Countdown with Cocktails- Day 6: Orange Marmalade Gingersnap

Mrs. Pea’s family in Florida sent us a beautiful citrus gift basket that contained orange marmalade which reminded me that I had seen it used as a sweetener in cocktails, and thought it would make a great addition to a twist on one of our favorite cocktails made with whiskey and ginger liqueur. The flavors of this cocktail are somewhat of a sampling of different winter and holiday smells and tastes, but work so well together that when combined, they form a sweet and spicy cocktail that is sure to remind you of a delicious holiday dessert.

Orange Marmalade Gingersnap


Orange Marmalade Gingersnap

  • 1 tsp. orange Marmalade
  • 1/4 oz. Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 oz. Whiskey
  • 2 dashes Cranberry bitters
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 tbs superfine (baker’s) sugar
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon

Combine the cinnamon and sugar on a plate

Moisten the rim of a cocktail or martini glass with the orange slice and then place the rim of the glass in the sugar and cinnamon mixture

Put the orange marmalade in the bottom of a shaker, add bitters, Cointreau, Domaine de Canton and whiskey.

Fill shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds.

Strain into rimmed cocktail glass

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