Mixologists are Taking Cocktails Back to Their Roots

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Posted June 16, 2012 by in

Mixologists are taking cocktails back to their roots – ginger roots, that is! With their newfound popularity, exemplified at Vegas’ ARIA Resort and Casino, ginger cocktails utilize the aroma and bite of the tantalizing spice to complement a variety of spirits, giving mixologists the opportunity to revisit old-world favorites while discovering new classics.

The Ginger Sour at Sage incorporates Rhum J.M. Gold rum with the spicy, aromatic Canton Ginger Liqueur made with fresh, baby Vietnamese ginger. This classy cocktail is mixed with ginger syrup, lime, Angostura Bitters and served in a champagne flute, creating an elegant drink to enjoy at the bar or with dinner.

The Ginger Margarita at Jean Georges Steakhouse combines the smooth, subtle taste of Sauza Hornitos Reposado Tequila with tangy lime juice and ginger. Served over ice and rimmed with an inventive ginger and salt blend, this refreshing drink is an ideal complement to the delicious steaks served nightly.

A traditional ginger beer drink, the Moscow Mule gained popularity in the 1950s. ARIA’s version, available at AMERICAN FISH by Michael Mina and Sage, is made with Stolichnaya Vodka and Fever Tree Ginger Beer, giving it a warm, nutty taste. Served with lime in a copper mug to keep the drink cool, it’s a new twist on an old favorite.

Lemongrass transports guests to the Far East with the Thai-inspired Ginger Peach. Created with black tea infused Absolut Apeach Vodka, Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh sour and garnished with shredded ginger, it’s a simple concoction that packs a flavorful punch.

A play on a fashionable favorite, the Ginger Cosmopolitan, available at all of ARIA’s bars, features Absolut Citron Vodka, Canon Ginger Liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice. Shaken and served with a lemon twist garnish, this lush cocktail is a great choice for relaxing at the end of a long day or kicking off the night.


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