Twenty-One Plus: Ginger Fringe

Ginger Fringe

10 oz. ginger beer
3 oz. vodka
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 dashes aromatic bitters
2 fresh fennel fronds
2 slices crystallized ginger

Break one slice of ginger into pieces; tear one fennel frond into bits.

Muddle ginger and fennel with bitters in a mixing glass.

Add ice, cranberry juice and vodka; shake until very cold.

Strain into chilled pint glass and top with ginger beer.

Garnish with a fennel frond and slice of ginger.

Drink this if: You need an herbal, spicy kick to propel you through this dull winter lull until spring break.

Tart cranberry pairs well with sweet fennel to combat the spicy ginger ale. A slight tanginess provided by the bitters rounds out the drink, which is smooth overall regardless of the three portions of vodka.

This cocktail is a step away from rich and creamy winter drinks and simultaneously a step towards refreshing spring sippers, though it accomplishes that through the use of bright winter flavors.

Post Author: tucollegian

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