Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds until drink is well chilled.
1 ½ ounces bourbon, 1 ounce ginger liqueur, ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
Strain into a low ball glass filled with ice.
Feel free to substitute whiskey for bourbon.
Fresh lemon juice makes a huge difference in the flavor and smoothness of this drink. Avoid the bottled stuff with preservatives.
Shaking this cocktail for at least 20-30 seconds ensures the juice emulsifies with the alcohols and adequately chills the drink. This is especially important if you serve it straight up in a coupe glass instead of over ice.