The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without ginger and spice and everything nice to sip on! Our Holiday Gingerbread Spice is a warming, gingery sipper you can enjoy either steamy hot, as a creamy latte or a spirit-filled drink. There’s even a nog version for lovers of holiday eggnog. Whichever way you choose to sip it, Gingerbread Spice is sure to warm up your insides and lift your holiday spirits all season long!
Gingerbread Spice Latte
MAKES ONE GINGERBREAD LATTE
• 3 teaspoons of Holiday Gingerbread Spice
• ½ cup of pure water, freshly boiled
• ¾ milk of choice, steamed (full-fat for a creamier latte)
• 2 teaspoons (or to taste) of ginger syrup, maple syrup or brown sugar
• A shot of spiced rum or brandy
Garnish 1. A dollop of whipped cream, a dusting of ground ginger and a cinnamon stick
Garnish 2. A dollop of whipped cream topped with a crumbled gingerbread cookies
• Steep Holiday Gingerbread Spice in boiled water (100ºC/212ºF) for 4 – 5 minutes
• Strain into a warmed mug
• Add steamed, frothed milk of choice (or heat milk in a pot on the stove or microwave)
• Sweeten to taste
• Add optional spiced rum or brandy
• Top with milk foam, or garnish with whipped cream, ground ginger and cinnamon stick, or crumbled gingerbread cookies
GINGERBREAD NOG LATTE
If you love eggnog you’ll love this twist on the traditional latte. Enjoy this gingerbread sipper using homemade or store-bought eggnog. Try it warmed or chilled – both are delicious!
• Steep tea as in the recipe above. Substitute gently warmed eggnog for the milk. DO NOT BOIL
• Omit the sweetener in the recipe is using store-bought egg nog, It’s already sweet!
• Spike with optional spirits if desired and top with a dollop of whipped cream, and a dusting of ground cinnamon or nutmeg
• Steep tea in water as in recipe above. Strain and chill the tea
• Add the chilled tea to chilled eggnog
• Spike with optional spirits if desired and top with a dollop of whipped cream, and a dusting of ground cinnamon or nutmeg for a delicious gingerbread nog
• If you prefer a stronger tea add another teaspoon of tea rather than steeping longer than 5 minutes. Steeping black tea too long will pull out extra tannins creating bitterness.
• Holiday Gingerbread Spice can be used to create a variety of delicious foods and baked goods. Brew with either water or milk of choice and use the spiced broth in recipes and drinks