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Iced Fire Ginger Mint Cocktail

April 07

This is a fantastic little fiery cocktail perfect for outdoor slurping in the summer! Feel free to play around with the balance of flavours here, adding more ginger if you prefer a numbing heat, or more mint if you require a cooler menthol taste!


  • serves Serves 8
  • time 10 mins + chill time


  1. 1. Dissolve the caster sugar and water together in a pot over a low heat. Add the chopped ginger and bring slowly to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Remove from heat, stir through the fresh mint and allow to cool.
  3. 3. Set aside to steep for at least 2 hours. Strain off the ginger mint syrup and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. 4. Serve over crushed ice with a sliver of stem ginger, 1 part whiskey and 2 parts ginger mint syrup.

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Makes enough syrup for 8 cocktails:

200g caster sugar

200ml water

100g of peeled fresh ginger, finely chopped

20g fresh mint leaves


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