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side angle gingerbread cocktails with gingerbread garnishes

Gingerbread White Russian

Sweet, spicy, and creamy!  These gingerbread cocktails are perfectly festive for brunch or to sip on to ring in the holiday season.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy cocktails, gingerbread cocktails, gingerbread white russian, holiday cocktails, white russian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 503kcal
Author Lauren


Gingerbread White Russian

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces kahlua or coffee liquer
  • 2 ounces gingerbread syrup
  • 2 ounces whole milk or cream

Gingerbread Syrup

  • ¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Make the gingerbread syrup. In a medium-size saucepan, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, water, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla over medium heat, stirring until combined. Bring to a slow boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes – stirring occasionally. Let cool. Stir before using.
  • Build the cocktail. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, kahlua, gingerbread syrup, and whole milk over ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Serve. Pour the cocktail over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Optional: garnish with gingerbread cookies or crushed gingersnap rim, cinnamon sticks, or freshly grated nutmeg.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg