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Ginger Gin Sour Recipe AND Marcus Samuelsson book giveaway!

Over the weekend I attended the launch of the ten city Buick Regal Discovery Tour.  Presented by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines, this fun afternoon included a test drive behind the wheel of the slick 2011 Regal, travel tips by T+L's Stirling Kelso, cake ball making by Michelle Garcia of Bleeding Heart Bakery, a mixology lecture by Michael Green, and capped off by a cooking demonstration and tasting by celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson.  Wow, what an afternoon!



Here's one of the many delicious things we sampled:

Ginger Gin Sour Cocktail
by Michael Green

1.5 oz gin*
2 oz green tea
1 oz ginger simple syrup (recipe below)
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 one inch square of candied ginger for garnish

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add gin, green tea, ginger simple syrup, and lime juice.
*Omit gin and double the amount of green tea to make this a mock-tail.  Stir, and garnish with candied ginger

Ginger Simple Syrup
Add, to a saucepan:
1/2 cup finely sliced Fresh Ginger
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

Stir and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool overnight at room temperature, then strain out the ginger.  Makes 1 cup, and can be stored up to four weeks in a bottle.


Still not enough?  Ok, how about a GIVEAWAY?

Win a copy of Marcus Samuelsson's book, New American Table

How to enter:

Subscribe to my monthly newsletter, The Shaker. It comes on the first Monday of the month and is full of information you can't get on the Second City Soiree site, twitter, or Facebook page.  

If you really don't like it, you can always unsubscribe, but pretty-please don't mark it as spam in your inbox. If you do, it gets reported back to my mail service that I'm a spammer. :(

If you're already subscribed, you're already entered! 

Anyone who is subscribed when The Shaker goes out on the morning of Monday, October 4th is entered to WIN!


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