Hi everyone! No, this is not Don Draper in the middle of this photo, it’s my friend Todd next to two other dashing friends.
Todd made me a drink the other day that was so tasty and unique that I had to share it with you.
It was festive and allowed non-drinkers to feel like they were having a cocktail.
If you are like me, when I entertain I want everyone to feel catered to and their every libation and culinary need fulfilled. Todd, you did just that so thank you!
Here’s what Todd has to say:
but I adapted that to make it less sweet–and then found that the syrup could be a base for a wider variety of drinks than with just prosecco.
Here’s what I did to make about a cup of ginger syrup for the:
“Ginger Snap” cocktail:
8 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/3 cup of sugar (less than half of what is in the original recipe)
1 cup water
Bring the ginger, sugar and water to a boil and reduce to more of a syrup consistency–took about 5 minutes. Strain the mixture in a sieve to remove the ginger particles.
Add 1 tsp of ginger syrup to each drink. I found this worked great with prosecco, sparkling water and as a ginger vodka martini (mix with vodka, shake with ice in a cocktail shaker).
I hadn’t expected using it in non-prosecco drinks, so we ran out. Next time, I will at least double the above recipe.