Charred Ginger Syrup // Mckeller Co. // Dallas, TX
Ah, the soothing joys of roadside elixirs — and we don’t mean the gas station fuel for empty tanks and weary eyes. No, we’re talking sweet: high-octane slushees cold enough to calcify eyeballs, or tooth-rattling sodas, a-foam with tummy-soothing fizz. Follow the highway-side neon signs, and the brews you find will likely be just as ecto-cooler vibrant. But take the dusty backroad, and you’ll find more wholesome fare, like this syrup, flowery sweet with the crackling bite and warming heat of fresh ginger. Mix with seltzer when behind the wheel, or booze when the driving day is done: shake a quarter cup syrup with twice as much bourbon, a splash of lemon, a handful of mint leaves, and ice.
Ginger Bourbon “Slushee” Recipe Here