You know I’m all about baking. I seldom branch out into the world of meals and liquid refreshments, though of course I indulge in both regularly. I made an exception today, because I wanted to create a drink for a good friend, Cydnee of Tampa Cake Girl and was shocked to find that I not only liked it, I LOVED it.
And here I thought I hated gin.
I’m on a bit of a ginger kick right now, so it features prominently in this drink. If you’re wild about ginger, add up to a teaspoon of juice. And if you’re wondering how to get ginger juice, you can either process it in a food processor and press out the juice in a sieve, or scrape the peel off with the edge of a spoon and grate the ginger, then press it through a sieve. Do NOT do what I did last night and squeeze a handful of grated ginger with your bare hand. I don’t have any lasting scars, but I can tell you I had a hot hand for hours!!!
I also recommend that you process a whole lot of ginger juice. It can be frozen in a bag and little pieces can be broken off whenever you are hot and sweaty and MUST have one of these!
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- 2 ice cubes
- ½ teaspoon ginger juice (from fresh ginger root, grated and pressed)
- Juice from one Key lime
- 1 ounce lime flavored gin
- lemon-lime soda to taste
- Place ice cubes in a glass
- Pour the ginger juice, lime juice, and gin over the ice cubes.
- Stir well to chill the liquids, and remove the ice.
- Add soda to taste