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Whisky Ginger Smash

a cocktail recipe
ingredients
FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP
3 oz fresh ginger, sliced thin
1 tbsp lemon peel (dried), chopped
½ cup sugar
⅔ cup water
FOR THE COCKTAIL
1 piece fresh ginger, peeled (approx 1/2 oz)
2 mint leaves (fresh), plus more for garnish
1½ oz whisky
½ oz orange liqueur
½ oz lemon juice
¾ oz pineapple juice
¾ oz ginger simple syrup
splash club soda
2 pieces crystallized ginger, sliced, for garnish
Whisky Ginger Smash
a cocktail recipe
For as long as she can remember, Kelly Ryan has loved to bake up treats to share with loved ones. Her love of baking comes from her mother and grandmother, both talented home cooks. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Kelly worked at America’s Test Kitchen for a few years before venturing off to do food photography and recipe development full-time. Her blog, Butter & Thyme, focuses on elevated nostalgic comfort food recipes. Find more of Kelly’s recipes at butterandthyme.com.
a little bit about the recipe
Whiskey and ginger are a match made in heaven! This cocktail starts with a quick ginger simple syrup, then fresh mint is muddled with more ginger root for an extra zingy ginger flavor.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 20 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 30 M
TOTAL | 50 M
1 SERVING | 5 oz
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SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
COCKTAIL SHAKER
directions
make the ginger simple syrup:
Place all ingredients in a small pot and place over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is melted and it starts to bubble. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely (about 30 minutes). Strain after cooling.

make the cocktail:
Muddle fresh ginger and mint in a cocktail shaker. Add whiskey, orange liqueur, lemon juice, pineapple juice, and ginger syrup, then fill with ice, and shake to combine.

Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and add a splash of club soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and crystallized ginger.
ingredients in recipe
4.9
chopped
Dried lemon peel has the distinct, bright and tangy aroma that is characteristic of fresh lemons. It is commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking.
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slices
Crystallized ginger root is tender and sweet with a spicy bite. Add chopped crystallized ginger to dishes for chewy texture and a bit of sweet spiciness.
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