Tipsy Gingersnap Float

Tipsy Gingersnap Float

November 15, 2013

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So, the gingersnaps I made the other day were basically my favorite thing ever. Until I decided to put them into an alcoholic beverage. And now this is my new favorite thing ever. Welp, that was easy. I know it’s like frigidly cold in some parts of the country (trust me, I know this, I’m in Boston…), but I don’t think there’s ever a bad time for an ice cream float. Especially one touched with the warm notes of ginger.

One very important ingredient in this drink is a liquor you may not have in your liquor cabinet. It’s called Snap and you should go out and find it! And while you’re at it, buy it’s sister, Root, too. I’ve definitely blogged about Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’s spirits before, but I’m reminding you again that they’re awesome. Snap is basically gingersnap in liquor form, but not at all in a sickeningly sweet way. It’s a heavenly fall and winter drink.

Tipsy Gingersnap Float (serves 1):
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  • 2 oz. Snap
  • 1 C soda water
  • 1 C vanilla ce cream
  • Pinch ginger
  • Gingersnap cookies (homemade or store-bought)

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As with most of my drink recipes, this is one a “snap” to make. Ha. Get it? Sorry.

Start by pouring 2 oz. of Snap into a glass.

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Then scoop the ice cream in.

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Fill to the brim with soda water and top with a little sprinkle of ginger and some crumbled gingersnaps.

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Dinner is served and it’s delicious. Er, dessert. I guess I mean dessert. Right.

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Either way, I’ll be a perfectly happy camper. It is Friday, after all. Friday of a very long, kinda rough week I might mention. But it’s over. And it’s the weekend. And it’s my fabulous husband’s birthday weekend, so it will be an extra fun one. Maybe even with more cocktails. Several more.

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It may have been 30-something degree freezing-ish weather in Boston this week, but I’m of the thought process that it’s never foo cold our for a festive milkshake, right? I mean, can’t you just turn up your heat a little? Kidding. And I can’t walk because my apartment literally does not get cold (or not yet anyone). We haven’t even been tempted to turn the heat on. We’ll see how long that lasts.

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Oh wait, you probably want to know how this ice cream soda tastes, right? Wellll, it’s incredible. It’s restive and smooth and the ice cream and soda really thin out an otherwise heavy-ish alcohol. I won’t even tell you how quickly I drank this or how many cookies I ate while I was drinking. It’s embarrassing.

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Nothing to see here. Move on, then. Or just make it yourself and then you’ll see what I mean.

If you’re interested in more Art in the Age cocktails, in the past I’ve made a Snap Iced Tea and a Root and Soda. Their Rhuby is also quite delicious. The only spirit I haven’t tried is their semi-new Sage, which I sadly cannot find anywhere! If you can’t find Art in the Age at your liquor store, definitely ask them to order it for you. SO worth it!

Happy fall! Happy Friday! Happy weekend! Yay!

 What dessert do you want to turn into a cocktail?

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15 Responses to "Tipsy Gingersnap Float"

  1. Hmm, this probably isn’t acceptable for breakfast but it does need to happy later today…lunch;-)?

  2. Simply Life says:

    what a fun drink!!

  3. oh yum! gingersnaps are delicious–and in drink form? yay!

  4. Mary says:

    What a lovely seasonal drink – there’s something about gingersnaps that’s so happy!!
    Mary x

  5. Jeannie says:

    Hmm…I could do with a glass right now, looks damn good and such a snap to put together ha!

  6. I need one of these pronto! Looks amazing!

  7. Megan says:

    This is an awesome idea! I definitely need to pick up some Snap to get me through the chilly winter nights!

  8. I’ve never heard of Snap, but it sounds great for fall and winter cocktails!! I had an oatmeal cookie shot once in college and it was phenomenal.

  9. What a fantastic holiday drink! Got to find that Snap & Root!

  10. um yeah that looks AMAZING

  11. Love the play on words! I have never turned my desserts into alcoholic drinks 🙂

  12. Gia Grossman says:

    Is it Friday yet??? Gahhh I’d like this right now!

  13. This sounds so amazing! A perfect winter treat.

  14. alex says:

    dinner and dessert right there. sounds like a perfect fall treat!

  15. Holy cow! Nothing has made me want to imbibe at 9am as much as this has right now. This looks amazingggg!!! Only 7 or so months until I can have one for myself. 😀

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