I think I might be on a bit of a ginger cocktail kick these days. You can add ginger to anything and suddenly it feels appropriate for winter. I really enjoyed the simplicity of the bourbon and ginger cocktail from last week, but we don’t usually keep ginger ale around the house. Luckily, we pretty much always have fresh ginger, so we made a quick ginger syrup and came up with this cocktail to take to a friends house for dinner last night. This is a light and refreshing drink, appropriate for both summer (given the juices) and winter (given the ginger). Give it a try!
- 1 ½ ounces peach nectar
- 1 ounce white cranberry juice
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 teaspoon ginger syrup (recipe below)
- Squeeze of lemon
- Dash of bitters
- Sparkling water
To make the ginger syrup:
- Peel and slice a 2 inch piece of fresh ginger. Add ½ cup water, ½ cup sugar, and the ginger to a small saucepan. Heat on medium heat until sugar is dissolved, then gently simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and then cool to room temperature. Keep in fridge once cool.
To make the Ginger Peach Fizz Cocktail:
- Add the peach nectar, white cranberry juice, vodka, ginger syrup, squeeze of lemon, and bitters to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well then strain into a cocktail glass. Top off with the sparkling water. Enjoy!