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This combo of lemonade, ginger ale and bourbon packs a potent and refreshing punch.

"My friend Steven came up with the idea to spike an Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade)," Curtis says. "But it took a detour somewhere, and we ended up with this libation. It was fun experimenting, even though we suffered the consequences the next day."


  • 1 cup good-quality ginger ale
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced
  • ½ English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • One 3-inch piece fresh ginger
  • About 2 cups ice cubes


Serves: 4


In a large pitcher, combine the ginger ale, lemonade, bourbon, lemon, cucumbers, and mint. Peel the ginger, then, using the vegetable peeler, shave the ginger lengthwise into paper-thin ribbons. Add to the lemonade mixture and stir to muddle the ingredients and blend all the flavors.

Fill four large glasses with ice and pour in the lemonade mixture, including the lemon, mint, cucumbers, and ginger. Serve immediately.

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