Hump Day Happy Hour – Ginger-Champagne Cocktail

Hello dear readers! I have some wonderful news for you today.
After 6 months of job searching post-graduation, I have accepted a new job!  I will begin working at a company that contracts with government agencies to support privacy compliance and training responsibilities. Never fear though, I have been diligently cooking and recording the results, so I will have plenty of posts in the queue for when the nights are long and the opportunities to cook are few. In the meantime, raise a glass with Ruth and I to celebrate new opportunities and personal growth. This refreshing cocktail of ginger and champagne may take a bit of foresight, but it is well worth it. _________

Ginger-Champagne Cocktail

3-4 pieces of candied ginger, about ½in cubes
1 ounce ginger simple syrup, chilled (see below)
½ -1 ounce vodka
Champagne to fill


Drop candied ginger into champagne flute and add the simple syrup and vodka.
Fill the rest of the glass with champagne and serve immediately. Enjoy with great felicity!>

Ginger Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
¼ – ½ cup thinly sliced fresh ginger

1)      In a small sauce pan, bring water to a near boil.
2)      Add sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
3)      Add fresh ginger to syrup and simmer for 7-10 minutes over the lowest heat setting.
4)      Let syrup cool to warm, strain through fine mesh colander, cheese cloth, or even a coffee filter. Store in an air tight container in fridge until ready to use.

  Cheers! ~Emilie~


One response to “Hump Day Happy Hour – Ginger-Champagne Cocktail

  1. Pingback: Hump Day Happy Hour – Campari Mint Sparkler | corkandspoon

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