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Gingerly 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Spirits Jan 16, 2013

One must tread gingerly when experimenting with cocktails. But sometimes a tricky ingredient, such as ginger liqueur, will lead you in strange and delicious directions -- as is the case with this complex drink.

About the other ingredients: Genever is a rich, malty, almost whiskeylike style of gin from the Netherlands. For the apple brandy, a domestic brand such as Laird's works well. Maraschino liqueur, as always, is not the juice of maraschino cherries.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounce ginger liqueur, such as the King's Ginger or Domaine de Canton
  • 3/4 ounce genever
  • 3/4 ounce apple brandy
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • Quarter-size slice of peeled ginger root


Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the ginger liqueur, genever, apple brandy, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur. Stir vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

Rub the ginger around the edge of the glass, then use it to garnish the drink.

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From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 210

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 13g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 12g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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