곁에 XuCharles 에 Apr 26, 2023
Is there any whiskey cocktail more iconic and simple than a whiskey ginger? It’s just two ingredients but it’ s truly one of the best bubbly/spirit combinations out there. To go the extra mile, we wanted a homemade, showstopper garnish, and we couldn’t think of anything more fitting than fresh, spicy candied ginger. Not only does it look great atop a drink but it's also great for snacking (and keeps for weeks).
FOR CANDIED GINGER:
1/4 lb. ginger, peeled and sliced into 1/8" coins
Approx. 1/4 lb sugar (about 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp)
2 oz. whiskey
5 oz. ginger ale
4-5 candied ginger
FOR CANDIED GINGER:
- Step 1In a medium saucepan bring, enough water to cover ginger to a boil. Add ginger and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer for 30 to 35 minutes or until the ginger is tender and slightly pliable. Strain ginger, reserving 1 tbsp of water.
- Step 2Wipe the medium saucepan dry, then add cooked ginger, reserved cooking liquid, and enough sugar that equals the weight of the cooked ginger. Bring ginger to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low. Stir frequently to keep any sugar from burning.
- Step 3Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid has totally evaporated and the sugar begins to crystalize on the ginger pieces. Move ginger piece to a parchment lined baking and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container and it should keep for a few months.
- Step 1Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add whiskey then ginger ale. Garnish the rim with a lime wheel. Thread the candied ginger pieces onto a toothpick then stick the end of the toothpick into the lime and serve.
Cocktails are best enjoyed right after making and do not work as a make-ahead drink because the soda will go flat.
If you tried this classic cocktail, let us know how it came out in the comments below!
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