A lowball glass filled with an amber-colored liquid and topped with a lime wedge.

A step up from the classic whiskey ginger, the whiskey gingersnap uses cookie dough whiskey to make this cocktail taste like a gingersnap cookie! With strong notes of spicy ginger and sweet cookie dough, this is a cookie-inspired cocktail perfect for the holidays. Serve with a wedge of lime for extra brightness, or with a gingersnap cookie for a little extra sweetness!

A hand dunks a gingersnap cookie into a lowball glass with a whiskey gingersnap cocktail.
While not the standard drink recommended to dunk gingersnap cookies into, this cocktail doesn’t disappoint.

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Ingredients for Whiskey Ginger Snap Cocktail

A step up from the classic whiskey ginger, the whiskey gingersnap is made from three ingredients:

  • Cookie dough whiskey. The key ingredient that changes this cocktail from a whiskey ginger to a whiskey gingersnap is the type of whiskey! Cookie dough whiskey is sweet with strong notes of cookie dough and vanilla.
  • Ginger beer. Ginger beer has a stronger flavor than ginger ale, which gives it a perfectly gingery spice, just like a gingersnap! I love Bundaberg’s ginger beer, but you’re welcome to use your favorite.
  • Lime. A squeeze of lime juice adds a nice touch of acidity to brighten the drink and cut through some of the sweetness.
A glass with ice, a bottle of ginger beer, a bottle of cookie dough whiskey, and lime wedges on a counter.
Made with just three simple ingredients, the whiskey gingersnap is sure to be a favorite cocktail this holiday season!

How to Make a Whiskey Gingersnap

Making a whiskey ginger snap cocktail could hardly be easier: Add ice to a lowball or rocks glass, then measure two ounces of cookie dough whiskey into a jigger. Pour the cookie dough whiskey over the ice, top with ginger beer, and finish with a squeeze of lime.

Depending on how strong you like your drinks, you may use less whiskey and more ginger beer to top off the glass.

How to Garnish a Whiskey Gingersnap

A whiskey ginger pairs deliciously with lime, and a whiskey gingersnap is no different. If you have gingersnap cookies on hand, you can top each glass with a cookie. If not, a simple lime wedge garnish works just as well.

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I rate my recipe cleanups on a scale of 1 to 5. 1 is only a handful of dishes, and 5 is everything including the kitchen sink.

This whiskey ginger cocktail recipe has a cleanup rating of a 1. There’s a jigger, two glasses, a knife, and maybe a cutting board. You won’t have many dishes to do at all for this recipe, so you can get back to spending time with your loved ones more quickly!

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Whiskey Ginger Snap Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail

Whiskey Gingersnap Cocktail

A lowball glass filled with an amber-colored liquid and topped with a lime wedge.

A twist on the classic whiskey ginger, this cocktail uses cookie dough whiskey and ginger beer to make a gingersnap in a glass!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 ounces cookie dough whiskey
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1-2 lime wedges


  1. Fill a lowball glass halfway full with ice.
  2. Add cookie dough whiskey and ginger beer, then squeeze a lime wedge over the drink.
  3. Stir to combine, garnish with another lime wedge, and enjoy!


I use a 12.7-oz bottle of ginger beer and split it between two cocktails.

Adjust the amount of cookie dough whiskey and ginger beer to taste: For a less strong drink, add more ginger beer.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 26gProtein: 1g

The nutrition facts are estimated and may vary based on specific ingredients used.

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