For those regular readers of the Bit by a Fox Blog, you may have noticed that since this past August, I’ve been partnering with Reed’s Ginger Beer to create fun (and delicious!) cocktails.
I love working with a brand that has a great, local story – born in LA over 30 years ago! – is an incredibly versatile cocktail mixer, and the leading all-natural craft ginger beer in the country. Interesting, delicious, all-natural and the people love it? Sounds like a real winner to me!
I also love the fact that they are NOT afraid of packing in the ginger. I’ve found their Reed’s Strongest Ginger Beer is one of the most fun to play with in cocktails because it can really hold up to the booze. Especially when working with brown spirits. Ginger and whiskey, yes please!
This year, Reed’s is the official ginger beer for the Rose Bowl Stadium here in Los Angeles, so naturally, they need a special cocktail, no?! This is where the Rose Bowl Buck comes in.
It’s got that familiar kick you’ll find in a Buck cocktail – the pre-cursor to the Mule – but with a little added depth, and bittersweetness coming from the Amaro. Adding a squeeze of lemon juice brightens the overall flavors and balances out the sweetness for a refreshing and crushable cocktail. Exactly what you need when you’re cheering on your favorites.
Simple to make but with beautifully complex flavors, the Rose Bowl Buck might just be your new favorite game day crusher.
Rose Bowl Buck
2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1 oz Amaro Nonino
4 oz Reed’s Strongest Ginger Beer
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Garnish: mini roses
Fill a shaker with ice, bourbon, amaro, and lemon juice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled copper mug, Collins glass or large rocks glass. Top with Reed’s Strongest Ginger Beer. Garnish with mini roses.
This post was sponsored (and powered!) by Reed’s Ginger Beer. As always, all opinions are my own.