This gingerbread martini recipe is full of spice and gingerbread flavor! It’s the most perfect balance of sweet and creamy with a little spice. Truly a perfect cocktail for Christmas!
Also check out our classic peppermint martini recipe, apple martini and festive Christmas martini! They’re all wonderful cocktail recipes for the holidays. Furthermore, if you’re a fan of vodka cocktails you’ll love our list of the best vodka cocktail recipes.
If you’re in need of a festive Christmas cocktail this recipe is for you! Our gingerbread martini is made with a homemade gingerbread syrup which gives it the ultimate cinnamon and clove flavor. A little molasses is added to the cocktail and everything is shaken together with ice to create a creamy, smooth finish.
This drink tastes like a gingerbread cookie and it’s perfect to serve at a cookie party or any holiday gathering!
It’s also perfect for sipping while watching a Christmas movie. For the ultimate treat, serve it with our classic gingerbread spritz cookies or snowballs! It’s also the best martini to drink when building a gingerbread house!
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What’s in a Gingerbread Martini?
Vodka – If you need help picking out a vodka to use, check out the best vodkas for martinis.
Irish Cream – Gives the cocktail a rich and creamy flavor.
Gingerbread Syrup – Make you’re own homemade or buy gingerbread syrup at the store.
Milk – 2% or whole milk will work.
Molasses – Grandma’s Molasses will work for this recipe.
Gingerbread Cookies – To garnish the cocktail with.
Molasses really does make a difference in the flavor of this recipe. Most recipes online don’t use molasses in their gingerbread martinis. However, the molasses flavor is not strong enough in the gingerbread syrup, so adding a teaspoon creates the ultimate flavor.
How to Make a Gingerbread Martini
You’ll need a cocktail shaker and cocktail jigger to make this drink.
- Prepare a martini glass by lining the rim with crushed gingerbread cookies or sprinkles.
- Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake for 30 seconds and then strain into a coup.
Cocktail Rim and Garnishes
To give the martini a festive touch, rim the glass with crushed gingerbread cookies or sprinkles!
Simply, add water around the rim of the martini glass and then dip it in a plate filled with sprinkles or crushed gingerbread cookies.
You can also dip the rim into gingerbread syrup and then the cookies if you want even more gingerbread flavor!
Gingerbread Espresso Martini
If you want to make this a gingerbread espresso martini recipe, simply add 1 shot of espresso into the cocktail shaker with the other ingredients.
Shake for 30 seconds and strain! This version will have a beautiful flavor of coffee and give you an extra boost of energy!
Gingerbread Martini Variations
- Substitue the milk for coconut milk, oat mil or almond milk.
- Use homemade gingerbread syrup or premade gingerbread syrup.
- If you prefer gin instead of vodka you can substitute it.
- Use Kahlua instead of Irish Cream
Baileys Gingerbread Martini
This is the best Bailey’s gingerbread martini! Baileys is flavored with cream and Irish whiskey. It gives the cocktail a rich and creamy flavor.
More Holiday Cocktail Recipes!
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Cranberry Vodka Christmas Punch – An easy punch for a holiday party
Cranberry Jello Shots – These are so fun to serve and taste amazing!
How to Make a Dirty Martini – Sometimes a classic is just what we need.
Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe – One of our favorite Moscow Mule recipe ever!
If you’re in need of an easy cocktail try one of our easy mixed drinks.
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Gingerbread Martini Recipe
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
- 1/2 oz gingerbread syrup
- 1 tsp molasses
- 2 oz milk, whole or 2%
- 1 stick cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake for 30 seconds and then strain into a martini glass.