First the good news : Ginger is still our ingredient of the season! We chose it as the featured ingredient this past fall, but felt that we didn’t spend nearly enough time experimenting with this gem. So, we’re holding onto it as the first two-season ingredient.
Now, the bad news : I’m making a recipe today with an ingredient that has been discontinued. The news broke in early 2017, but as you can see, it’s hit me hard, and I just can’t quit SNAP… or the other Art in the Age Cocktails. (ROOT? My love. Will I ever find a forgotten bottle of you on the liquor store shelves? I can only hope and dream.)
I’ve loved SNAP for years in super simple cocktails with few ingredients. It’s a more rich & complex liqueur than something with just one flavor component. SNAP is based on ginger snap cookies, German Lebkuchen, think ginger, cloves, cinnamon, molasses. I love the cookies, and I loved the touch of spice that SNAP adds to my glass.
For this drink, I paired one shot of SNAP with fresh citrus juices & some maple syrup. That’s it! Pour it into a beautiful glass, and you have a cocktail that anyone will enjoy at the start of your next holiday party.
- 1 shot SNAP or other ginger liqueur
- juice from 1 orange
- juice from 1 Meyer lemon or from 1/2 regular lemon
- touch of maple syrup (more or less depending upon how sour your lemon is)
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake and pour into a tall cocktail glass.
Now that SNAP’s off the market (insert tear emoji), I would suggest making this with another ginger liqueur. Or even making your own. I think you know what I’ll be experimenting with this winter! Those options won’t have the same Lebkuchen spice composition as SNAP, but adding a pinch of cinnamon to the drink might be a nice touch. You could also rim the glass in a cinnamon + sugar… I’ll let you know how it goes.
PS – we shared the how-to for our glitter trees in this post.