using Blenheim's Spicy ginger ale, and Old Overholt Rye

Grog said...

A tall shot glass of Jameson mixed with 16 oz of iced tea is also not a bad combination.

Toastrider said...

Much to my annoyance/amusement, I have developed a taste for ciders. Kopparberg is expensive here stateside, and I can't even get my favorite flavor!

Curmudgeon said...

I might give that a try. My standby summer drink:

Highball/Collins glass filled with ice cubes (not crushed)
1/6 slice of lime, squeezed, then lime left in
2 ounces rum (I prefer dark) [St. James if you can find it]
Fill with tonic water, stir, enjoy.

Cheers!
LWJ

Goodie said...

Try 50/50, 60/40, 70/30, or howevermuch crown grand apple and applejuice over ice. Maybe a drop or two of fireball to slap it around some.

OvergrownHobbit said...

We discovered the same thing this summer. And our summers are purely delightful.

I comment to suggest adding a handful of fresh mint prior to the ice, bourbon, ginger ale and lime.

Note to teetotallers and ladies pregnant in deep summer: this is refreshing even without the bourbon.