To be totally honest, I’ve never heard of this drink being called Phlump before. Nor have I ever referred to it as Big Ginger.
When the week starts to wind down, sometimes I’m too lazy to whip out all the bar tools to make a decent old-fashioned, even though it’s one of my favorites. I just want to be able to pour, stir, and enjoy. Thus, my default drink on most weekends is the Jameson and Ginger.
Without pretending like I’m an irish whiskey expert, what I do like about Jameson is how easy it is to drink. It isn’t as “peaty” or smoky as other irish whiskeys I’ve tried.
The splash of ginger ale gives it the right amount of fizz and sweetness and balances the taste nicely. Overall, it’s a refreshing cocktail if you’re not in the mood for a basic Jameson neat, or on the rocks.
While doing some research on the official recipe for this cocktail, I’ve found some interesting derivatives. The Phlump, for instance, is made in a Collins glass with two ounces of Jameson, topped with ginger ale, ice, and garnished with lime and lemon.
Sounds delicious, right? Great cocktail for those balmier afternoons, hanging out on your balcony or poolside in Miami or something.
My version is a bit more haphazard and less froofy (is froofy a word? If not, it should be). I fill a rocks glass almost to the top with solid ice. Regular freezer-created, boat-shaped ice is fine, but ideally, you’ll want to use perfect cubes because they melt much slower, which means less dilution.
After filling up with ice, I pour in Jameson to the halfway point, or till its two-thirds full. Then, depending on my mood, I add a splash of ginger ale, or I top the glass. I grab the stirrer to mix it up a bit, and boom! Done.
Not a bad way to wrap up the week.
Have you tried a Jameson and Ginger before? Do you drink a similar cocktail that uses Jameson? Tell us about em in the comments below.
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