Apple Ginger Simple Syrup Recipe

To make an apple ginger simple syrup you actually have to make 2 syrups and then combine them.

Ginger Syrup
First let’s start with the ginger syrup. Grate and peel 2-3 large pieces of ginger. I know, I didn’t want to peel them at first either but trust me, it pays off. Then start 3 cups of water boiling. Once boiling, mix in 2 cups of dark brown sugar. Once the sugar is absorbed, add the ginger and boil about another 3 minutes. Set aside and move on to the next part.

Apple Syrup
Find an apple cider that you really like. Put 4 cups of it in a pan and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of brown sugar to the cider and continue to boil until the sugar is gone and there’s only about 2.5 cups of cider left. Cool to room temp.

Now that both syrups are done it’s time to mix. Combine both syrups in a bottle (an old booze bottle will do), shake and enjoy.

We really enjoyed this with bourbon, rye, rum and vodka. You can create an apple mule with this recipe or an apple presbyterian.

Ginger & Cilantro Mule

Cocktail Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Anejo tequila
1 oz. Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur
1 tsp. Agave
1/2 oz. lime juice
2 tsp. ginger simple syrup
Cilantro
Ginger root
Ginger Ale

Instructions:
Muddle cilantro, ginger root and simple syrup in glass. mix all ingredients except ginger ale in a Boston shaker. Strain into an old fashioned glass and top with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wedge.

Spicy Harvest

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Ginger liqueur
Muddled watermelon
Ginger beer
Watermelon wedge

Instructions:

Muddle watermelon in a tall glass, pour in bourbon and ginger liqueur and add ice. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a small watermelon wedge.

Cranberry Ginger Margarita

Cocktail Ingredients:

3 oz of cranberry juice cocktail
1 1/2 oz of tequila
1 1/2 oz of ginger liqueur
juice of half a lime

Instructions:

Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice & pour into a salted martini glass. Garnish with chopped cranberries & a sliver of crystalized ginger.

Ginger Syrup

Mixer Ingredients:

1 lemon
2 cups grated or chopped fresh ginger with peel
1 cup sugar
2 cups water

Instructions:
Remove the peel of the lemon, do not to include too much of the bitter white pith. Finely chop the lemon peel and ginger in a food processor. Put lemon-ginger mixture in a saucepan, add the sugar, water & bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture and cool. Will keep up to one week in the fridge when covered.

Ginger Spice Toddy

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 oz Bourbon
1 Tbsp Honey
1-2 Tbsp Ginger Syrup
Splash Orange Bitters
Splash Benedictine
Lemon

Instructions:
Pour honey in bottom of a mug or Irish coffee glass. Add bourbon, ginger syrup, bitters and benedictine. Heat water till hot, but not boiling. Pour water in with other ingredients and enjoy.

Hot Deck

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces blended whisky
1 ounce green ginger
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth

Instructions:
In a mixing glass half filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients.
Stir well.
Strain into a cocktail glass.

Horse’s Neck

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz. Blended Whiskey
Ginger Ale
1 Lemon Peel

Instructions:
Rind of whole lemon and drop into collins glass with end hanging over side of glass.
Fill with ice cubes.
Add whiskey and fill with ginger ale.
Stir well.

Black Widow

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
3 oz. Dark Grape Juice
1 teaspoon of raw sugar
4 slices of fresh ginger
4 blackberries
2 blackberries to garnish

Instructions:
In a mixing glass, muddle together blackberries, ginger and sugar, add Vodka and dark grape juice. Fill with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with 2 blackberries.

Black Punch

Punch Ingredients:
1 bottle Vodka
2 packets Grape Kool Aide
3 Quarts Water
2 Cups Sugar
1 Liter Ginger Ale

Instructions:
Make Kool Aide according to instuctions using the water, sugar and Kool Aide in a large punch bowl. After sugar is disolved, add a block of ice or dry ice. Then, mix in the Vodka. Finally, when ready to serve add the Giger Ale.