The Shirley Ginger, or Gingerly Shirly! is my go-to cocktail imposter when out and about. A hit at baby showers, this crisp cocktail alternative can do with a quick shot of rum for those non-pregnant party-goers.
The real secret to a faux cocktail is in the presentation. Is it fun? Is it garnished with something fresh? You have yourself a winner.
To enjoy, pour over a heaping glass of ice:
Ginger beer - Bitter preferred
A splash of Maraschino Grenadine*
Add fresh Modern Sprout Mint leaves to smash & garnish.
* For the times when I’m watching my sugar intake, I’ll substitute the grenadine for lime juice and an accompanied pinwheel, easily transforming this drink into a mojito imposter.