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Ginger Douro

Their names read like a lineup of bygone movies: La Pigalle, Ginger Douro, Rio Bourriquot. But they're some of the latest cocktails from Los Angeles mixologists. The featured ingredient? Ginger. Ginger is suddenly making an appearance on cocktail menus all ... Read more

Total time: 3 minutes, plus 12 to 24 hours infusing time for the vermouth | Serves 1
  • 1 bottle sweet white vermouth, such as Cinzano Bianco
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 3 to 4 ounces tonic water
  • 1 slice of lemon, for garnish

Step 1Place the vermouth in a nonreactive container with the ginger. Allow to infuse for 12 to 24 hours to desired taste before removing the ginger.

Step 2Fill a 12-ounce Collins-style glass four-fifths full of ice. Add 3 ounces of the ginger-infused vermouth, and finish with 3 to 4 ounces of tonic water. Garnish with the slice of lemon, and serve immediately.

Note: From Il Grano. Infused vermouth will keep for up to two weeks.
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