Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!
Makes one drink
2 ounces ginger black pepper infused dark rum, recipe below
1 ounce ginger red basil cinnamon syrup, recipe below
1 ounce lime juice
Ginger, clove, black pepper bitters
Lime peel, for garnish
Combine all items in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a martini style glass and place a few drops of the ginger, clove, black pepper bitters on top. Garnish with a lime peel.
Ginger, Black Pepper Rum
Makes 4 cups
½ cup ginger, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns
4 cups Dark Rum
Spice all ingredients in a quart container and let infuse about 5-7 days. 5 days for less spicy, 7 days for spicier.
Ginger Red Basil Cinnamon Syrup
Makes 1 cup
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
½ cup ginger, sliced
½ cup red basil
3 cinnamon sticks
In a medium sauce pan place all ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer, let simmer for about 5 minutes. Let cool and strain.