Another Friday, another crush. The sun has gone into hiding again, and it’s been raining all day. And I have a child with chicken pox (wtf, right?). And we still haven’t been out on the boat yet. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling a sunny and fruity drink on this #CrushFridayVA. So, I kind of stepped out of the box for this week’s cocktail.
A simple syrup is infused with heady kick of fresh ginger flavor after a short steeping period. Which is then combined with freshly squeezed lemon juice, vodka, a splash of triple sec, and a bit of bubbly in the form of some ginger ale to round out the flavor.
It’s something different for this rainy evening we’re having here on the island. Little league games are already cancelled tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to a lazy morning with my guys. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
The Lemon Ginger Crush
For the ginger simple syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 medium fresh ginger root, sliced
For the crush:
3 lemons, juiced
2/3 cup vodka
1/2 cup ginger simple syrup
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup ginger ale
lemon slices, for garnish
For the simple syrup bring water, sugar, and ginger slices to a boil over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat, cover, and let 30 minutes.
To make the cocktail, combine lemon juice, vodka, simple syrup, water, and ginger ale into a pitcher. Stir to combine.
Serve in highball glasses over ice with a lemon slice as garnish.