This weekend I was invited to a dinner party hosted and catered by the folks behind Kilimanjaro Foods. The three-course Ghanaian meal was delicious (although I had to skip the dessert course because it contained mango) and the conversation was delightful. But next to the fantastic company, the highlight of the evening was the ginger-orange pre-meal cocktail. With the weather turning summery oh-so-early this year (I worry that the Mayans had it right, and we might be on a slow cook right up til December then-- pfffth!), I intend to pick up a bottle of Kilimanjaro's Sunrise Ginger Syrup on my next trip to ValueMarket.
It's always fantastic to find another Kentucky Proud product to add to my "must buy" list.
Surprisingly, although it has a number of ginger cocktail recipes, the Kilimanjaro website doesn't include the recipe for the orange cocktail. I'm guessing, based on other recipes, but once I make my own, I'll fix this if it's wrong:
Ginger Orange Cocktail
1oz Sunrise Ginger Syrup
2oz Gold rum
4oz Orange Juice
a splash of soda water
Stir and serve over ice.