Baby Marmalade

John deBary uses both ginger juice and ginger syrup in this mocktail. "Ginger replicates that pleasant burn from the vodka in the original," he says.

Baby Marmalade
Photo: © Lucas Allen
Total Time:
5 mins


Ginger Syrup

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated ginger

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups water

Baby Marmalade

  • 1 ounce chilled verjus (see Note)

  • 3/4 ounce fresh ginger juice (from a 2-inch piece of grated ginger pressed through a fine strainer)

  • 3/4 ounce grenadine, preferably homemade

  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces chilled club soda


Make the Ginger Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat until reduced to about 1 3/4 cups. Strain, let cool and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Make the cocktail

  1. In a mixing glass, combine 1 ounce of the Ginger Syrup (reserve the rest for another use), the verjus, ginger juice, and grenadine. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and stir in the club soda.


Verjus, the tart juice pressed from unripe grapes, is available at specialty food stores.

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