This is a fantastic little fiery cocktail perfect for outdoor slurping in the summer! Feel free to play around with the balance of flavours here, adding more ginger if you prefer a numbing heat, or more mint if you require a cooler menthol taste!
Makes enough syrup for 8 cocktails
200g caster sugar
100g of peeled fresh ginger, finely chopped
20g fresh mint leaves
Dissolve the caster sugar and water together in a pot over a low heat. Add the chopped ginger and bring slowly to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir through the fresh mint and allow to cool.
Set aside to steep for at least 2 hours.Strain off the ginger mint syrup and refridgerate until ready to serve
Serve over crushed ice with a sliver of stem ginger,
1 part Jameson whiskey
2 parts ginger mint syrup