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.
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!
- 3 oz ginger-infused vodka
- ½ tsp molasses
- dash cinnamon
- dash allspice
- 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.