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:: Jameson Iced Fire Ginger Mint Cocktail

I hope you're not sick of me talking about Foodstock just yet as I have two more recipes to share with you after todays, so bear with me! One of the things I absolutely loved about the event was the super chilled outdoor feel to whole evening, people sat by open fires enjoying music, sipping cocktails and enjoying the food. Despite the huge amount of people who descended on the little island for the night, things ran very smoothly from what I could see, with a system for everything! Before things kicked off, we all got these cool red stamps elevating us to VIP status and I am all about that! :) When Raphael from LeFooding got in touch with me about the event he asked us to come up with a specially designed cocktail for the night and this is it!

Jameson Iced Fire Ginger Mint Cocktail
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!

Makes enough syrup for 8 cocktails
200g caster sugar
200ml water
100g of peeled fresh ginger, finely chopped
20g fresh mint leaves

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.
Remove from heat, stir through the fresh mint and allow to cool.
Set aside to steep for at least 2 hours.Strain off the ginger mint syrup and refridgerate until ready to use.

Serve over crushed ice with a sliver of stem ginger,
1 part Jameson whiskey
2 parts ginger mint syrup

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