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Category: Drinks


Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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: 7 minutes | Serves 1
Note: From Literati II. To make a simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water and heat until the sugar dissolves. Simple syrup can be kept, covered and refrigerated, for several weeks. Flash-pasteurized apple cider, available at well-stocked supermarkets, can be substituted for fresh apple juice.
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 10 to 12 slices peeled ginger (sliced crosswise about 1/8 -inch thick)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh apple juice
  • 1 soft ginger candy

Step 1In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka and ginger. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, mash the ginger well. Add the lemon juice, simple syrup and apple juice. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, shake until well chilled, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with ginger candy.

Each serving:
192 calories; 0 grams protein; 17 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams fiber; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 1 mg. sodium.
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