Unlike most people, I love Wednesdays.  Not because the week is halfway over, but because I get to drink.  Then I get to write a post about it.  The posts on Wednesday’s can be funny and even a bit racy.  Today I hope not to disappoint.  Today’s cocktail is the Alibi.  What is the Alibi, well it is a ginger flavored cocktail that utilizes the strong scent to ginger to mask the alcohol.  There is no better Alibi, than I wasn’t drinking.  I just stopped by the Chinese restaurant on the way home for some Ginger Chicken.   Nobody will know the difference.

The Alibi
The Alibi

Using ginger simple syrup, this drink is quick, easy and delicious.

The Alibi

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Ginger Simple Syrup
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 oz fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 wedge of lime
  • 5 oz seltzer water

The first step is to make ginger simple syrup.  If you already have some lying around, skip this step.

In a pan bring the sugar, water and ginger to a boil. Reduce and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove the ginger from the pan and let the syrup cool.  Use and refrigerate any leftovers.

Simple Syrup - To make more use equal parts water and sugar...
Simple Syrup - To make more use equal parts water and sugar...

Fill a rocks glass with ice.  Pour in the vodka, ginger syrup and lime juice.  Stir and then top with the seltzer water.

Cool, refreshing and delicious.
Cool, refreshing and delicious.

Serve with a wedge of lime for garnish.

This drink is refreshing and delicious.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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