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A great winter version of a classic cocktail, this gingerbread cocktail is sure to taste like the holidays!
Happy winter season! it’s getting chilly around here, which always makes us think of baking spices, baking and holiday treats. One favorite Christmas dessert that always appears around this time of year is gingerbread.
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In honor of the lovely flavors of baking spices in gingerbread, we decided to infuse some into this gin and tonic cocktail. This gingerbread cocktail is a surprise for sure being that it is a gin and tonic at its’ core.
As we were thinking of winter flavors, we knew we had to use amaretto in a cocktail, so we decided to infuse the amaretto with those aforementioned baking spices.
What Ingredients are Needed for The Gingerbread Gin and Tonic?
- Tonic Water
- Triple Sec
- Spice Infused Amaretto
In the amaretto we used cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and star anise. But you could add cloves and allspice too if you want. Totally up to you, make it your own, and what you like to bake with.
From there we let the amaretto infusion sit and infuse for 24 hours. You can let it sit longer if you would like a stronger flavor. When we were getting ready to build the cocktail we loved the infused amaretto with the gin and tonic for sure.
But, we wanted to take it to the next level, and so we added some triple sec. This added some great citrus and acid flavor to the gingerbread cocktail. It made us think of topping some gingerbread with whipped cream and a little orange zest.
What Makes Gingerbread Taste Like Gingerbread?
All four sweet spices of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cloves, are usually together in common baked gingerbread. That’s why we suggested the allspice and cloves if you would like, but we liked the star anise to give the gingerbread cocktail a bit of a punch.
We hope you give this one a try, It’s a great winter drink, especially if you love a gin and tonic on the regular like we do!
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A Gingerbread Gin and Tonic perfect for the winter season and the holidays. This amaretto based cocktail is full of spice and flavor.
Spice Infused Amaretto
- 1/2 cup amaretto
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- dash of nutmeg
Gingerbread G & T
- 2 oz gin
- .50 oz spice infused amaretto
- .25 oz triple sec
- 3 oz tonic water
Spice Infused Amaretto
- Combine amaretto and spices in a jar
- Let infuse for at least 24 hours.
- When ready to use, strain out the spices.
Gingerbread Gin and Tonic
- Combine gin, amaretto and triple sec into a shaker with ice. Strain into glass with ice. Top with tonic.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224 Sodium: 11mg Carbohydrates: 7.5g Sugar: 7.5g
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