10 thin slices peeled ginger, plus more for grating
1 cup sugar
1 cup apple juice
10 ounces spiced rum, preferably Sailor Jerry
2 cups wheat beer, preferably Hoegaarden
Apple slices, for garnish
Make the ginger syrup by combing sliced ginger, sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves, then reduce to medium and cook until syrupy, about 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and let cool.
I made this as a pitcher, so after the first step, I combined the remaining ingredients with ice and let chill. To make individual cocktails, for each glass, combine 2 tablespoons each of the ginger syrup and apple juice, 2 ounces rum and 3 or 4 gratings of ginger in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a glass. Top with 1/2 cup beer and garnish with apple slices.