Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail – Gluten-free + Vegan

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Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

I was supposed to be in San Francisco for the weekend, our final show of the holiday. Sadly, the dog got sick  which meant I had to stay home, since we didn’t feel comfortable boarding her. Hubby had to go to the event without me, so that equated to some unplanned time off this weekend. I actually didn’t know what to do with myself, we have been going non-stop for the past month and a half or so. I seriously actually made a list Friday night of what I wanted to do to relax. That’s how tightly wound I was.

Saturday morning I got up bright and early headed to a yoga class to start my unwinding and relaxing. I really cannot think of a more perfect way to kick off a weekend of no plans. By Saturday afternoon I found myself getting a relaxing pedicure with Meg and after that I curled up  on the couch with my furry baby, watching Christmas movies and I decide I should whip up a quick seasonal cocktail. Gingerbread felt appropriate given that we are just a couple days away from my favorite day of the year.

This cocktail is spicy and has a strong molasses flavor, it tastes just like a traditional gingerbread cookie. If you want it sweeter add a bit more maple syrup or honey, or use a smidge less molasses. The fresh ginger is optional, but I personally love the little bits of it floating in the cocktail, such a great taste.

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

[print_this]Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail – Gluten-free + Vegan
makes 1 drink

  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • a decent-sized pinch each of ground nutmeg and cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon organic unsulphured blackstrap Molasses
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey or other liquid sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (optional)
  • Ginger beer, I prefer Bundaberg Ginger Beer or Reed’s Premium Ginger Brew
  • Ice

For the rim

  • Cinnamon and raw sugar (or coconut sugar)
Add the rum, spices, molasses, maple syrup and freshly grated ginger to a shaker with 2 ice cubes. Shake it really really well.
For the sugared rim, combine the ingredients in a small plate. Dip the rim of a glass in water, then in the spiced sugar mixture.
Give the shaker another shake and strain into the sugar rimmed cup, add two cubes of ice and top with ginger beer. Give a quick stir and enjoy.

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3 Responses

  1. Ordinary J says:

    I would love to try this one.

  2. Jenny$1983 says:

    Also, I hope your dog feels better soon, it’s horrible watching your puppy being ill 🙁

  3. ouizzi08 says:

    Sounds like boozy ginger root beer – yummo. Next trip to store must pick up some supplies.

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