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A Light Drizzle
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
A spicy-sweet cocktail, inspired by the popular Dark & Stormy, that won't kill your diet
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 large knob ginger peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tbs-1/4 cup stevia if using sugar, 1/2 cup
  • 1 oz vodka
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 1 cup Club Soda
  • 1 lime wedge
  1. Bring the water to a boil. Add the ginger chunks and let boil rapidly for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn heat down to medium, add the stevia or sweetener and mix until fully dissolved.
  3. Let mixture simmer until reduced by a third. Taste often, if it's getting too spicy, remove the ginger (I like it spicy so the ginger stays until the very end). Strain into a heat-safe jar and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Once cooled, gently mix 2 tablespoons of ginger syrup into soda water. Taste, add more syrup if needed.
  5. Fill a glass with ice. Pour vodka over ice, and top with ginger ale (you realized that's what you just made, right?) and lime juice. Stir, gently.
  6. Serve with a lime wedge garnish.
Recipe Notes

Recipe and Photo Credit to Ashley Blom of Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine