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Good Fortune Cocktail

Servings: 1 cocktail; with enough syrup for 16 cocktails

The heat of the fresh ginger in this grown-up Jack and Ginger cocktail is just the right amount of spice. For a dinner party, you can scale up and batch the cocktail by combining all the ingredients except the club soda, then finish with the club soda and orange peel when you’re ready to serve.


For the ginger syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced

For the cocktail

  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 6 dashes orange bitters
  • 3 to 4 oz. club soda, for topping
  • orange peel, for garnish

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 190
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 0
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 20
  • Carbohydrates (g): 13
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 8
  • Protein (g): 0


Make the ginger syrup

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, 1 cup water, and ginger. Stir to dissolve the sugar, then increase the heat to medium high to bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then simmer. Cook 15 minutes, then strain out the ginger. Cool to room temperature before using. The syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Make the cocktail

  • In a large glass or cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, 1/2 oz. of the syrup, orange juice, and bitters. Stir to combine. Pour into a lowball glass filled with ice, and top with the club soda. Garnish with the orange peel. Serve immediately.


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