When we lived in Arizona we really liked going to PF Chang’s. Shut up! So we’re losers. Anyway, they had a drink on their menu (who knows — they probably still do) called a “Good Fortune”, which was vanilla ice cream, ginger brandy, and dark rum. It was served in a daiquiri-y glass and garnished with a fortune cookie. It was also insanely delicious. I have lately been hankering for ice cream cocktails, and also was wondering what to do with the impulse-bought Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum that Boomer brought home from our discount liquor store. I decided a Good Fortune, Schnookie-Style was the way to go.
I had some ginger brandy on hand from a many-years-ago attempt at replicating the Good Fortune, but after a trial swig of it, realized it was rotgut. So I decided our drink should be made of vanilla ice cream (from Jann’s Sweet Shop, the homemade ice cream place a few blocks away), spiced rum, and ginger syrup. I whipped up some simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water, gently heated until the sugar all dissolves) and muddled in some slices of fresh ginger when it was hot, then left the ginger to steep in the syrup for a few hours. Then I strained the syrup through a fine sieve and we were ready to roll. The ratio I picked was three small scoops of ice cream (I have no idea how much that actually is — not a ton. Maybe one store-bought ice cream cone scoop?), one ounce of ginger syrup, and two ounces of spiced rum. Blend and serve.
This? Is delicious.
Pookie finished hers pretty much before all of it had a chance to get poured into her glass. She promptly waved the glass in my face and said, “This is my first favorite drink.”