Baltimore cocktails [Pictures]
b's weekly cocktail feature offers recipes and the stories behind the drinks. Mix things up next time you go out with these innovative cocktails.
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The Ginger Smash, Hersh's( Colby Ware/Baltimore Sun / May 23, 2012 )
The Ginger Smash
2 small kumquats
2 slices fresh ginger
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3/4 fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz. Clement Creole Shrubb
1 1/2 oz. Milagro Silver Tequila
In the bottom of a pint glass, muddle the kumquats, ginger and sugar into a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and fill the glass with ice, shake 10-12 times with a shaker and pour into a Collins glass. Enjoy.
The Ginger Smash, "a very seasonal rustic drink," as Green describes it, is a hard cocktail loaded with tartness thanks in part to muddled kumquats and an ounce of Clement Creole Shrubb, an aged rum drink flavored with orange bitters. The addition of Milagro Silver Tequila, freshly sliced ginger and lime juice combine to form a powerfully flavored concoction high on the citrus and bite-o-meter, thanks to the ginger on the back end. It's definitely a textbook stiff drink -- in the best way possible.
Read more about the drink here.