In a mixing glass, muddle ginger, lemon peel and syrup. Add remaining ingredients and stir over ice. Strain into a rocks glass full of fresh ice.
Black tea & anise simple syrup: steep 1 black tea bag for every 12 oz of simple syrup for 10-12 minutes, then remove. Add 6 slightly crushed anise pods for every 12 oz and let sit for 24 hours.