Ming Tsai: Ginger Key Lime Drink
Chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai makes a sparkling ginger and key lime cocktail.
Chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai makes a sparkling ginger and key lime cocktail at the 2007 Classic in Aspen
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[MUSIC]. Drink. Let's shake a cocktail. Key limes, i'd say
probably the best limes in the world. We're making a
really good drink here. I love this drink. We're gonna
take ginger syrup. Ginger syrup is incredibly delicious. Look how
thick this is. It's like maple syrup. You take fresh
ginger, you peel it, you slice it. You take equal
parts of sugar and water And make a simple syrup
with handfuls of the ginger. You bring it down. You
bring it down until it has this fantastic consistency. Alright,
so you have lime juice, right? We have ginger syrup.
This is Gosling Rum. Puerto Rico, by the way, makes
fantastic rum as well. This is from Bermuda. Any rum
will work, just make sure it's good rum. Look at
the color of that rum. This is almost. Malcolm Browsing's
a friend, he might even cringe. I mean, this should
actually be drunk out of a snifter, so he probably
would cringe. It'd be like taking Cristal on the rocks.
But, so, boom, we're gonna add a little OJ, just
a touch. And I love drinks that have some sparkle.
It just lightens it and makes it a better mouth
feel. And then you take an orange. Which is OK.
I've never tried this before, but it's a good way
to mix it. I would not try this with a
banana. [LAUGH] This drink Is fantastic with nothing. [LAUGH] All
by itself, you can drink that. I mean, does that
not say summer? I mean just look at that. If
you want to do the old maquinina mojito thing, throw
some mint in. It wouldn't hurt it. It would look
beautiful, the minty herbaceousness would be great as with Thai
basil leaves. I'm excited in there as well. We're done.