Gingerbread Apple Holiday Cocktail

Thu, Apr 8, 2010


Try this holiday inspired cocktail for an open house or holiday cocktail party, and surprise guests with a tasty drink that combines the seasonal flavors of gingerbread and apple.  It’s a delicious mixture of vanilla-infused vodka, apple cider, a bit of lemon juice and a big splash of spicy ginger liqueur.

We’re using Domaine de Canton, a French liqueur that’s an infusion of baby Vietnamese ginger with cognac, for a sophisticated ginger heat.  It’s not too strong and has very aromatic – and unique – flavor, thanks to the ginger, along with a touch of honey, herbs and ginseng.

For a festive touch, rim the glass with crumbled gingerbread cookie crumbs.

Gingerbread Apple Holiday Cocktail

Serves: 1


  • 2 oz Domaine de Canton
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 2.5 oz apple cider
  • 1/8 tsp lemon juice
  • honey
  • gingersnap cookies, finely crumbled
  • orange zest, for garnish (optional)

Directions: Spread honey on a plate, then dip the rim of a chilled cocktail glass into the honey, twirl to lightly coast the edges.

Spread the crushed gingership cookies on another plate, and dip the honey-dipped cocktail glass into the cookies and press slightly so they stick.

Add the ginger liqueur, vodka, cider and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake well.  Strain into a glass and pour the mixture into a prepared glass.  Float the orange zest on top.

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  1. Brandy Says:

    Actually, as prepared above, the recipe is too sweet for me. This cocktail is MUCH better as described below. A local chic, trendy restaurant made this cocktail last winter and here is their recipe for one drink:
    3/4 oz Domaine de Canton
    1.5 oz Absolute Vanilla Vodka
    2 oz Apple Cider
    1-3 drops of lemon juice (to taste, may need more)
    agave syrup to taste (may not be necessary, imo)
    flamed orange zest (float a bit on top for garnish/added zing)

    (then coat rim of glass with agave and gingerbread crumbs as above)

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