Gingerbread Eggnog Martini

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Get into the holiday spirit with our Gingerbread Eggnog Martini. This Christmas cocktail combines the flavors of eggnog, RumChata, Frangelico, and gingerbread in one amazing drink.

Side view of an eggnog cocktail flavored with gingerbread.

Gingerbread Eggnog Martini Recipe

Festive cocktails are one of my favorite things about the holidays. I love a cup of homemade eggnog or a gingerbread martini.

Our eggnog martini is also a favorite. This year, I’m pairing the gingerbread and the eggnog to make a gingerbread eggnog martini. 

This dessert cocktail is sweet, slightly thick, and tastes like gingerbread cookies and eggnog all rolled into one. It’s made using your favorite store-bought eggnog, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, RumChata cream liqueur, and gingerbread simple syrup.

If you’re looking for another holiday cocktail, we have several tasty options. One of my favorite Christmas cocktails uses Chambord black raspberry liqueur and Prosecco. It’s our Chambord and Prosecco drink, and it’s lightly sweetened, bubbly, and elegant!

If you prefer frozen, tropical drinks, you’ll want to try our White Christmas Margarita. It’s filled with the flavors of coconut, lime, and tequila all blended into a slushy, white drink.

Or, maybe try something more traditional like a tart Vodka Cranberry (Cape Cod). It’s made with cranberry juice, vodka, lime juice, and optional simple syrup for sweetness.

Gingerbread Eggnog Martini Variations

  • Garnishes: Add a dollop of whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, a drizzle of caramel, a cinnamon stick, or a cute gingerbread cookie as a garnish. We love a sweet cinnamon sugar rim!
  • Simple Syrup: Use as much or as little gingerbread simple syrup as you like. 
  • Alcohol Variations: Change up the type of alcohol used. Kahlúa, flavored vodka, bourbon, Disaronno (amaretto liqueur), or Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur are other alcohol options that would be great to try.

Storage

No need to store a gingerbread eggnog martini. It’s meant to be enjoyed immediately. 

However, you can make the gingerbread syrup ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 1 month. 

Christmas decorations around a festive martini.

Gingerbread Eggnog Martini Tips

  • Simple Syrup: The gingerbread simple syrup has a wonderful flavor, but it’s strong. Start with less and add more if needed.
  • Eggnog: Since we’re adding alcohol to this recipe, opt for alcohol-free eggnog. That way the flavors won’t clash and the martini won’t be too boozy.
  • Variety of Alcohol: Only use 1-2 types of alcohol or liqueur. Any more than that will begin to get overwhelming and the flavors won’t mix.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can! The molasses is included in the gingerbread syrup, so you’ll need to omit it from that part of the recipe.

To make a large batch, simply multiply each ingredient by the number of servings you need. For instance, if you need to serve 20 people, multiply the ingredients by 20. 

Combine the eggnog, RumChata, Frangelico, and gingerbread simple syrup in a large punch bowl or pitcher. Garnish each cocktail glass individually for a festive touch.

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Gingerbread Eggnog Martini

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

For the Gingerbread Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground cloves

For the Cinnamon Sugar Rim

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Martini

  • 2 ounces eggnog
  • 1 ounce RumChata
  • 1 ounce Frangelico
  • ½ to 1 ounce gingerbread simple syrup, or to taste

Optional Garnish

  • Dash cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • Whipped cream

Instructions
 

To Make the Simple Syrup

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the ingredients for the simple syrup.
    ½ cup water
    ½ cup dark brown sugar
    1 to 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Cool completely before using.

To Make the Cinnamon Sugar Rim

  • Pour the maple syrup onto a shallow dish. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the syrup.
    1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a separate dish. Dip the rim into the cinnamon sugar, and chill the glass in the fridge until ready to use.
    2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

To Make the Martini

  • Pour the eggnog, RumChata, Frangelico, and simple syrup into a drink shaker. Gently swirl or shake until mixed. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
    2 ounces eggnog
    1 ounce RumChata
    1 ounce Frangelico
    ½ to 1 ounce gingerbread simple syrup
  • Garnish and enjoy! Scroll up and see the post for tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and storage information.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 drink. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*The prep time doesn’t include the time it takes to make the simple syrup. The instructions are included in this recipe, but it’s assumed that the simple syrup would already be prepared.
*You’ll have more than enough simple syrup for 1 drink. Save the rest for more cocktails or use it in lattes, on pancakes, or baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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