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1½ ounces J.T. Meleck American rice whiskey
1½ ounces Marshmallow and Ginger Syrup (recipe follows)
1 marshmallow, for garnish
To make the cocktail, in a glass filled with ice, add the vodka and syrup.
Top with soda water and gently stir.
Squeeze in lime wedges to taste.
Stick your garnish marshmallow onto a long toothpick.
Light it on fire, blow it out, then stick the toothpick into the cocktail, marshmallow side out of the drink, to garnish.
Marshmallow and Ginger Syrup Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
½ cup grated fresh ginger
Marshmallow and Ginger Syrup Directions
To make the syrup, toast the marshmallows over dying embers until they are dark brown and melted inside.
Put them into a heavy-bottomed pot and add the sugar and water.
Slowly bring to a boil, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar and the marshmallows.
Once you reach a gentle boil, turn the heat down to a simmer and continue cooking and stirring until the marshmallows have dissolved.
Remove the syrup from the heat, stir in the ginger, and transfer to a heatproof container.
Cover and allow to cool overnight.
The next day, strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. The syrup will keep in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for at least 2 weeks.