The long island is definitely one of my favorite drinks. It’s baffling to think that so many things together can create such an unexpected flavor. My inspiration for this drink was ginger tea… which I love, so I decided to spice up the classic long island recipe!
-1oz White Rum
-1oz Triple Sec
-1oz Ginger Simple Syrup
(combine 1cup of water with 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of sliced, fresh ginger. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool before straining into a container.)
-Juice from half a lemon
-Coke to fill
Fill a tall glass with ice.
Add 1oz of each liquor to the glass.
Add the 1oz of ginger syrup, juice from half a lemon, and top with Coke. Stir with a bar spoon or a straw. Garnish with a lemon twist and a wedge!
I love the simple twist this variation adds to a classic drink. Plus it’s perfect for summer!
First of all, you may notice that The Whale’s Endeavors has gotten a makeover! I’d been working diligently on this for awhile now. I hope you like it! It’s actually still a work in progress… I’m still working hard on adding more tabs at the top for my different categories such as crochet and crafty things, food, ect. For now though lets focus on this particular post!
Today I would like to share with you a few simple syrup flavors I’ve been making!
First of all is my favorite so far… blueberry! I’ve been adding this to light flavored teas with some milk (bubble tea!) and it is delicious! To make this I just mixed 1 part water with 1 part sugar and about a cup of blueberries and boiled it for awhile. (Tip: smashing the blueberries after they’ve boiled a minute of two helps release the juices and make the syrup more flavorful.) Strain out the blueberries and allow to cool. Fantastic.
Second is cinnamon! I love this syrup in my morning coffee. It adds a bit of excitement. To make this one, substitute the blueberries for two sticks of cinnamon.
Finally we have my rosemary syrup. I also add this one to coffee. A bit of an odd combination I know, but give it a try! It makes the drink more on the savory side. I love it. For this one, exchange the cinnamon or blueberries with two sprigs of fresh rosemary. So tasty.
I’m so excited about all of the flavor possibilities there are for simple syrups and they are all so SIMPLE (haha) to make! I plan on creating a ginger, strawberry, honey, and maybe kiwi or mango in the near future! What kinds of simple syrup flavors do you think would be interesting to try???