The traditional recipe for Lebkuchen, or ginger snap, was invented by German monks in the 12th century and first appeared in America in the late 1600s when German Anabaptists sought religious freedom in the New World. These settlers were rustic farmers and baked with hearty blackstrap molasses rather than refined sugar, which at the time was considered unsophisticated by the English settlers. However, blackstrap molasses retains the natural characteristics that usually get stripped away by the refining process, and provides the distinctive, earthy flavors that were desired. Inspired by the Lebkuchen recipe, Snap Organic Liqueur is created from blackstrap molasses, clove, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, rooibos tea, vanilla and pure cane sugar. The result is a complex, highly aromatic liqueur that offers sweet aromas of sugar, vanilla and freshly-baked gingerbread, and a rich, full bodied palate laden with bold notes of baking spice and ginger. Enjoy neat as a digestif, or experiment in bourbon or rye cocktails.