Gin Things Up

A Tipsy little cocktail

After the butter- and sugar-soaked blitz of the holidays, we could all use a palate cleanser. A cocktail that’s light and refreshing, but not too virtuous. (Save that for your juice fast.)
In this case, a Gin-ger Spritzer fits the bill.

The cocktail—a snappy mix of gin, ginger, sugar and lime—is a summer favorite at Tipsy Cow but remains just as tasty in chilly climes.

The recipe calls for Hendrick’s Gin, which is infused with cucumber and rose petals.

“Hendrick’s isn’t too piney, it isn’t overpowering,” says bartender Patrick Beelendorf, who stirs the gin with house-made ginger-lime syrup. “It’s fantastic.”

He’s right. Plus, ginger soothes indigestion, making the drink a perfect antidote after myriad holiday indulgences—and a lovely cocktail to sip into the new year.

RECIPE: Gin-ger Spritzer

1.5 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
1 oz. ginger-lime syrup
Soda water

Stir gin with ginger-lime syrup in Collins glass with ice. Top with soda water.

To make ginger-lime syrup:
In a saucepan, combine 1 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup fresh lime juice. Stir and bring to a boil. Simmer five minutes; remove from heat; refrigerate. When well chilled, strain solids.

Recipe courtesy of Tipsy Cow
102 King St.
287-1455, tipsycowmadison.com

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