There is nothing as classically refreshing as a gin and tonic. It’s clean, bright, and doesn’t stain your teeth. Gin and tonics are great on their own, but every now and then, they can get a little boring. Turn up the volume with a ginger-infused simple syrup. It adds a sweet and warm bite.  Add a splash of lime juice, and you have the perfect accompaniment to any Pan-Asian meal.

Ingredients:

2 oz (shots) premium gin

1 oz ginger simple syrup

4 oz tonic water

splash of lime juice

lime wedge for garnish

Ingredients for Ginger Simple Syrup:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

2 inch fresh, peeled ginger (cut into chunks)

Method:

To prepare the simple syrup, combine one cup sugar plus one cup water in a saucepan. Add chunks of fresh, peeled ginger, and bring the liquid to a boil. Once sugar has dissolved completely, remove from stove and sieve the liquid through a strainer to remove any pieces of ginger. Let cool and set aside in a clean container.

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass over ice, squeeze fresh lime juice, and garnish with a wedge of lime. Enjoy!

Note: Ginger syrup can be used in a variety of cocktails. Use it in mojitos, martinis, anything that requires simple syrup.

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