Cooking with baby is possible, I swear. The dishes have been a bit simpler, the time invested is minimal, but the results still delicious. When you are cooking under the gun (or fear of baby waking), fresh and quality ingredients will always treat you right.
I whipped up this cocktail to welcome friends and accompany a dinner of gourmet Chinese take out. No seriously, it is a farm fresh, father son take out business that is local!
What goes with anything? Champagne.
How to add a little excitement? Some ginger.
Making the simple syrup will set you back about 10 minutes. The rest is cake.
Crystallized ginger cubes
Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco any sparkling beverage will do
Fresh, thinly sliced ginger
Boil 1:1 ratio of sugar and water, with thinly sliced ginger on the stove top, until sugar is dissolved. Let steep 10-15 minutes. Strain and pour into a jar for storage (keeps up to 1 week).
Place crystallized ginger on a cocktail pick and drop in glass. Pour 2 teaspoons ginger simple syrup into glass. Top with sparkling beverage of your choice and swirl for dramatic effect.
A votre sante!
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