We recently had a simple and delicious drink at Bloodhound that's kind of like a cross between a whiskey sour and a bourbon-and-ginger (does that drink have an official name, btw?) with the added magical power of St. Germain. Bar manager Dylan O'Brien sent us the details. Sidenote: Have one yourself at a happy hour price this Sunday during the BIG GAME. Chef Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats will also be there roasting a whole hog. From Dylan:
The drink is called the Recoil because we like to use Bulleit (pronounced like bullet) Bourbon and it goes down easy but it has a kick. Kinda cheesy, I know. I like the drink because it's really balanced and can appeal to all different kinds of drinkers. Whiskey drinkers like it because you can taste the bourbon and it's not too sweet. However, it's sweet enough to appeal to those that like sugary stuff. And lets face it, you can add St. Germain to just about anything and it makes it taste better. It's like bacon that way.
1.5 oz good quality bourbon (we use Bulleit or Buffalo Trace, but any good one will do; Makers, Knob Creek, Old Grand Dad, etc.)
.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Ginger Beer - Not ginger ale. Ginger beer is spicier and drier and makes a more balanced cocktail.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and shake the first three ingredients 20 times. Strain into a pint Mason jar filled with ice and top with the ginger beer. Garnish with a lime.