Drink of the Week: Ginger Snap

Ginger Snap

What is it? It was my first trip into the Milltown Arms Tavern in Cabbagetown. I asked the bartender to make something colorful. “Or something photogenic,” I said. “You got it,” he said, no pause at all. (Then I went and bungled the whole thing by taking that awful, blurry picture.) He browsed through his bottles, pouring a bit out of this one, a bit out of that one. It went into a shaker. He shook it. He poured it out. It was all frothy.

“What’s it called?” I asked.

“Hm. Call it a Ginger Snap,” he said.

“What’s in it?”

Absolut Ruby Red, pineapple, orange, sour mix, ginger syrup. You taste them in pretty much that order.

How was it? Good; a little sweet, a mellow tartness. I think the guy next to me at the bar thought I was ridiculous for ordering something based on its color, though.

How much? $5-$6, I think

1 Comment so far

  1. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 12:42 am

    I mixed my own version at home (don’t tell)- pretty nice. Very nice the more you drink!

    Actually, that would be a HIT in Europe. People have offered me drinks in Europe based on this and that – never what’s in it. I love it!

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