Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Martini

A light, creamy Christmas-inspired martini that will warm your heart. A perfect dessert martini, served with fresh home baked Christmas cookies. This martini takes a bit of preparation, but it's worth the while.

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on December 23rd, 2011

A light, creamy Christmas-inspired martini that will warm your heart. A perfect dessert martini, served with fresh home baked Christmas cookies.

This martini takes a bit of preparation, but it’s worth the while.

Step 1 – Ginger Syrup:

  • Fresh Ginger coarsely chopped
  • Orange Slice
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Pinch of each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves

Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan. Bring to boil and let cook for 15 minutes. Strain into a container using a fine mesh strainer. Let syrup cool completely.

Step 2 – Sugar Cookie Rimmer:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 gingerbread cookie

Grind together and pour onto small plate. On a separate plate, pour a small portion of the ginger syrup. Dip the martini glass into the ginger syrup, then into the sugar cookie rimmer mix. Set glass aside.

Step 3 – Martini:

  • 1.5 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz ginger syrup
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 2 oz 2% milk
  • 1 oz half-and-half

Pour all ingredients into martini shaker. Shake well. Pour into chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar cookie rimmer. Garnish with orange slice.

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