The Royal Gingersnap

The Royal Gingersnap Cocktail Photo

Drink Type: Cocktail



Prepare a rocks glass by frosting the rim with a mixture of powdered cinnamon and sugar. Muddle the fruits together with the marmalade and the syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass, and then add Crown Royal and ice. Shake well and strain the drink into the prepared rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a flamed orange zest.

Flamed Orange Zest

Hold a lit match over the top of the Royal Gingersnap. With the orange twist in the opposite hand, point the outside of the twist toward the drink and hold it over the match. Squeeze the twist to release the oils and watch as they jump through the flame onto the top of the drink. Add the orange twist to the drink.

The Royal Gingersnap, created by "King of Cocktails", Dale DeGroff. DeGroff is author of the 2002 book, The Craft of the Cocktail, and is best known for the cocktails he concocted at New York's famed Rainbow Room for decades.


Crown Royal