The Gingerbread Margarita

The Gingerbread Margarita
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Canard, Inc.

The Gingerbread Margarita.

A spicy twist on your favorite Christmas cookie — grab the tequila and run for it. The recipe is courtesy of Canard, Inc. catering services. Click here for more ways to drink your dessert. 

Ingredients

  • 1  Ounce  tequila
  • 1/2  Ounce  triple sec
  • 3  Ounces  apple cider
  • 1/4  Ounce  lime juice
  • 1/4  Ounce  gingerbread syrup
  • Gingersnap cookies to garnish

Directions

For the garnish, use ginger snap cookies cut from the center to the edge so they can be slipped over the rim of the glass or ground gingerbread crumbs. If using the crumbs, rub a lime slice around the mouth of the glass. Press the mouth of the glass into a plate filled with gingerbread crumbs to coat.
(If using the whole cookies as garnish, as pictured, garnish after the glass is filled.) 

Stir the liquid ingredients together and pour over ice in a tall glass, or shake the ingredients with ice and pour in a traditional margarita glass.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
66g
51%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
49mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
73mg
23%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
201mg
29%
Sodium, Na
549mg
37%
Water
55g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Gingerbread Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Gingerbread Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.