Imagine yourself sitting court side at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, or better yet, in the President’s Box. What cocktail would you sip while watching? Well, ok — you’ll probably be watching the action from the comfort of home in front of the TV… The U.S. Open signals the end of summer, but I don’t want to put away summer flavors just yet.
I came up with this refreshing cocktail that’s bursting with a grand slam of flavors: bourbon, ginger liqueur, sparkling water and the crispness of lemon. It’s distinctly American. So, whether you’re in the backyard or in front of the TV watching the action in New York, give this cocktail a try. It’s an ace!
- 2 ounces bourbon
- ½ ounce ginger liqueur
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 strips of lemon peel
- Lemon sparkling water
- In a martini shaker with ice, add the bourbon, ginger, lemon peel and juice. Shake and pour into an old fashion glass top with more ice and lemon sparkling water.
You can find fun tennis favors at places like Amazon, where I found these tennis racket stir sticks and tennis ball skewers! Best part is I paid less than $10 for both!