If one were really, truly stretching the definition of healthy, one might consider this cocktail medicinal.
Fresh citrus combines with raw muddled ginger root, a bit of botanically infused gin and bitters and just enough sweetness to help the delicious medicine go down. The result is a bit spicy, a bit lip-tingly and undeniably delicious: The Gin and Ginger.
- 2 slices fresh ginger root
- 1 tsp. Rich Simple Syrup (See: How To Make Simple Syrup)
- 1-2 dashes grapefruit bitters (I am in love with Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters but, like all craft bitters, it’s expensive enough to encourage me to get off my butt and DIY my own.)
- 1.5 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (about 1/4 large grapefruit)
- .5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1/4 large lime)
- 1.5 oz. gin
- Slice candied ginger, for garnish (optional)
Start by muddling the heck out of the fresh ginger root.
Add ice to your shaker, then add the simple syrup, bitters, grapefruit and lime juice and gin. Shake hard and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a small slice of candied ginger and serve right away.
Enjoy responsibly and have a great weekend! Thanks guys!8
Kelly Chronister says
Looks delicious. Is the ginger root just in the bottom of the glass and then you pour the rest in?
Yup, mash up the ginger, then add everything else, shake and strain.
Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing!
I can’t wait to make this, in spite of the fact that we are curled up with the ” fur kids”, blankets & watching snow fall! Okay, maybe it’s a good evening for a less “Spring – Summer” cocktail, but I love everything in it! You totally rock the cocktail world!…oh, and…your own grapefruit bitters?? Do share! Please?
Interesting! It looks pretty!
Wow, do I wish I had seen this before Monday morning! Gin and ginger sounds like the best possible combination. I’m going to have to keep it on the short list for next weekend. 🙂
I just tried this on the weekend and it was delicious! Excellent blend of sweet, bitter, spicy and sour to buoy the gin flavour. Topped with a bit of ginger-beer just to fizz it up a bit. Very refreshing. It also works well with regular bitters for those that don’t have grapefruit. Thanks for the recipe!
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