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Easy Gingerbread Martini

Gingerbread martinis are the perfect winter cocktail.  Spicy ground ginger, warm cinnamon and sweet molasses team up with the perfect blend of liquors to get you singing holiday songs in no time.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Christmas
Keyword christmas cocktails, christmas martinis, gingerbread cocktails, gingerbread martini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 436kcal
Author Lauren


Gingerbread Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Gingerbread Martini:

  • 1 ½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce Frangelico or any hazelnut liqueur
  • 2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream or any Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 ounces gingerbread syrup
  • 2 ounces Optional: heavy cream or half and half


To make the syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together water, sugar, ginger, and cinnamon stick until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and transfer to a heat proof container for storage.

Gingerbread Martini:

  • Add the gingerbready syrup, vanilla vodka, frangelico, and baileys to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Strain into martini glass. Garnish if desired.


  • Ground cinnamon can be substituted for a cinnamon stick, but the ground spices will settle on the bottom of the martini after a few minutes.
  • Tips for rimming the martini glass:
    • Pour a small amount of syrup (triple sec, gingerbread syrup, or agave) on one plate and ground gingerbread on a separate plate. Dip rim of glass into the syrup, shake off excess. Dip rim of glass into the ground gingerbread, gingerbread spice, festive sprinkles, etc., shake off excess. Pour shaker ingredients into prepared glass.
  • Gingerbread Syrup makes about 1 cup of syrup.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg