Mixology Monday: Ginger – The Drink

by Matt Robold on June 16, 2009

Mixology Monday stares me down in the face again, and this month I’ve foolishly agreed to be the host of our monthly cocktail party.  I figured I’d throw out a drink submission of my own, however, before my own deadline expired and I was forced to break my own rules.

This month’s Mixology Monday theme, as picked by me, is GINGER.  One of my absolute favorite spices.  It’s so versatile and useful.  I love using it to nuance existing recipes just a tad, and I think you’ll see in the round-up that I’m not alone in that respect.

You can find the round-up of more than FIFTY cocktails submitted for this month’s MxMo here

Keeping this short, I wandered in to my kitchen today and beheld my newly washed, massive muddler – a gift from Leblon Cachaca.  When I say “massive,” I mean “large enough to be used to play professional sports.”  This thing is longer than my forearm, and about as big around as the inside of an old-fashioned glass.  Giant muddler (a “Murdler” if you will – thanks Craig), ginger, cachaca…what to do?

ginger_caip_boxed Ginger Caipirinha

2 oz Cachaca
1 oz Simple Syrup
Half of a lime, quartered
Sliced Ginger

Mix cachaca, simple, and ginger in a glass and muddle good and hard.  Add limes and muddle again.  Add ice and stir well.  Garnish with a slice of ginger.

Tags: mxmo, cachaca, cocktails, ginger

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