Long before the world had mixologists, there were herbologists. During the Middle Ages, apothecaries were the source of tinctures and herbal elixirs that provided relief from ailments and anxieties. This delicious, detoxifying concoction may be enjoyed as a cocktail over ice—or, omitting the bourbon, served warm in equal parts organic green tea for relief from winter’s chill or a cold.
1 inch piece fresh ginger (peeled and finely sliced)
Juice from half a medium lime
4 sprigs fresh mint
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of organic honey (or agave nectar)
4 oz filtered or bottled water
2 oz Lexington Bourbon
Add finely sliced ginger, lime juice, mint, pepper, honey (or agave) and bourbon in a glass and muddle vigorously. Fill glass with fresh ice, top with filtered water and stir well before enjoying.