Tonight's Cocktail - Damp Pavement

Larry Trask / Tuesday, Feb. 18 @ 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.

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

PREPARATION:
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.

 

 

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