Got this from a new friend (“Hi I’m Steve, give me your cocktail recipes and no one gets hurt!”)
See my notes at bottom.

Ginger Curio – by Romee de Gioriainoff, Brandy Fanatic
Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
1 2/3 oz cognac
2/3 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Simple syrup
1 quarter-size slice of peeled fresh ginger
5 mint leaves plus 1 mint sprig

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add the cognac, lime juice, Simple syrup (honey* or honey syrup?), ginger and mint leaves, and shake briefly. Strain into a crushed-ice filled rocks glass and garnish with the smacked mint sprig.

This is what I made:
Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
1 2/3 oz Gin
2/3 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Simple syrup
1 quarter-size slice of peeled fresh ginger

Note:
I used gin instead of cognac ’cause gin I have handy, cognac… not so much. I used honey ’cause it’s my signature cocktail ingredient at the moment. I didn’t have mint sprigs either but I’m sure they work well with it and I’ll get ’em next time around. The mint would give it a nice dimension of flavor and make it less of a Gin sour. Which I still like.

*The key when using honey is to premix it with the juice. I shake it in a jar. I have several small ones handy… I eat lots of jam, no really! But I digress… If you put honey directly in a cold or ice filled container IT WILL SINK TO THE BOTTOM AND STAY THERE LIKE GLUE. So pre-shake the honey in a jar with the lime juice – don’t make me come over there and do it for you – transfer to a shaker then pour over ice and enjoy! 🙂

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