Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Mar 18, 2011

Jameson & Ginger Beer

Post-St. Patrick's Day, I would imagine many of you need a teensy break from beer.  Or maybe some of you don't...
Keeping with the Irish theme this month, this cocktail is a spin on the typical Jameson & Ginger drink.  I've always felt that regular ginger ale just doesn't pack enough of a real ginger flavor.  Ginger Beer, while non-alcoholic (some brands do have slight traces of alcohol - under 1%), is a lot more potent and uses a lot of real ginger in the flavoring process.  This is yet another great cocktail to usher you into spring.

Jameson & Ginger Beer - serves 1

  • 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1/3 bottle ginger beer 

Add the whiskey over a glass of ice and top with the ginger beer - Cheers!