I love ginger in major way. It’s funny but I have an actual memory of the first time I tasted it. My family and I were on vacation and spent a day at Epcot Center in Disney World and we had lunch in Japan Land (this was 1983, by the way). The entree we ordered came with a little dish of almost fuschia-colored pickled ginger. I can’t remember the entree we had, but I remember the ginger and ever since then, I’ve been known to eat all of the pickled ginger condiment that you get at the sushi bar. So, that being said, this drink is right up my alley. This is another gin based drink, similar to the Welcome Back, Cocktail that I posted last week. I think that gin drinks can be so fresh and summery. The herbal notes in the gin really compliment fresh herbs like basil, thyme and mint. This is a perfect cocktail to celebrate the beginning of the weekend!