What is your go-to drink? If I’m not having wine, I prefer a whiskey based cocktail, like a Manhattan. Manhattans and Old Fashioneds are not for everyone, so here is a friendlier, sunnier take on a bourbon cocktail. Limoncello, a lemon liqueur from the Amalfi Coast, makes everything taste like summer, and here it mellows the flavor of the bourbon. Add some spicy ginger beer and a dash of orange bitters for balance, and it’s pretty much perfect.
An American on the Amalfi Coast
- 1 oz bourbon
- 1 oz limoncello
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Ginger beer
- Combine bourbon, limoncello, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well incorporated.
- Strain into a short tumbler full of ice.
- Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lemon slice.