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.
Using ginger simple syrup, this drink is quick, easy and delicious.
- 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.
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in the vodka, ginger syrup and lime juice. Stir and then top with the seltzer water.
Serve with a wedge of lime for garnish.
This drink is refreshing and delicious.