I am a ginger nut. If I see a cocktail with ginger I will knock over you, your children, and even your freshly fried up bacon, just for a sip.
Candied Ginger (not so optional garnish)
1 Bottle Chilled Dry Champagne
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Vodka
1/2 Fresh Ginger, chopped
Simmer water, sugar, and ginger in a sauce pan for 7-10 minutes, stirring often. Once sugar has melted, remove syrup from heat and add vodka. Let the syrup cool for 2 hours in the fridge. Strain syrup, if desired. Add 2-3 tablespoons of ginger syrup, a slice of candied ginger, and top with dry champagne. Enjoy!