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Ginger Simple Syrup
4 ounces of water
4 ounces of Hummingbird Ranch Raw Clover Honey
⅛ cup of fresh grated ginger-root
1 ½ ounces of Cornelius Applejack (Harvest Spirits)
1 ounce of Hudson Manhattan Rye (Tuthilltown Spirits)
½ ounce of Ginger Syrup
½ ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice (approx. ½ of a lime) Reserve the peel for garnish
several dashes of Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters
To make the ginger syrup, place ingredients into a pot, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and simmer for approx. 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool and strain.
The syrup can be stored in a jar in the refrigerator for about one week. Makes approx. 4 ounces.
The cocktail. Into an old fashioned/low ball glass add the ginger simple syrup, lime juice, and bitters. Fill with ice cubes. Add the Rye and Applejack. Stir with a mixing stick.
Garnish with a lime twist coiled around a cinnamon stick.