A lot of you have been asking about King’s Ginger, a tasty little curiosity that made its way onto our shelves just before Christmas. It was formulated for King Edward VII in 1903 with ginger root and lemon oil, at 41% abv it packs a punch too! While there are many different ways to mix this spicy treat – I opted for a warmed King’s Cider, lo and behold, it warmed me from the inside out in this latest Calgary cold snap!
What You’ll Need:
100 ml King’s Ginger
300 ml Apple Juice
300 ml Apple Cider (I used BC’s Broken Ladder, Dry Apple Cider)
Lemon for garnish
What You Need To Do:
1. Measure all ingredients into a small pot on the stove. Heat on very low until warmed, not too hot or too quickly, you don’t want to go burning off all the alcohol. Stir and pour into mugs. Garnish with lemon.
What It Tastes Like:
I’m not sure if it was because it is a warm cocktail, or the combined 46.2% alcohol, but boy was I ever toasty warm after enjoying it! On its own the liqueur is quite powerful, the addition of apple certainly mellowed things out. I will, without a doubt, be trying this again tonight, perhaps cold. And there will be much more experimenting to come with this elixir!
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