Easy Thanksgiving Recipes: A Gingersnap Cocktail

by Pamela

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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……

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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


  1. Place cinnamon stick into a cocktail shaker and gently crush it.
  2. Add the rum, ginger liqueur and half and half to the cocktail shaker.
  3. Cover and shake until well blended.
  4. 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)

Cooking time:

Number of servings (yield): 1

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Recipe by Pamela Braun.



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tawny September 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Hi! Can you please explain how to crush a cinnamon stick in a cocktail shaker? Cinnamon sticks are hard so Im not sure exactly how much it should be “Crushed” or how to do so.

Thank you!

Pamela September 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

Hi Tawny, You need to use a muddler to crush the cinnamon stick. First, break the stick into smaller pieces then use the muddler to break it up. The muddler has a wide head on it so it will crush the stick without making a mess of it. You can’t really use a spoon for this because the surface area used to break the stick is so small that it won’t really break it up. Hope this helps. You’re really going to enjoy the cocktail.

Priscilla | ShesCookin November 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

Did you say “easy” 😉 I could drink this yummy cocktail in less time than it took you to prepare it!

Pamela November 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Priscilla, you are not alone. 😉 The only reason why I didn’t slurp it down in an instant is because I left it at room temperature. If I had shaken it with ice…gone in seconds.

Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeno November 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

This sounds amazing, perfect for this time of year.

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