I've been working through a Peruvian cookbook and got the idea for this delicious drink which is modified from a recipe requiring pisco. I've run out of simple syrup and am too lazy to make more, so I've been using cane sugar--I really need to make the simple syrup for this one.
1.5 shots of vodka
juice of 1 lemon
1" of ginger, peeled, and julienned
several good dollops of angostura bitters
2 Tbs cane sugar (or ideally, simple syrup)
Shake vigorously over ice, and pour into a martini glass.
This will ease discussions about the water crisis in California