With the exception of the occasional margarita accompanied by chips and salsa, or a colorful martini when I’m feeling fancy (/want to pretend I’m Carrie Bradshaw), I’m pretty much a wine or beer girl.
That was the case, at least, until this fall when my friend Emily introduced me to Big Gingers. Oh my lanta – sweet, tart, fizzy, boozy perfection.
These days, Emily will come over under the assumption that we’ll be having Big Gingers. Why would we not have Big Gingers? What would be the point?
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, a Big Ginger is really just a whiskey ginger, made with 2 Gingers whiskey, and served with lemon and lime. Ryan and I introduced his dad to the drink, and he loved it so much we ended up buying him a gift set for Christmas. I thought we were being pretty creative with our gift, but he ended up getting us the exact same gift set, hence the glasses in the background of this post. Great minds.
If you haven’t noticed, I very much enjoy boozing up my baked goods. Before Big Gingers came into my life, I’d probably say I’d rather eat my booze than drink it, but now it’s kind of a toss up. Can’t I just drink my booze while eating my boozy cake?
Why yes I can, and yes I did. Once my drink and cake were gone I used a spoon to eat the whiskey glaze straight out of the bowl.
…and then I woke up with a total sugar hangover. #worthit #adulthood
If you want to have your adult beverage and eat it too, fear not – this cake is fairly simple! Bake, cool, drizzle, DONE.
The most anxiety-producing step is flipping the bundt cake upside down and hoping beyond hope that it does not stick. For this reason you REALLY want to grease that pan. Get in there with cooking spray and softened butter, and coat every single corner. You also want to let the cake cool in the pan for a good 15 minutes before flipping it. Patience, people.
Ginger ale, 2 Gingers whiskey, ground ginger, and lemon and lime zest are baked into the fluffy, moist and perfectly sweet cake. The glaze is just slightly citrusy, and has a bit of a whiskey kick. If you want more of a kick (and what better time to get a kick than St. Patty’s Day?) replace some of the milk in the glaze with additional whiskey. Cheers!