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
200ml water
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.Β  Add the chopped ginger and bring slowly to the boil.Β  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