Everyone knows that the famous “Ginger Rogers danced so brilliantly” line, but who was she? She and Fred Astaire were a couple of America’s most popular dance team. They met in 1932 and became partners–though Ginger is often credited as being the more skilled dancer. They had some of their greatest hits during this time period including Shall We Dance?, Top Hat, and Flying Down to Rio.’
The “ginger rogers heirs” is a drink that was created in the 1800s, and it was originally called ginger ale. Ginger ale has been around for over 100 years, but this drink has only recently become popular again.
I had a dream the other night that it was winter. As though it were the dead of winter. All I remember is being sad and spending the whole day at home. Then I found myself in California, where it was 70 degrees. I was practically strutting along the Venice Beach Boardwalk with my puppy (my fictional dog, since our stupid apartment complex won’t let us have one). Perhaps I had a few too many Ginger Rogers before going to bed last night.
Clearly, I’m looking forward to the warmer weather. What’s the good news? The first day of spring arrived yesterday. That implies green grass, mild temperatures, and sunlight are on the horizon.
Is there anything else on the horizon? Cocktails for spring. You know, the ones you drink with your pals outdoors when the sun is shining on your face.
To create a Ginger Rogers, follow these steps:
That’s exactly what today’s drink is. Fresh grapefruit juice, handmade ginger syrup, and gin make up this cocktail. It’s served in Waterford Crystal’s Dungarvan HiBall glasses, which I’m teaming up with for this article to commemorate Waterford Crystal Week.
This weekend, I had an Instagram contest to name this drink, and there were over 70 options to select from! You guys are very amazing. Some of my personal favorites are:
The Blushing Bride’s Golden Rose Mediterranean Sunset Citrus Gin and Ginger Grapefruit Ginger Gin Fizz
But for the official name, I had no choice but to settle with The Ginger Rogers, after Fred Astaire’s legendary dancing partner. This drink is best encapsulated by the Ginger Rogers: traditional and elegant with a bit of feminine.
The glasses, of course, are what truly tie this drink together. They’re incredibly lovely, and the cut pattern on the crystal creates an art-deco atmosphere that’s evocative of nineteenth-century America. They sing with every clink, elevating the drink to new heights.
So, everyone, have a wonderful spring. Let’s toast to summer, and don’t forget to follow Waterford on social media to see whether my drink is picked as their favorite for Waterford Week! The #WeekOfWaterford hashtag may be used to monitor entries!
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in order to make ginger syrup
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
to create the drink
- 1/2 ounce ginger syrup (recipe below)
- grapefruit juice, 2 ounces
- 1 ounce of lemon juice
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 2 oz. of carbonated water
- In a small saucepan over low heat, mix sugar, water, and ginger to produce the ginger syrup. After 10 minutes of simmering, drain out the ginger pieces and cool to room temperature.
- Combine 1/2 oz ginger syrup, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
- Over ice, pour soda water into a Collins glass. Pour in the cocktail ingredients and carefully whisk them in. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
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