Rush Hour Sun Crush

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)

  • soda water

Ginger syrup:

  • 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:

  1. Blend the ginger chunks in a food processor or blender until finely chopped

  2. Place in a large pot on medium heat with the sugar and water and stir.

  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 1 hour until a rich syrup is created.

  4. Strain the syrup twice through cheesecloth or a sieve into a large bottle and refrigerate.

Drink directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except soda water) into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled.

  2. Strain over ice into a highball or collins glass. Top with soda water, and garnish with an expressed lemon peel.

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