Welcome to November! This would be the part where I’m supposed to rant about how fast the year has gone. Been there. Done that. But my Places to Eat and Drink in Amsterdam post from last week got me thinking some more about changing things up a bit this month. I decided that I would focus my November posts on making your Thanksgiving meal a little bit easier to pull together. Sorry, I’m not offering to cook it for you. I’m still trying to figure out the logistics of mine since my oven is totally on the fritz. But my posts this month will all have the common theme: easy Thanksgiving recipes. Just in case you forget, all of the posts will start with “easy Thanksgiving recipes.”
For the most part the recipes will consist of side dishes, but I do have some easy cocktail recipes, a holiday wine tutorial, and a great snack recipe coming. But for today, I thought I would start with this snappy little ginger cocktail.
Do a search of the site, and you’ll find more than one ginger cocktail recipe….way more than one, or even two. What can I say? That spicy kick ginger gives to cocktails is perfect when a chill is in the air. But many of my cocktail recipes, with ginger, are generally made with ginger syrup. This holiday cocktail falls in line with my “easy Thanksgiving recipes” theme. No syrup making required. In fact, this holiday cocktail doesn’t even require you turning your hand into a block of ice, from shaking that ice filled cocktail shaker, before serving.
Maybe I should do a month of easy cocktail recipes. Hmmmmm……
Recipe: Ginger Cocktail – The Gingersnap
- 1 Ounce Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
- 1 Ounce Canton Ginger Liqueur
- 1/2 Ounce Half and Half
- 1/3 Stick of Cinnamon
- Place cinnamon stick into a cocktail shaker and gently crush it.
- Add the rum, ginger liqueur and half and half to the cocktail shaker.
- Cover and shake until well blended.
- Strain into a glass and serve.
You could shake this cocktail with ice or serve it over ice if you would like.
Preparation time: 7 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Recipe by Pamela Braun.
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