The White Ginger

Published On November 12, 2012 | By Ken Leung | Cocktails, Gin

Mother Nature, in the form of Hurricane Sandy, came knocking at my city, my door, my life.

On that first day of battering winds, it seemed like a great idea to wait for the storm’s retreat by spending the day cooking. The problem was the 12 story high construction crane swaying outside the window. When it wasn’t shimming side-to-side, it was pivoting like a child’s weather vane.

To super-size my anxiety, the news carried regular coverage of a crane that partially collapsed at an uptown construction site and remained  dangling dangerously above  the neighborhood, causing a multi-block evacuation. I was hypnotized by this pending disaster, but I pulled back to distract myself in another way.

I secured myself  at the opposite end of the apartment to clean out and reorganize my closet. The act was calming and cleansing–and somehow it reignited my interest in food and beverages. With the help of the chatter on Twitter, a cocktail seemed liked the right way to welcome a stormy afternoon. The question was what to make.

We had fresh pears from an upstate NY farm stand, so something seasonal was appealing. Ginger is a comforting flavor for me, and on this particular day of high anxiety, I doubled up the effort to achieve a calmer state. This light cocktail, both in flavor and color, temporarily brightened our lives … until the power went out in Manhattan later that evening.

Ken Leung is a contributor at The Boys Club and blogger at Hungry Rabbit.

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has been delivering killer cocktails with us since the very beginning. Ken is blogger atHungry Rabbit. Follow Ken on twitter @hungryrabbitnyc.

19 Responses to The White Ginger

  1. Excellent cocktail, Ken. Please to read you managed to get through Sandy without the crane causing havok on your apartment – crazy stuff!

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  3. Looks delicious, I would LOVE this :)

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  5. Looks delicious and perfect for the season! Is the flavor of the Canton somewhat lost underneath the bolder ginger flavor in the mixer?

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