Cocktail recipe from The Art of the Bar, syrup recipe from Imbibe.
- 8-12 mint leaves
- 1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin
- 1/2 oz ginger syrup*
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- Ginger Ale
Method: Put mint leaves in a highball glass, cover with syrup, and muddle lightly until the mint begins to release its aroma. Fill glass with ice; add gin and lime juice and top with ginger ale. Using a bar spoon, stir the drink from the bottom up to mix. Garnish with fresh mint and/or a lime wedge.
To make Ginger Syrup:
- 1 cup unpeeled, washed, fresh ginger, roughly chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups water
Finely chop ginger chunks in food processor or blender. Place in a large stockpot. Add sugar and water to the pot and stir. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for one hour until syrup is created. Strain the syrup through a sieve into a jar or bottle. Refrigerate.