The rich flavour of bourbon is coupled with grilled, sweet apricot and ginger ale to make a perfectly full-bodied, summer cocktail.
Build a medium-heat fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill (medium-heat). You can also heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high.
Grill apricots, turning once, until seared on both sides (do this for 1-2 minutes).
Remove from heat and set aside.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle grilled apricot slices with lemon juice.
Add the whiskey and ice and then shake briefly.
Strain into a Collins glass over ice and top with ginger beer.
Garnish with apricot slices.
1 1⁄2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
3 thin apricot slices
1 apricot, pitted and sliced into 4 1-inch wedges
3⁄4 oz. lemon juice
3 oz. ginger beer
Makes: 1 serving
Takes: 5 Minutes