Get Ready for Spring with a Spicy Ginger Beer-and-Bourbon Cooler

a person holding a glass of spicy ginger beer and bourbon cooler
Spicy Ginger Beer-and-Bourbon CoolerRikki Snyder

For a warm-weather picnic-ready cocktail, nothing beats this bourbon cooler. And it couldn't be easier to make! Equal parts sweet bourbon and spicy ginger beer, plus a dash of bitters are all you need for a sipper that's as refreshing as can be.

Yields: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 2 oz.


  • 2 oz.

    ginger beer, chilled

  • Dash Angostura bitters

  • Lemon slice and mint sprig, for garnish


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Top with bourbon, ginger beer, and bitters. Stir to combine. Garnish with lemon and mint.

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