Spring has most definitely sprung here in Kentucky based on the amount I sweat working in the yard this weekend. What better way to cool off then some of your own ginger ale, or in our case, bourbon and ginger. Here’s how I make my ginger simple syrup:
Chris’ Simple Ginger Simple Syrup:
One 4 or 5 inch piece of ginger sliced (like a carrot)
2 Cups white sugar
1 Cup water
Couple slices of lime zest (peel with the white nasty pith cut off)
Mix sugar and water in a pot and heat to medium-high until sugar dissolves. Take care not to let it boil for more than a few seconds as it will start becomming candy instead of syrup. Add in ginger and lime zest, simmer on low for 45 minutes. Take off heat and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Strain out ginger and lime.
Chris’ Bourbon n’ Ginger
In a tall glass filled with ice add 2 tablespoons Simple Ginger Simple Syrup, 2 oz bourbon, stir and top with seltzer water. Garnish with lime. I like to put a whole slice of lime in before I pour the seltzer over. Enjoy!
(for ginger ale, just don’t add the bourbon; I still recommend the lime though)