The sun is shining, the weather is sweet yeah (as a certain Bob Marley sang), which means it’s cocktail time. Yes yes, I know it’s cocktail time all year round, but any excuse and all that…
While this may not be a particularly fruity, summery number, it is sweet, sour, and you will be wanting more. It works especially well if you’re watching Mad Men, or sat in a smoke-hazed room wearing braces and a hat. Other locations and occasions are acceptable.
Playlist for your shaking
From vigorous to mellow, from mixing to drinking.
Ingredients – serves one
25ml ginger wine
25ml simple sugar syrup
35ml lemon juice
If you don’t have any sugar syrup, it’s really easily to make. Put a pan on the hob with 2:1 sugar:water ratio. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, decant into a sterilised bottle and leave to cool.
Add all the ingredients to a Boston cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is really cold.
Serve in a tumbler filled with crushed ice and garnish with some lemon rind.