recipe by Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen photography by Huge Forte
This recipe comes from Sprouted Kitchen. Sara of Sprouted Kitchen does not only share her cooking and recipes, or even just her take and interpretation of food-related topics. Cooking is so much more than blending ingredients; it is about sharing and that is what Sara does.
There are many recipes for delicious cocktails and there are many occasions to raise your glass to. This particular blog entry was requested from Sara because of what she wrote, something that is in tune with the winter and underworld journey. She speaks of her aunt, who has been living with cancer, and how do you deal with grief. Her post takes us through questions many of us ask and I like where she takes us in the end. Let’s all make this cocktail and raise our glass to the fighters we know in our lives, as Sara does here to her aunt, “the strongest figher I know.”
Lemon Ginger Syrup
4 ounces peeled, chopped fresh ginger
1/4-1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4-1/3 cup agave nectar
3 strawberries (fresh or thawed frozen berries)
2 oz. tequila
2 oz. lemon ginger syrup
Glug of soda water
Ice and super thin lemon slices for serving
To make the Lemon Ginger Syrup
Blitz the ginger in a food processor to form a coarse paste. Put it in a saucepan along with 3 cups of water and simmer for 30-40 minutes until reduced by half. Allow the mixture to cool slightly and strain it into a container. Stir in the lemon juice and agave nectar (I used roughly 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup agave. Adjust to your taste). This will make more syrup than you need but can be stored, covered in the fridge for two weeks.
To make the Berry-Ginger Cocktail
In your glass, cut up the berries and muddle them in the bottom of the glass. Fill it up with ice. Add the tequila, ginger syrup and a splash of soda water. Give it a stir, taste and add more of whichever you fancy.
Garnish with lemon slices and drink. I suppose you could make a pitcher of this for a party or shower just multiply each ingredients by about eight.
Published with permission from Sprouted Kitchen. Makes 1 drink.
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