1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 cup Bourbon
Lime wedges, garnish
Maraschino cherries, garnish
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, water, cherry juice, and fresh ginger. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat to cool completely.
Fill a cocktail glass halfway full with ice. Pour 1/4 cup of bourbon into the class. Add about a tablespoon or so of the simple syrup. Fill the glass the rest of the way with the Ginger Beer. Garnish with lime wedge and cherry.