Gingerbread Martini

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Our Gingerbread Martini is a festive drink made with a ginger flavored simple syrup. Treat yourself or your guests to this special holiday cocktail!

Holiday parties are in full swing. Everyone is getting together for food and drinks. Which, usually, includes cocktails and wine. Why not make a special drink for your guests this holiday season?

For today’s post we’re giving you the perfect option for your next party. It’s our gingerbread martini recipe. The card is below the first picture, with detailed instructions below that. Let’s start tending bar!

Gingerbread martini in a stemless glass.
The gingerbread martini cocktail being poured into a chilled glass.

Gingerbread Martini Recipe

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Author: John
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving


Gingerbread Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice

Gingerbread Martini

  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 ½ ounces Kahlua, coffee liqueur
  • 1 ½ ounces Bailey's, Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 3 tablespoons gingerbread syrup, or to taste


Gingerbread Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Cook over low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the ingredients are combined. Remove from heat.
    ½ cup water
    ½ cup light brown sugar
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon allspice

Gingerbread Martini

  • (Optional) Dip the rim of a martini glass into a small amount of the gingerbread syrup. Then immediately dip it into either decorating sugar or crushed cookies. Place the glass in the refrigerator to chill while you make the drink.
  • Place a handful of ice in a drink shaker. Add the Kahlua, Irish cream liqueur, vanilla vodka, and gingerbread syrup. Shake gently. Pour into a chilled martini glass, and serve.
    ½ cup ice
    1 ½ ounces Kahlua
    1 ½ ounces Bailey's
    1 ounce vanilla vodka
    3 tablespoons gingerbread syrup


The calories listed are an approximation based on the calculated value of the ingredients and a serving size of about 1 (6 ounce) gingerbread martini. Additionally, the count does NOT include the golden sugar seen in the photos.
Optional Garnishes:
  • Gingerbread Syrup
  • Decorating Sugar
  • Finely Crushed Gingerbread Cookie Crumbs


Serving: 6ounces | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 0.04g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 64g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg

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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