If you are looking for an easy and delicious cocktail recipe to follow, look no further than the Ginger Spice Cocktail. This is a great choice for beginners, as it is simple to make and doesn't require any hard-to-find ingredients. Plus, it tastes amazing! The jalapeno gives this drink a nice kick, while the sweetness of the honey and pomegranate pairs perfectly with it. Let me assure you, I'm not a mixologist, I just have a healthy appreciate for a tasty treat!
A Perfect Cocktail for Beginners
The Ginger Spice Cocktail is the perfect cocktail for beginners because it's simply a matter of pour and shake. No need to make simple syrups or search for obscure ingredients, everything can be found in your local grocery store! All you for this recipe is:
The Tools You Need to Make a Cocktail
The few tools that you need to make this cocktail, is the following:
Jigger or measuring cup
If you're just getting started, I recommend picking up a cocktail shaker set. A cocktail maker kit is easy to buy and will have everything you need. I bought this collection when I first started making cocktails. This set is nice since it includes all you need for a cocktail: a shaker, jigger, and muddler.
What to Do Before Making a Cocktail
To prepare yourself for success, I would suggest you prep everything before you get started. Have all your ingredients out and sliced /chopped. This will help the process move quicker and smoother. Trust me, nothing is more frustrating than having to search for a jalapeno in the middle of making a cocktail!
Also, when you've juiced the lime and grapefruit, toss it right away! It's easy to get overwhelmed when you have everything all over the place, so keep a clean space and look for your next ingredient.
Typically, I prepare this drink for two or three people, so I recommend making two drinks at the same time! So double up the recipe in the shaker and serve two people at once.
For the lightweights, including me, I modify the recipe and add in 1 ounce of vodka instead of 2 oz and top up with more ginger beer at the end. If you follow these simple tips, you'll be a Ginger Spice Cocktail master in no time!
Ginger Spice Cocktail Recipe
Now that you have all the tools and knowledge to make a perfect cocktail, let's get started on the recipe!
1 Jalapeno, sliced
2 Fresh Mint Leaves, minced
1 Pomegrante arils
2 tsp Honey
2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
1 bottle of Ginger Beer
- Mince mint and combine with granulated sugar in a plate.
- Use a slice of lime and rub the lime along the rim of the glass. Place glass upside down into the mint and granulated sugar and rim your glass with the mixture. When finished, add ice to glass and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, juice the grapefruit and lime, add honey, vodka and a slice of jalapeno. Shake for 1 minute.
- Pour drink into glass and top with ginger beer. Add in pomegranate and another sliced of jalapeno as garnish.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your cocktail shaker out and give this ginger spice cocktail a try! Leave us a comment below letting us know how it goes. And if you have any other favorite beginner cocktails, we’d love to hear about them too.
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