With a dainty name like the gingersnap, one might assume that this cocktail is best reserved for ladies' night, but think again. Smooth and spicy, this warming tipple manages to steer clear of syrupy-sweet territory thanks to a heavy-handed dose of bitters and is an all-around crowd-pleaser, perfect for sipping throughout the holiday season.

If you need further convincing, it's one of those rare-gem restaurant recipes (an adaptation from a cocktail served at Momofuku Ko) that neither requires obscure ingredients nor intimidating technique. All in all, a win. So what are you waiting for? Get shaking stirring!

Keep reading for the simple three-ingredient recipe.

Gingersnap Cocktail

Gingersnap Cocktail

Gingersnap Cocktail

Ingredients

1 ounce amaretto, preferably Disaronno
2 ounces ginger beer, chilled
1/4 teaspoon Angostura bitters

Directions

  1. Add the amaretto, ginger beer, and bitters to an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, and stir until combined.