Mississippi HaymakerEvery Pitmaster needs a good drink to cool down after a hot day manning the fire, and I have a great one for you right here. I call it a Mississippi Haymaker and it’s packed with refreshing flavors guaranteed to quench your thirst! This recipe was adapted from an old farmer’s drink (haymaker’s punch). It was drunk after a hot day’s work gathering hay. The original combines lemon, ginger, molasses, and vinegar into a sweet-tangy drink that rehydrates you better than regular water according to old timers. I like the lemon and ginger combo in this punch and decided that it would make a great “adult” beverage for those hot summer BBQ’s. I call it the Mississippi Haymaker (cause I’m from Mississippi) and they are delicious and refreshing. Print
- 4oz Ginger Simple Syrup*
- 4oz Water
- 2oz Lemon Juice
- 2oz Four Roses Bourbon
- 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- Lemon slices for garnish
Ginger Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- ¼ cup fresh chopped ginger
- Combine the sugar and water in a small boiler over medium high heat. Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the ginger and return to boil. Remove from heat and steep for ½ hour. Strain the syrup and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
- Fill a quart mason jar with ice.
- Add bourbon, lemon juice, ginger syrup, water, and cider vinegar.
- Place lid on jar and shake, garnish jar with lemon slices and serve.