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Libations For All Occasions: Genial Gin-Ger

Libations For All Occasions: Genial Gin-Ger

The universe of mixology and flavor has always intrigued me, ever since I embraced adult drinking. Combining unique liquors, tinkering with amounts, finding out just how much clarity ice can truly achieve in a cooler…all are just a few of the necessary components needed to make a drink worthy of spending $15 at the bar.

That is the thought that sprung to mind when I picked up my bottle of ginger liqueur.

Anybody who has taken a sip from Fever-Tree Ginger Beer knows the spice that hits right at the bridge of the nose, and that was what I wanted to infuse with my new ginger liqueur in an ultimate spicy concoction to sip through the night. A drink that I don’t need to order three of to feel the effects. Maybe just two to enjoy, though, as it is easy to mix.

Part martini, part mule, all sweet, this is a drink that’s easily adjustable to the level of strength the drinker desires—whether in alcoholic content or ginger spiciness. For I guarantee shivers and goosebumps will happen, and it’s not due to the weather outside.


INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz gin

1.5 oz ginger liqueur

0.75 oz sweet vermouth

Ginger beer

Ice cube

 

Time: 5 min

Servings: 1 cocktail


DIRECTIONS

1. In a wide-rim tumbler or rocks glass, place an ice cube or, if you want a weaker drink, crushed ice.

2. Add in 1 shot (around 1.5 oz) each of gin and ginger liqueur. Next, add in a ½ shot (around .75 oz) of sweet vermouth.

3. Top with ginger beer to preference, Fever-Tree preferred, and stir to combine. Over-stirring will cause the ice cube to melt faster, which will water down the cocktail.

4. Sip freely and enjoy!
 

Note: To make your own crystal-clear ice worthy of a high-class bar, follow an in-depth video tutorial, such as this one. All you need is filtered water, a small cooler, freezer space, and a serrated knife. An ice pick is a fun plus. Click here to watch a video tutorial.