Ginger syrup is a classic flavour that has a lot of uses in the cocktail world. This version is quite concentrated, bringing up the spicy profile of the ginger root. Probably at its best in gin based libations, but it would surely increase the exotic value of a rum based cocktail! Of course, it can be enjoyed on ice cream, with soda water, for cooking, pastries, etc.
MOSCOW, JAMAICAN, MEXICAN, OR ENGLISH MULE
- 1 ½ oz vodka, rum, tequila or gin
- ¾ oz Ginger Syrup
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- Soda water
PREPARATION: Fill a highball glass with ice. Mix the ingredients, adding soda to fill the glass or as much as you prefer. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Les Charlatans, Montreal
Les Charlatans is a small Montreal-based company that excels in making all natural, hand crafted syrups that are both fun to use and tasty. Whether they're mixed with sparkling water, thrown into a dish or blended in a cocktail, they can brighten any kind of gets together. The founder, Jeanne, grew up in France and she remembered how a dash of syrup could make a huge difference in mineral water, be it blackcurrant, orgeat or any homemade creation. That idea was then developed when she moved to Montreal and the brand was born!