Phuza Thursday: Ginger and Pepperdews refresher😎🍸

Phuza Thursday

It is Thursday again!
So happy the weekend is almost here. Been such a long week, I really deserve my Thursday cocktail today…

Plan for the evening: make my cocktail, grab my book I’m reading, sink into my reading chair and get lost in romantic fiction for an hour. Until it’s dinner time of course.

My flavour combinations are so adventurous tonight. There is a story behind it, as always.
When I trained as a cocktail bartender those many years ago as a student, at ‘Liquidchefs SA’. One of the founders/ directors had a signature cocktail which he made us try replicate. I don’t remember the details of the cocktail anymore, but 2 things I do remember are that. 1. It had pepperdews. 2. It was surprisingly delicious!

So my drink tonight is inspired by that cocktail: Ginger and pepperdews refresher of the week.

What do I need? Other than my book…
Makes 1 drink
Canned pepperdews: 2 pepperdews with the liquid they’re bottled in
Ginger liqueur
Ginger ale
Tonic water
Ice cubes

What to do?
This is so simple it’s not even funny. It literally took me 20 seconds to make.
Put the 2 Pepperdews and 2 tbs of the pepperdews’ liquid into a high ball glass. Crush the pepperdews a bit with a spoon.
Then add ice to the brim.
To the ice add all your other liquids: 30ml of vodka, 30ml of ginger liqueur, then top with half ginger ale and half tonic water.

Stir your drink, and top with a straw.

And voila. All done 👏
The tonic water balances the sweetness in the drink coming from both the pepperdews and the ginger ale/liqueur.
The pepperdews add a (very unusual in cocktails) spiciness. Yet it works…
So delicious and refreshing.

Happy Thursday! Weekend almost here…👍🏾💃🏽

Author: preciousgarnett

I'm a multi-faceted young woman. I'm a proud mom to a now 8 year old 😜. I'm a daughter, I'm a sister and a friend to an amazing circle of powerful people ❤️ I'm a medical doctor, public health specialist currently in marketing I live food, from cooking to finding the best spots in town and in my travels for a good meal. Health, Fitness and Nutrition fanatic. I live by a few beliefs...: 1. Before I do anything whether related to food or not, I ask myself ' Is it worth the calories?' Whether literally or figuratively( i.e. Is the decision worth the stress, effort, investment) 2. What you put in must come out! If you don't let it out, it settles on your tummy and hips. 3. 'Everything happens for a reason'. I try reflect on situations I find myself in, whether by choice or not. And look for Lessons I'm meant to learn from them, in order to grow.

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