Not quite a dark and stormy – Made from ScratchTweet Follow @MyAchingHead
The theme for MxMo this month is Made from Scratch having never really delved into the homemade ingredients side of things before I wanted to start with something basic. I recalled seeing a post from Stevi at Two At The Most for a recipe of ginger syrup, so I got to work. I actually wanted the syrup to be a little bit more gingerbread-like so I also added a bit of ground cinnamon. That’s what you can see floating in the drink in the photo.
Now it seems like quite an easy thing to make, but I managed to forget it was on the stove and let it reduce down to a very thick treacle like substance. Adding some more water brought the consistency back but the flavour was a little bit more bitter than it probably should have been.
I then decided on some sort of rum based cocktail. I’m not entirely sure what to call it but here is the recipe
- 3/4 oz Mt Gay rum
- 3/4 oz Bombay Sapphire
- Half a lime of lime juice
- 3/4 oz homemade ginger syrup
Shake and strain over ice. Top up with soda.
Entertainingly enough the syrup wasn’t the only thing homemade used while making this, I dropped (and broke) the only boston in the house so I had to use a coffee mug as the other side of the shaker.
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