Don’t have access to ginger vodka? Sub in your favorite unflavored vodka and ginger simple syrup (you can use our simple syrup recipe, just simmer chunks of ginger in the water until it reaches the desired strength of taste, remove ginger chunks, then add sugar and complete recipe).
You drink the whiskey drink. You drink the vodka drink. You drink the lager drink. You drink the cider drink. Sing the songs that remind you of the good times. Sing the songs that remind you of the best times.
Slice the cabbage in half, and hollow out some of the inner leaves and stem until you have a hole about the size of a golf ball. Pour a shot of warm Jaegermeister into the hollow, drink, and repeat until the pain goes away. If using the mayonnaise, dollop a tablespoon into the hollow before pouring the shot.
Drizzle honey around interior of serving glass. Combine whiskey, vodka, lemon, berries & sage in a shaker & muddle with ice. (Pro tip: Clap fresh herbs between your hands before placing in cocktails to release the flavor.) Dump shaker contents (including ice!) into serving glass and top with ginger ale.
We’ve brought up simple syrup a couple times, but the only recipe we’ve given in the past was for a specific flavored syrup. Here is a general recipe for how to do a basic, unflavored simple syrup. You can play around with your own flavor combinations by adding flavors or substituting the water with other liquids. Just keep in mind that other liquids will have different water contents, so you may have to adjust the cooking time or add a touch of water to keep the consistency appropriate. (We suggest making the base syrup a few times before you get crazy, just so you know what to look for consistency wise.)
Bring water to a low boil. Add sugar and stir for until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. (For a smokier flavor, smoke your glass – instructions below)
Smoked Rosemary Trash Cordial
1 cup leftover white wine
2 limes (juice, pulp, and peel) or equivalent citrus fruit
1 cup sugar
1 large dried Rosemary sprig
Bring wine and citrus juice and pieces to boil over low heat. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Strain fruit from syrup, return to low heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Hold dry rosemary over pot, and light on fire with a barbecue lighter. Allow to smolder briefly then add to pot and turn off heat. Allow syrup to cool then strain again.
Smoking a Cocktail Glass
Ignite 1 rosemary sprig on top of a heatproof plate, carefully allow it to burn slightly then extinguish flames. Immediately invert a glass on the plate covering the rosemary and allow it to smolder. (via puremixology.com)