Ginger Root "Healing" Cocktail
Recipe by Mandi Tompkins
Photos by Jenn Bakos
This cocktail may not cure what ails you, but it will certainly hit the spot after a long day. And with healthy, quality ingredients you won’t feel like you’ve overdone it. Word to the wise, moderation is the key to this healing cocktail.
Raw Honey exposes consumers to traces of the pollen that would otherwise cause allergy flareups with exposure, in turn desensitizing them to these effects. Raw Ginger alleviates symptoms of an upset stomach, acts as a pain reliever, helps the body detoxify and provides a general boost to your immune system. Lime juice and its natural oils are very beneficial for skin when consumed orally or applied externally. It rejuvenates the skin, keeps it shining, protects it from infections and reduces body odor due to the presence of a large amount of vitamin C and Flavonoids. Those are both class-1 antioxidants, and have antibiotic and disinfectant properties.
Simple Syrup Ingredients
2 cups water
1⁄2 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 cups raw ginger
1 ounce Single Barrel Whiskey or other whiskey
2 ounces ginger & honey simple syrup
Maine Root Ginger Brew
Lime to garnish
Method (For the Simple Syrup):
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot. Stir in 1⁄2 cup agave nectar followed by one heaping tablespoon of raw honey. Slice and peal 2 cups of raw ginger. Boil for 5 minutes. Let the raw ginger steep in the hot water for 1 hour. Strain the ginger and funnel the simple syrup into a recycled bottle or mason jar.
Method (For the Cocktail):
Fill a mason jar or cocktail glass with ice. Pour 1 shot Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel over ice, followed by 2 shots of the ginger and honey simple syrup. Fill the rest of the glass with Maine Root Ginger Brew. Garnish with one lime wedge (or squeeze in more to taste), enjoy!