THE FORCE COCKTAIL: Enjoy This You Will

THE FORCE COCKTAIL: Enjoy This You Will

Inspired by a recipe made with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur,

I decided to make my own very easy version of ginger liqueur,

partly because the recipe looked really refreshing,

partly because I love the taste of ginger in Asian inspired cooking,

and partly because on a boat when it’s rockin’ and rollin’

a little sip of something ginger can help to alleviate seasickness.

The addition of vodka is optional of course,

especially if the syrup will be used as a seasickness remedy,

but if you do, it’s probably a good idea to store in the refrigerator.

…very little prep needed
…just a little simmer
and a three-day rest.

 

First off let’s start with the liqueur…

GINGER LIQUEUR

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 tbsp orange zest

3 tbsp peeled sliced ginger (more if you wish)

1 cup vodka

Simmer sugar and water until sugar dissolves.

Remove from the heat, add ginger and orange zest.

Cover and let steep for 1 hour.

When slightly cooled add vodka, bottle and let sit for three days.

After three days of stewing, strain out the ginger and orange

and store liqueur in a sealed glass jar.

 

Now on to the testing of…

 

The opening of the new Star Wars movie

just begged for another of our cosmic smuggling escapades,

and the perfect time to sample…

THE FORCE COCKTAIL

what you will need for 1 serving

1 very chilled beer mug

1 bottle of pale lager

1.5 oz ginger liqueur

2-3 drops hot sauce

2-3 lime wedges

ice

 

making it happen

Pour beer into your chilled mug

Add ginger liqueur

Add a little ice

Dot with hot sauce

Add lime and enjoy

Cosmically cool and refreshing,

“Let the force be with you!”

 

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