Tonight's Cocktail - Damp Pavement
Larry Trask / Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 @ 9:33 a.m. /
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.
- 1 oz ginger syrup*
- .75 oz lemon juice
- 3 oz water
- 1.5 oz Scotch whisky (or whisky of your choice. I use rye.)
- 1 tsp Allspice dram**
- Garnish: Orange peel
- Glass: Mug
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.