sunny day

March 23rd, 2012

This might be the shortest happy hour post ever—but it’s for good reason. The weather is so nice outside that I need to go out and enjoy it! But this drink is too good not to share… I hope you enjoy it (and the weather)!

Cheers! To the sun, long walks and tasty cocktails!

sunny day
makes 1 cocktail

For the ginger syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup ginger, chopped

For the cocktail:
4 kumquats sliced
3 basil leaves
1 ounce ginger syrup
1 1/2 ounce light rum
seltzer water

Combine the water, sugar and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

Strain ginger and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the kumquat slices, basil leaves and ginger syrup.

Fill with ice and add rum. Shake for 10 seconds.

Pour into a glass and and top with a splash of selzter water. Enjoy!


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