'Easy Like Sunday Morning' Cocktail

Gina Chersevani, who is serving as mixologist chair for Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation in DC, recently gave Metrocurean a sneak peek of what's in store for the event, including her recipe for this fresh kumquat ginger cocktail.

Easy Like Sunday Morning cocktail
courtesy Gina Chersevani, mixtress of PS 7's Restaurant

makes 1 drink

1.5 oz Plymouth gin

1 oz ginger simple syrup
(see recipe below)

4 kumquats

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Over a shaker half filled with ice, smash 4 kumquats to release the juices. Add the whole kumquats to the shaker, then add the gin, ginger syrup and bitters. Shake until frothy and well chilled and pour into a Collins glass.

Ginger Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

2- to 3-inch piece of ginger, sliced

Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan, stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes (or longer if you like a stronger ginger flavor). Strain the syrup into a container and store in the refrigerator.