The only thing better than eating gingerbread during the holidays is consuming it in liquid form. The Spicy Gingerbread cocktail at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach (561-278-3364) will satisfy those cravings with a blend of vanilla vodka, Frangelico, butterscotch schnapps, and ginger beer.
“It’s a simple, festive drink,” says beverage manager Millie Wilkinson. “The ingredients are well-balanced and you can taste the vanilla and ginger.” One of the inspirations behind the drink is the growing popularity of ginger beer. “We wanted to do something that went beyond the standard Moscow Mule or Dark ’n Stormy,” she says. “It’s light and refreshing but you can make it even lighter by adding more ginger beer.”
- 1 1/4 oz. Svedka vanilla vodka
- 1/4 oz. Frangelico
- 1/4 oz. butterscotch schnapps
- 2-3 oz. ginger beer to taste
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into an Old Fashioned glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Photo by Gyorgy Papp