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.
Keyword christmas cocktails, christmas martinis, gingerbread cocktails, gingerbread martini
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ouncesvanilla vodka
½ounceFrangelicoor any hazelnut liqueur
2ouncesBaileys Irish Creamor any Irish cream liqueur
2ouncesOptional: 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.
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.