A few years ago, while still writing a blog, I did a Christmas Cocktail Advent calendar. Basically, I posted a drink a day during the month of December, leading up to Christmas. Some cocktails were adaptations of drinks that I was already familiar with, others were adaptation of drinks I found on the internet and yet others were brand new creations that I came up with.
I am particularly proud of this cocktail that I invented. I really like the flavor combination and the drink packs quite a kick as it is pure alcohol with no mixer in it. This is one of those “Martini” type drinks for those that don’t like Martinis, although it works just as well poured over ice. Be careful though as these go down really fast and before you know it you are on your forth or fifth drink.
This recipe calls for Domaine de Canton which is a ginger flavored liqueur. You could use another ginger flavored liqueur, but, personally, I think Domaine de Canton is the best option, although it is a bit on the pricy side. Luckily, it is most often used as a flavoring agent in cocktails and not the base liquor, so a bottle will last you a good long time.
The Dirty Snowball
2 parts Rumchata
1 part Captain Morgan Spiced Run
1 part Domaine de Canton
Lightly moisten the lip of a Martini glass and rim in sugar lightly spiced with ground cinnamon.
Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4’s of the way with ice and add the liquors. Shake for 10-15 seconds and strain into the rimmed Martini glass. Alternatively fill a cocktail glass with ice and pour over ice.