Drink: Ginger, Lime and Angostura Fizz
“A classic. It’s simple and delicious yet often overlooked. Whether you use bottled ginger beer or syrup, you’re in for a virgin treat.”
The world is certainly your oyster when it comes to what to drink. From exhausted lists of cocktails, wines from around the globe and sparkling bubbles, what you consume is certainly by choice and you only have yourself to blame if you don’t like it.
Today we take a look at a really underrated, easy to make drink that you can have both virgin or with a splash of alcohol. Introducing the Ginger, Lime & Angostura Fizz! It’s fresh and packs a world of flavour.
- Juice of ½ a lime
- Ice cubes
- Sparkling water
- A few dashes of Angostura bitters
- Slices of lime to garnish
- For the ginger and black peppercorn syrup: 250g fresh, unpeeled ginger, chopped into small pieces + 1 tbsp coarsely crushed peppercorns + 1 litre water + 400g sugar + a pinch of salt.
- Place all syrup ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a steady simmer for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool, then strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a sterilised bottle.
- Pour 30ml of the cooled ginger syrup into a tumbler and add the lime juice. Half fill the glass with ice and top up with sparkling water.
- Shake in a few dashes of Angostura bitters, stir and add the lime slices to garnish.
Should you use bottled ginger beer instead of the syrup, you may need more sparkling water to counter the sweetness - unless, of course, you prefer the sweetness.
When you’re ready to adult, add 2-3 shots of your preferred whisky to the mix! I’m quite the fan of Ballantine’s Whisky with this baby.
Please share with me you favourite cocktail recipes and let me know how you enjoyed this one.
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