Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Makes 1 drink
1 oz ages rum
1 oz whiskey (bourbon or scotch)
1/2 oz ginger syrup (recipe follows)
2 cups unpeeled, washed, fresh ginger, roughly chopped
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
Non-alcoholic option: use ginger beer in replacement of the alcohols.
For the ginger syrup:
Blend the ginger chunks in a food processor or blender until finely chopped
Place in a large pot on medium heat with the sugar and water and stir.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 1 hour until a rich syrup is created.
Strain the syrup twice through cheesecloth or a sieve into a large bottle and refrigerate.
Combine all the ingredients (except soda water) into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled.
Strain over ice into a highball or collins glass. Top with soda water, and garnish with an expressed lemon peel.