We love festive holiday cocktail recipes, including this super easy recipe for a whiskey and ginger. But, who says cozy cocktail parties are reserved just for the holiday season? Maybe we should have even more of them in months like January and February to help keep our spirits up through the long, dark winter. Celebration even past New Years. Keep your recipe simple, have fun with the playlist and try to forget that it’s freezing outside.
Also known as A Horse’s Neck, this cocktail was first served around the time of the Civil War, but it’s high time it makes a comeback. With a nice spicy and refreshing flavor, it’s a great year round sipper.
Why We Love This Recipe
Aside from loving a good holiday-ish cocktail, we also love the many health benefits of ginger. Did you know ginger helps to increase serotonin and dopamine levels, which can help with anxiety, depression, and dementia. Ginger is also one of the top recommended foods for people who want relief from inflammation or bloating or conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and osteoarthritis. Not only is it your MVP when fighting indigestion and inflammation, it can lower blood sugar and alleviate nausea and soreness.
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The Older, More Sophisticated Whiskey & Ginger Cocktail Recipe
(this recipe makes two drinks)
- 4 oz. whiskey, rye or bourbon of your choice
- 6 oz. ginger beer
- Approx. 8-10 dashes Angostura bitters
- 4 twists of lemon
In a shaker or tall glass, pour whiskey and ginger beer over several ice cubes. Toss in half of your lemon twists and add the dashes of bitters. Stir, do not shake, until combined. Strain into two glasses and garnish with one more ice cube and another twist of lemon.
Now, cozy up next to a fire, wrap yourself up in a blanket and enjoy your
A version of this article and recipe originally appeared in our Winter 2016 issue.
Sarah Kurtanich is a Fertility Awareness Practitioner and Health Coach on a mission to help shift how menstrators move through the world. Previously, she has served as the Chief Eating Officer at Taste Frederick Food Tours, the co-host of The Mustache Mesa podcast, and a Wild Woman Project Circle Leader. She believes in enjoying your food, taking care of yourself and doing things that make you feel good. She and her husband call Frederick, Maryland their home with their daughter and golden retriever.