If you never know what to with those crystallized ginger pieces (besides sucking off the sugar), here’s a happy hour-worthy way to transform them into an impressive cocktail.Thrive Market Organic Ginger Cubes become the base of a simple syrup that’s shaken up with vodka and lime, ready to enjoy.
Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
For the ginger simple syrup
1 ½ cups water
1 cup Thrive Market Organic Ginger Cubes, coarsely chopped
For the cocktail
Ice, for shaking and serving
4 ounces candied ginger simple syrup
6 ounces vodka
Juice of 1 lime
4 ounces club soda
Mint sprigs, for garnish
Lime slices, for garnish
Star anise, for garnish (optional)
Make the ginger simple syrup
In a small saucepan, bring ginger and water to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain and discard ginger, then store syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Make the cocktail
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, then add simple syrup, vodka, and lime juice; shake well. Pour into 2 copper mugs (or old fashion glasses) filled with ice. Top each mug with about 1 ounce of club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs, lime slices, and star anise (if using).
Recipe by: Angela Gaines
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