Gingerbread White Russian

This Gingerbread White Russian cocktail is the perfect blend of spice, cream, and alcohol that will quickly become a holiday favorite. This cocktail has a homemade gingerbread syrup that is easy to make and can be used for many different things.

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How to Make a Gingerbread White Russian Cocktail

  1. Prepare a glass with a large ice cube or fresh ice cubes. Pour the vodka, Kahlua, and gingerbread syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until nice and cold and strain into the prepared cocktail glass.
  2. Slowly pour the heavy cream over the top of the ice in the glass to float on the top. You can also use a bartender’s spoon to accomplish this if you are feeling fancy.
  3. Serve with a cinnamon stick for stirring and aroma. Enjoy!
gingerbread white russian with round ice cube and a cinnamon sick garnish

Gingerbread Syrup Ingredients

  • 1⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
bottle of homemade gingerbread syrup

How to Make the Gingerbread Syrup

  1. Combine water, honey, molasses, ginger, and cinnamon in a saucepan on the stove. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat stirring constantly. Continue to boil and stir for about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool completely and then strain out the solids before transferring it to a glass container that seals. The syrup will last for 2-3 weeks in the fridge.

What Else to Use Gingerbread Syrup For

I originally made this gingerbread syrup to go into my Gingerbread Martini. But, now I make gingerbread syrup every year and keep it in the fridge for other things. Here are a few ideas:

  • Put in your coffee or latte for a holiday caffeine hit
  • Pour it over pancakes or ice cream
  • Use it in your favorite frosting
  • Make other Gingerbread cocktails
  • Add it to Hot cocoa for the kids…or adults
gingerbread white russian after stirring

Tools for the Home Bartender

Making good cocktails at home requires some basics tools if you want to do it right. Check out my post for a List of Bar Tools that can help get you started.

The great thing about this cocktail, you don’t need a lot of special tools. Here are a few basics that you might want to check out:

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Gingerbread White Russian

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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cocktail, christmas drink, gingerbread, gingerbread cocktail, gingerbread syrup, holiday cocktail, holiday drink, kahlua, vodka, vodka cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • measuring jigger
  • cocktail glass

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz kahlua
  • 1 oz gingerbread syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 oz heavy cream

Instructions

  • Prepare a glass with a large ice cube or fresh ice cubes. Pour the vodka, Kahlua, and gingerbread syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until nice and cold and strain into the prepared cocktail glass.
  • Slowly pour the heavy cream over the top of the ice in the glass to float on the top. You can also use a bartender's spoon to accomplish this if you are feeling fancy.
  • Serve with a cinnamon stick for stirring and aroma. Enjoy!
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