The Step Lively and the Step Lightly, featuring Ginger Syrup
The Step Lively was invented by Yaga Griswold, with a little help from myself. Her recipe:
2 oz. Barbancourt 8-year rum
2 T. ginger syrup
Combine rum and syrup. Squeeze lime into glass and throw the wedge in, too. Add lots of ice.
For a Step Lightly, replace the lime juice with four ounces of crushed pineapple (I find a potato masher to work well for the crushing) and four ounces of seltzer water. Serve with a spoon for fishing out the tasty pineapple bits.
To make ginger syrup, wash well and thinly slice about four to six inches of ginger. You do not need to peel it. Rinse the sliced ginger and put it in a small saucepan with one pint of water. Bring the water for a boil, and then let it simmer for a couple minutes. Cover the saucepan and let it steep for a couple hours. Remove the ginger, and bring the liquid to simmer again. Add one cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. In the fridge, it should keep for pretty much ever.