Here's a really simple and flavorful drink to make that's been a winter tradition in my family, especially with freshly roasted chestnuts. Great stuff! Funny thing: I posted the drink on The Good Men Project the other day, promoted it on Facebook this morning and right away got a comment from a friend that the drink is a "(d)escendent of the coo woo - America's oldest cocktail, still served at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury: Ginger brandy and rum". The Wayside is one of my favorite biking destinations - I just zipped by it yesterday. Gorgeous! There's a shot of the place taken just before Christmas included with the pictures above.
Yah, you bet after getting that comment that's where I'll be this afternoon after teaching skating not far away at all in Marlborough. More about that real soon!
All you need to make whiskey and ginger ale is whiskey, ginger ale and ice. Easy. I use "2 fingers" of whiskey (see the picture above) in a tall (12-ounce) glass, add ice and then fill the glass with ginger ale. You can click this link for a complete step-by-step picture book recipe. Just a note on whiskey: I prefer Canadian blended whiskey for this - in our family, we call the drink "Canadian Club and ginger ale", but any whiskey will work.