Taste of the holidays: Review of Granny’s Gingerbread Cream + recipes

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will all be upon us sooner than we think. We’ll be invited to dinners and house parties. We may even host a few get-togethers ourselves, including surprise drop-in and impromptu guests. We want to have something on hand that’s affordable — especially in multiples — seasonal, fun and unexpected. For the adults out there, how about a nice, creamy liqueur? For this time of year, Sazerac product Granny’s Gingerbread Cream really hits the spot. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!

I experienced a nose of sugar cookies, a touch of gingerbread, vanilla, a hint of spice, cream and buttery notes.

As for taste, I noticed spice, ginger, cinnamon, heat, plus rich cream and butter notes. It’s sweet, but not cloyingly so. There’s a bitter almond aftertaste, adding sophistication to a dessert liqueur.

It has a light latte color with opaque, medium to light bodied fluid.

Sazerac describes Granny’s Gingerbread Cream like this: “gingerbread spice and brown sugar notes . . . made with natural vanilla flavor and heavy creams sourced from Vermont dairies.” Rich and delicious!

Here are some easy, delectable recipes using it:

Spiced Gingerbread Hot Chocolate #1

2oz Granny’s Gingerbread Cream

6oz Hot Chocolate

1/2oz Fernet

Add all ingredients in an Irish coffee mug. Gently stir. Top with grated nutmeg.

Spiced Gingerbread Hot Chocolate #2

2oz Granny’s Gingerbread Cream

1oz Brandy

8oz Hot Chocolate

½oz Fernet

Add all ingredients to a coffee mug. Gently stir. Top with whipped cream.

Once Bitten, Twice Chai

2oz Granny’s Gingerbread Cream

3/4 oz Jamaican Rum

6oz Hot Chai Tea

Add all ingredients to your favorite tea mug. Gently stir. Garnish with clove studded lemon.

Christmas Gingerbread Colada

2oz Granny’s Gingerbread Cream

4oz Cold Coffee

2oz Coconut Cream

1 Dash Regan’s Orange Bitters

Add all ingredients to a blender with ice. Blend until creamy. Pour into a tall glass and top with grated nutmeg.

Frosty the Stout

2oz Granny’s Gingerbread Cream

8oz Oatmeal Stout

Add all ingredients to a pint glass. Gently stir. Garnish with whipped cream and grated cinnamon.

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