big news and happy hour: party in a glass
As if that’s not awesome enough there’s more fun in store. I quit my job! Whoa! Beginning in May, I will officially be self-employed, doing the things I love—blogging here and at Serious Eats, publishing my magazine, Remedy Quarterly and working towards getting my catering business, The Good Cheer Co., up and running with my friend Caroline. I’ve been doing all of these things on the side for a while now and I finally got enough guts to try to make it work. I couldn’t be more excited!
In honor of all this fun, I whipped up a cocktail that tastes like a party in a glass, hence the name. A little coconut, lime and ginger teamed up with rum—what’s not to like?! Let me tell you, this little number goes down easy… you’ve been warned.
I hope you have an awesome weekend!
Cheers! To taking the leap, partying and tasty cocktails!
Party in a Glass
makes 1 cocktail
for the ginger syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup ginger, chopped
for the cocktail:
1 ounce ginger syrup
1 1/2 ounce unsweetened coconut milk
1 1/2 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce lime juice
To make the ginger syrup
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.
To make the cocktail:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime slice. Enjoy!