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On the Road / Dharma Bum / Desolation Angel

According to stories, legendary author Jack Kerouac preferred his Irish Whiskey with ginger beer, lime, and bitters, so this cocktail is a tip of the cap to him.

Featured Spirit: 1916 Bourbon

Such big and bold flavors require an equally bold whiskey to stand up to them, and the 1916 Bourbon fits the bill perfectly.


  1. 2 oz 1916 Bourbon
  2. ¾  oz Ginger Syrup
  3. ½ oz Lime Juice
  4. 2 oz Club Soda
  5. Old Fashioned Bitters (float)
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In a shaker tin, combine bourbon, ginger syrup, and lime juice, then shake well. Strain into a collins glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda and stir. Float a couple dashes on the top of the cocktail, and garnish with a lime wedge.

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