Tonight's Cocktail - Damp Pavement

Larry Trask / Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 @ 9:33 a.m. / Cocktail


Tonight during The Cocktail Hour (6pm), we'll be celebrating the gift of rain with a cocktail called the "Damp Pavement". There's nothing about this cocktail that particularly suggest rain or wet sidewalks to me, but whatever. The name alone will suffice. Note the bonus here: a recipe within a recipe, allowing you to easily make your own ginger syrup which is surprising (to me) handy in the world of mixology.





Add the ginger syrup, lemon juice and water to small saucepan and heat until piping hot. Stir in the whisky and allspice dram, and pour into a pre-heated mug. Garnish with an orange peel.

*To make ginger syrup, combine equal parts diced raw ginger, sugar and hot water in a blender. Puree until smooth and strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Refrigerate until needed.

**For more about Allspice dram, see this. If you can't find it in your local liquor store, you can make your own! See here for the recipe.