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gingerbread martini

Gingerbread Martini

A sweet and decadent cocktail perfect for the holidays made with homemade gingerbread syrup.
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Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • measuring jigger
  • martini or cocktail glass
  • saucepan
  • fine-mesh strainer
  • sealable bottle or container for gingerbread syrup

Ingredients

Gingerbread Martini

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounces Tuaca Liqueur
  • 1 ounces Kahlua Liqueur
  • 1 ounces gingerbread syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh whipped cream (or store-bought)

Cocktail Garnishes

  • gingerbread cookie or candied ginger for garnish
  • crushed gingerbread cookies for glass rim
  • colored sprinkles for rim
  • fresh grated nutmeg for garnish

Gingerbread Syrup

  • 1⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Gingerbread Martini

  • Prepare the glass with crushed gingerbread cookies around the rim using honey, simple syrup, or water to help it stick to the glass.
  • Add all of the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
    whipped cream and alcohol in cocktail shaker
  • Strain the liquid into the prepared glass. Add the candied ginger for garnish and grate fresh nutmeg on top. Cheers!

Gingerbread Syrup

  • 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.
    gingerbread syrup on stovetop
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely and then strain out the solids before transferring to a glass container that seals. The syrup will last for 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
    straining solids from homemade gingerbread syrup

Notes

  • I like to grate frozen ginger in most of my cooking. It's so quick and easy and you don't have to worry about peeling it or anything. I always have frozen ginger root in my freezer and when a recipe calls for ginger, it's right there ready to go! 
  • Fresh whipped cream is so delicious and easy to make. Add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to a bowl and whisk on medium speed with a hand mixer. After the cream starts to thicken, add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/4 cup confectioners powdered sugar. Continue to mix until nice and thick. Store covered in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.