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Gingersnap Martini

A couple of weeks ago, I got a yen to try infusing some ginger vodka. I had planned to make some sort of ginger liqueur for quite some time, but it hadn’t worked its way to the top of my to-do list, so I decided to just mix some crystallized ginger and some vodka together and see what happened. I was banking on the sweetness from the candied ginger being just enough to make the infused vodka pleasantly sweet, but not sticky. I used purchased crystallized ginger from bulk foods section, and minced it so that the ginger’s potency would really come through.

After 2 weeks, my ginger vodka was perfect, and I was ready to test-drive it in a cocktail. It really didn’t need much — it was delicious as a sipping drink by itself — but with Christmas right around the corner, I couldn’t resist concocting a boozy version of a gingersnap.

Gingersnap martini

Yum.

It took a little trial and error, but I perfected it. If you don’t happen to happen your own ginger-infused vodka on hand, you could always use regular or vanilla vodka and ginger liqueur instead.

Cheers, and Merry Christmas!

Gingersnap Martini
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Ingredients
  • 3 oz ginger-infused vodka
  • ½ tsp molasses
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash allspice
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy!

 

P.S. I am trying out a new recipe plug-in. Let me know what you think! The main improvement is that there’s a link to a printable version.

 

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6 Thoughts on “Gingersnap Martini

  1. Les Virgil on December 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

    This drink sounds great! I love the idea of ginger infusion. BTW – I really like the link to a printable version.

  2. This looks great. We made one (posting later this week) for our 12 days of Christmas and did a different route. We were worried the molasses wouldn’t shake. Clearly we shouldn’t have had that concern. I love the infusion, we’ll need to do that next.
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  3. Yum! I made one similar last week. I did a ginger syrup though with vodka and a little lime juice. I will have to try this.
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