Introducing the new Summer Cocktail Collection from Four Roses Bourbon! the These cocktails were created with the “home mixologist/backyard bartender” in mind and are easy to make with fresh juices and fruits. Perfect for summer sippin’ by the pool!
The Sweet and Spicy Cocktail
1 1/2 fl. oz. Four Roses Small Batch
3 fl. oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer
1/2 fl. oz. Lime Juice
6 slices strawberries
2 – 3 slices Jalapeño (remove seeds and ribs of pepper for less spice)
Spicy BBQ Rub or Aleppo Spice*
*Aleppo Spice – Aleppo chiles are citrusy with earthy undertones, fruity, pleasantly hot chile grown in the village of Aleppo, Syria.
Use lime to wet half the rim of a Collins glass, then dip rim in spicy BBQ seasoning/rub. Squeeze a quarter of the lime into the glass. Add 6 slices of strawberries, 2-3 sliced jalapeños, and muddle. Add Four Roses Small Batch, ice, and a small pour of Barritt’s Ginger Beer, then give a quick stir. Add more ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with jalapeño slices and a lime wheel (strawberry slice optional).
When choosing a BBQ seasoning/rub, look for peppers and sugar in the ingredients and opt for one with thicker granules for the best, most flavorful rim. For less fruit chunks, shake ingredients in an ice filled shaker, then strain over fresh ice.
Barritt’s Ginger Beer
Bon Appétit rates Barritt’s as one of their top 4 ginger beers! “Perhaps the most popular ginger beer in all of the Caribbean, Barritt’s has been around since 1874 and the bottled version uses only pure cane sugar.”
The Bee Sting Cocktail
- 1 ½ fl. Oz. Four Roses Small Batch
- ½ fl. Oz. Lemon Juice
- ½ fl. Oz. Honey
- 3 fl. Oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer
- 4 Blackberries (at max ripeness, more if not ripe)
- 2 pinches Black Pepper
SPICE LEVEL: 1/3
Combine honey, blackberries and black pepper in a glass, muddle. Add the lemon juice, bourbon and ice to the glass. Top with ginger beer and give a short stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge, three blackberries on a cocktail pick, and a sprinkle of black pepper.
Tropical Sunset Cocktail
Habanero peppers give this cocktail HEAT!
- 1 ½ fl. oz. Four Roses Small Batch
- 6 dice-size chunks Pineapple
- 1 – 2 slices Habanero (remove seeds for less spice)
- ½ fl. oz. Lime Juice
- 3 fl. oz Barritt’s Ginger Beer
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
In a shaker, muddle the pineapple and habanero. Add the Bourbon, lime juice, and ice and shake briefly (about 4 seconds). Open the shaker and add 2 oz ginger beer to the cocktail in the shaker. Strain all contents into a glass with ice. Top with 1 oz ginger beer. Float 2 dashes of Angostura over the drink and garnish with a lime wedge.
Berry Refreshing Cocktail
- 1 ½ Four Roses Small Batch
- ¾ fl. oz. Lemon Juice
- 5 Raspberries
- ½ fl. oz. Agave Syrup
- 3 fl. oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer
- 1 Mint sprig
In a glass, muddle raspberries with agave syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice, stir. Top with ginger beer and stir briefly to incorporate. Garnish with mint.
Southern Spoonful Recipe Column ~ The Roanoker Magazine
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