November 1, 2011 (Day 217) — Gingervitis

Okay, faithful readers. Pop culture pop quiz. Where does the term “gingervitis” come from?

Didn’t get it? Did I not give you enough time to guess. Too bad. Being a wordy blog we’re kind of stuck in time. We’re going to go ahead and give you the answer. No fear.

Yep. It was South Park. Not quite as ubiquitous as "Simpsons did it!" but getting there...

It’s a bit of a misleading name, considering there really isn’t too much ginger in this cocktail. However, I will jump at (almost) any chance to site South Park and create a solid cocktail for entertaining and whatnot. Also, it’s a quick one and I’m hitting the ice to coach youth hockey tonight, so swift and tasty is ideal.


  • 1.5 oz Burnett’s Citrus Vodka
  • .5 oz dry vermouth
  • 4 oz ginger ale

Combine vodka and vermouth in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with the ginger ale.

Sweet, wine-like flavor. It has an almost sake-like quality. Very good celebratory cocktail. Delicate, classy.


— Mark

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