This simple cocktail manages to surprise by being utterly refreshing and delicious despite its seeming simplicity.

This is thanks to the depth of flavor added by Virgil Kaine Ginger Bourbon from Charleston, South Carolina. The folks at Virgil Kane macerate young Yellow Hawaiian ginger with their bourbon that they source from their local Spade & Clover Gardens. Their distillation process also distinguishes itself by using a unchilled filtration process because the more common chilled filtration process actually removes some of the flavor - who knew! Anyways, the point is that this stuff has a great strong flavor that's able to carry itself when enjoyed in a simple cocktail like this and also in more elaborate creations. 

Virgil Kaine is soon to be distributed in Nashville, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for it at the liquor store!


bar spoon


2 oz Virgil Kaine Ginger Bourbon
4 oz lemonade (homemade is best)


Pour your bourbon and lemonade in a glass with ice. Stir and serve. Think you can handle that?