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.
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)
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.