Let’s have a drink.
Because it’s Monday.
Because you had a long day.
Because you had a short day.
Because you love your job and you wanna celebrate that shit.
Because you hate your job and you wanna forget today in a nice drunken stupor.
Because you got your Christmas bonus early.
Because you have never seen a Christmas bonus.
Because you love the feel of Christmas in the air.
Because you hate the feel of Christmas in the air.
Because you mistakenly cancelled an order that contains a toy your kid REALLY wanted and now you have to convince her the elves didn’t make enough to meet demand.
Because to find your Christmas decorations in the basement you risk something falling and pinning you in place – And it would SUCK if you were alone.
Because the only way you can belt out Christmas carols is if your family thinks you’re drunk as hell.
Because ginger and raspberries go together. They.Go.Together.
Because you need a lil’ lime in your life to remind you that last year you couldn’t find lime for less than $1.
Because bourbon is strong enough to make this a fall/winter cocktail.
Because believe it or not, raspberries are in the supermarket and they’re on sale.
Because pouring bourbon in a glass will give you a warm and fuzzy situation.
Because the combination of this drink is going to make you love me. Is that narcissistic? Whatever – Have a drink.
Because you need this and who the hell needs a “because”?
Drink up, yo.
- Ginger Simple Syrup
- 4 cups chopped ginger, skin on
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- Raspberry Simple Syrup
- 2 cups of raspberries
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- For the Cocktail Situation
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) ginger simple syrup
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) raspberry simple syrup
- Half a lime, sliced in half
- 5-6 raspberries
- 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon
Make the ginger simple syrup:
In a medium saucepan, combine ginger, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to very low and allow to simmer until
the ginger is somewhat translucent and the syrup is a yellow color, about 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the ginger to steep for about an hour. Strain and either discard
the ginger or save it for another use. If saving for another use, make sure you peel the skin off the ginger. I just like the color of the syrup imparted by the skin.Place the simple
syrup in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Makes a little less than 3 cups of sumple syrup.
Make the raspberry simple syrup:
In a small saucepan combine rasberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to alow. Allow it to simmer until the raspberries
break down and mixture is of a syup consistency, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the raspberries to steep for about an hour.
Strain into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Discard the raspberries. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of simple syrup
Make the cocktail -
To a cocktail shaker add the ginger and raspberry simple syrups. Add the lime slices and raspberries. Muddle with a muddler or back of a wooden spoon until lime
juice and fragrance is released and the raspberries are mashed. Add the bourbon and ice. Place lid on the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
Strain, pouring into a glass and top with seltzer. Add additional ice if desired. Makes 1 cocktail.