The King's Ginger may have only reappeared on bar shelves last year, but it technically has been in production since the early 1900s, when it was supposedly prescribed as a warming medicinal tonic for King Edward VII. It's a bit more subtly gingery than Domaine de Canton, but it also seems more natural tasting (and less sweet.)
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This delicious and intense cocktail—a distant cousin of the Dark and Stormy—is tangy and much less sweet than you'd expect, with a brooding background of ginger root lurking just behind the richness of rum.
The Kings Ginger helps emphasize the delicately earthy flavor of unsmoked Fidencio mezcal in this refreshing spin on the Paloma from John John McCarthy of Whitehall and Mary Queen of Scots in NYC.
This cocktail is tart, lemony, refreshing and strong. The lemon accentuates the fresh-apple flavor of the apple brandy.