I work out with a trainer once a week, who I love to ask nutrition questions. He is serious about eating clean and healthy, like über serious. I pepper him with questions about nutritional articles I read during the week while he is torturing me with his newest and greatest way to keep me fit. That’s why I always bring him treats. My motto is you must have balance to be happy, plus its payback when I am groaning about how hard the work out is and he looks at me and says let me put that in his notes “NOT”, so I bring him my deserts that I know he can’t resist plus he loves hot spicy food, so I bring him peppers, the hottest I have. My husband says I’m evil, muwhahhaha.
I share my healthy recipes with him and he tells me recipes he and his wife have tried out. Once he learned that I do a Saturday Cocktail post he told me about his favorite drink, a bourbon ginger. He told me he likes to use Makers Mark (which I had on hand, thankfully), but Woodford would be fine too.
Once I decided to post this cocktail recipe, I wanted to know if there is a rule about how much ice you should add to an “on the rocks” drink and believe it or not, there is an opinion. From what I have read from the mixology world, 2-3 is perfect and crushed ice is a BIG no-no. Oh yes, and only use fresh ice no stuff that has been in your freezer since your last party. Go buy or make new cubes.
- 1 ounce bourbon (I used Maker's Mark)
- 4 ounces ginger ale
- 1 lime wedge
- In a low ball add ice and bourbon, pour ginger ale and squeeze lime wedge.