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!
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
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!