Ginger Snap Side Car

Ginger Snap Side Car by Nutmeg Nanny

Welcome to day five of The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas!

Ginger Snap Side Car by Nutmeg Nanny

I had never tasted St. Germain Liquor before I made this drink.  I was leery. A liquor derived from the elderflower blossoms….would it be good? It is. Tasty and delicious. Mixed with all wonderful flavors of cognac, gin, ginger and apple juice this cocktail is perfect for keeping you in the holiday spirit 🙂

Nutmeg Nanny

Last night I went into the city and saw the Christmas tree. It was so beautiful. Even thought there were hundreds of people and I was packed in like a sardine, it was still fun 🙂

Ginger Snap Side Car by Nutmeg Nanny


Ginger Snap Side Car

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 0

Total Time: 5


1 1/2 parts St. Germain
1 1/2 parts Cognac
1 part Gin
1/2 part Freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 pieces Ginger
1/4 part Apple Juice

Source: St. Germain


Muddle ginger pieces with apple juice and lemon juice in a shaker.

Add the remaining ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with crystalized ginger.

5 Responses to “Ginger Snap Side Car”

  1. #
    Katerina — December 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    This is a great cocktail idea. I lke the addition of apple juice.

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    Joanne — December 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I love how you’ve seen the tree and I haven’t even though I live less than twenty blocks from it. Sheesh!

    You look tres adorable though. And so does this drink. Mmm gingery,

  3. #
    Tiffany — December 6, 2010 at 11:08 am

    This looks so good! Love the pic.

  4. #
    Keeley — December 6, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Mmm… I like St. Germain. I was all good until I saw the gin, but I’d still try this drink. 🙂

  5. #
    Faith — December 6, 2010 at 11:37 am

    The tree is gorgeous, what a cute pic! Mmmm, this looks like another delicious and festive drink!

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