POPSUGAR Food

Come Party With Me: Chinese New Year — Drinks

Feb 11 2010 - 3:00pm
Although there's no customary drink associated with Chinese New Year, I'm serving a potent signature cocktail at my singles-only dinner [1] on Valentine's Day. The flavor profile of the drink? Ginger! It's a key component in a lot of traditional dishes and it highlights the clean flavors of Chinese cuisine. This beverage has a double dose of ginger thanks to an easy homemade ginger syrup and my favorite ginger liqueur, Canton [2]. Vodka is the base spirit, and the resulting libation is smooth, easy to drink, and packs a spicy kick. To serve this at your Chinese New Year celebration get the recipe and .

Canton Ginger Kick

Ginger Cocktail Recipe For Chinese New Year 2010-02-10 16:43:39

Ingredients

For ginger syrup:
1/4 pound ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
For cocktail:
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon vodka
6 ounces (3/4 cup) Domaine de Canton (ginger liqueur)
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 (1-liter) bottle soda water or seltzer, chilled
Garnish: candied ginger and lemon wedge

Directions

  1. Make ginger syrup: Bring ginger, sugar, and water to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then gently simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve and reserve ginger for another use, then cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir together ginger syrup, vodka, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice in a pitcher.
  3. Divide among 6 (10-ounces) Old Fashioned glasses filled with ice. Top off with soda water. Spear a few slices candied ginger onto each of 6 wooden picks and add to drinks, then garnish with lemon wedges.

Makes 6 drinks.


Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/Ginger-Cocktail-Recipe-Chinese-New-Year-7349030