Ginger Snap Cocktail

The classic Christmas special Santa Claus Is Coming to Town portrays Kris Kringle as a ginger. His memorably red mop of hair inspired us to create this Ginger Snap Cocktail, a brew that warms you with its temperature as well as its delicious blend of spices. 

If the little ones want to join in, match a batch without the rum. It’s perfectly lovely without the spirits.


Ginger Snap, Inspired by Santa Claus is Coming to Town


8 cups apple cider
4 inches fresh ginger, sliced
4 cinnamon sticks
8 cloves
4 star anise
1 lemon, cut into wedges and de-seeded
1/4 cup honey

1 dried ancho pepper
1 cup Kingfly spiced rum
4 Biscoff cookies, crushed into fine dust


  1. Place the crushed Biscoff cookies in a saucer.
  2. Use one lemon wedge to moisten the rims of 4 mugs. 
  3. Place the moistened lip of each mug in the cookie dust and coat generously. Set aside.
  4. Place all ingredients except the rum in a saucepan. Warm slowly on the stove until it begins to boil. Turn off heat.
  5. Add rum and stir.
  6. Carefully ladle the brew into mugs. Sip slowly and enjoy!

Recipe by Keith Recker / Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Laura Petrilla

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