The Kentucky Highballer

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So if you spend enough time around me, you'll see that March Madness is my favorite sporting event of the entire year. So in honor of my prediction for the tournament champion, I give you the Kentucky Highballer, a whiskey ginger drink perfect for a classy game day party!

A friend of mine gave me this bottle of whiskey for a birthday gift. I thought that it would be perfectly paired with the ginger syrup I received as a birthday gift as well. And it was! The two together, with a nice blend of citrus, created a great drink that wasn't overly sweet. 

The Kentucky Highballer


2 oz. Lexington Bourbon Whiskey

.5 oz Morris Kitchen Ginger syrup 

1 orange wedge

Large ice cube

Orange peel and mint for garnish






Ice cube tray: got mine here



Measure out the whiskey and syrup into shaker. Place a few small cubes of ice in and shake. In a glass, muddle wedge of orange and remove peel. Strain drink into glass. Rub orange peel around the edge of the glass, then place in the drink. Add fresh mint for garnish. 


What are some of your favorite drink recipes?