I was looking for the PERFECT Thanksgiving cocktail after 2 weeks on the road – ack! Apple martini? Heck, no! I wanted something fall-like and wonderful for the holiday. I wanted herbs and muddles and not too many gimmicks, something sophisticated that one would actually want to drink. Hereby, I give you…The GINGER SPICE (no relation to a Spice Girl).
Get your shaker ready
Clean ice cubes
Here we go!
- 1 ounce spiced rum (I prefer Mt. Gay)
- 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
- 1 ounce fresh-press apple juice (or organic if you can, or even cider, but cold!)
- Cinnamon stick
Rim a martini or even Collins glass with cinnamon-infused sugar. It’s just exactly what it sounds like. Shake ingredients together and strain into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with the shaken cinnamon stick and a sprinkle of nutmeg, done on a microplane grater. Not cloying, not too sweet, just perfect!