a few weeks ago before going to see this wonderful author & chef speak in santa barbara (which was great!), we spent a little time in the kitchen creating a new cocktail with our friend jen. she dubbed our refreshing discovery the giny gin gin and you'll see why once you take a look at the simple list of ingredients. i'd love to be snobby and tell you to make this cocktail with a fancy spicy ginger beer or ginger brew but we've tried it both ways and good old Vernors ginger ale is best. does anyone recognize where we collected these great orange stir sticks from? i'll give you a hint - sand on our feet, salt water on our skin and many many mai tais.
The Giny Gin Gin
1.5 oz top shelf gin, such as Hendricks
1 oz domaine de canton ginger liquer
4 oz ginger ale
juice of 1/2 lime
pour all ingredients over ice in a highball glass and mix well. garnish with additional lime wedge if desired.