Bourbon and jam...who knew? Occasionally, when I'm bored or in the mood to create new things, I do a lot of experimenting. I'm always mixing up some random cocktail and asking John to try it while hoping for the best. I've seen a trend in mixing jam in cocktails and wasn't too sure how I felt about it...until I made it myself. When the weather cools down, I tend to experiment a bit more with dark liquors; I find them to be warming and soothing. Ginger beer is something else that I love. I think it adds a bit of depth to cocktails not to mention it just tastes good. I try and keep ginger beer in my refrigerator for my ginger cravings and for cocktails, obviously.
Strawberry Bourbon & Ginger (I don't have actual measurements; eyeball it!)
Bourbon (I used Bulleit but whatever you prefer will be just fine)
Pour bourbon in glass, add ginger beer and ice, stir in about a tsp of strawberry jam.
boom. A different way to enjoy a little bourbon and ginger drink.