Freshly picked, ginger is hot, pungent with an almost spicy intensely aromatic taste reminiscent of both cardamom and chili pepper. Dried it becomes more aromatic and slightly less piquant. In gins, it lends it’s specific bright, cooling, and slightly peppery flavor. That spicy-sweet aroma translates well through distilling and often has a quality reminiscent of Asian cuisine.
Ginger also has a long history as a medicinal ingredient. It’s antispasmodic, antiseptic and carminative, helps increase blood flow and circulation, alleviate nausea, lower blood pressure, has an overall calming effect, stimulates digestive enzymes.
So, when in need to cheer up a drink, you simply cannot go past the ‘ED CHEERIN’!!!