Ginger, Lime + Five-Spice Cocktail

My week of five-spice recipes is coming to an end, and I wanted to finish it with a beverage recipe. Yes, a drink made with Chinese five-spice powder. This Ginger, Lime + Five-Spice Cocktail recipe was so intriguing that I had to give it a try. I thought a dessert made with five spice powder would be interesting, but this cocktail recipe really got my attention. I must find out if it tastes as good as it sounds!

You guys…this may be one of my favorite cocktail recipes I’ve ever made (OK, I can’t take full credit – it was a joint family effort.) It starts with smooth, Hangar 1 Straight Vodka that has slight floral and tropical fruit notes. Muddled limes make it perfectly refreshing, and ginger and Chinese five-spice powder add a creative kick.

Recipe Author: Sarah J. Hauser
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The Ingredients

As you can see, there were only a few ingredients in this cocktail recipe. I was fortunate to have everything but the limes and ginger on hand. The sugar and Chinese five-spice powder were already in my pantry. I also had the vodka, which is why I used a different brand than the recipe author suggested.

Ginger, Lime + Five-Spice Cocktail Ingredients
Chinese five-spice powder, sugar, limes, vodka, and ginger

The Process

Making this cocktail was simple and had two major steps: Making the spiced simple syrup and making the actual cocktail. Here’s how the time broke down:

  • 13 minutes to make the simple syrup
  • 5 minutes to make the cocktail
  • 18 minutes total (time to chill the simple syrup not included)

The instructions for both parts of this recipe were clear and easy to follow, and I didn’t need to make any adjustments.

One thing I did to make things quicker was skipping peeling the ginger. It wasn’t specified in the recipe, and the ginger was strained out of the simple syrup and the cocktail itself. I did notice a few tiny pieces of peel in the cocktail, though. You may want to peel the ginger for that step if the bits of peel bother you.

Minced ginger
Minced ginger

So how was it?

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Five-spice seasoning in a cocktail might sound strange, but it's delightful! It's a blend of tangy lime with the spiciness of ginger and five-spice powder and just a touch of sweetness. The flavors work well together and don't overpower the taste of the vodka, making this cocktail nice to sip slowly. You do have to make the ginger and five-spice syrup ahead of time so it can chill thoroughly, but it's quick and easy just like making the actual cocktail.
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