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So many classic cocktails are born in the bars of great hotels. Originally conceived as a hangover cure by the bar staff at Cairo’s Shepherd’s Hotel (before it burned to the ground in 1952), this bourbon- and gin-based drink has been around for 70 years. To adjust the potency—or get a jump on tomorrow’s hangover—simply increase or decrease the amount of ginger ale.
- 1 oz Bourbon
- 1 oz London dry gin
- 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Ginger ale, to top
- Garnish: Mint sprig
Add the bourbon, gin, lime juice and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled (about 30 seconds).
Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.
Top with the ginger ale.
Garnish with a mint sprig.