101 Best New Cocktails: Gunslinger by Eric Ho, Melt Bar and Grilled, Lakewood, OH.
Adapted from a recipe by Eric Ho, Melt Bar and Grilled, Lakewood, OH.
“A favorite among staff at Melt. It is a take on a Moscow Mule using our favorite spirit, bourbon, as well as fresh juice straight from the ginger root for an even spicier kick. So would you like some ‘Bulleit’ in your Gunslinger?” Eric Ho.
4 lemon wedges
1 teaspoon cane sugar
60 ml (2 oz) Bulleit bourbon
15 ml (.5 oz) fresh-pressed ginger juice
Muddle 3 lemon wedges and the sugar in an old-fashioned glass. Add the bourbon and ginger juice. Stir to incorporate sugar. Fill glass with ice, top with ginger ale and toss to mix. Add the remaining lemon wedge as garnish.
gaz sez: Nice, simple, and incredibly well-balanced. I like this one without the ginger ale, too. Well done, Eric.
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