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Two Gingerbread Martinis sitting on a white table.

Gingerbread Martini

This creamy Gingerbread Martini will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Tastes just like eating a gingerbread cookie. Great for dinner parties or for a quiet evening at home. Either way, the gingerbread lovers in your life will be ecstatic.
Course Adult Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cocktail, Christmas Martini, Gingerbread Martini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 478kcal
Author Heather


  • 4 oz vodka
  • 2 oz Kahlua *or a coffee liqueur
  • 4 oz half and half
  • 2 oz Gingerbread syrup *see direcly below

Gingerbread Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsulfered molasses
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Rimming the Martini Glasses

  • 1/4 cup honey *or unsulfered molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar *either light or dark


Gingerbread Syrup

  • In a small saucepan combine all the ingredients for Gingerbread Syrup. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, consistently stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool and then place into a glass container with a tight fitting lid. Refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours.


  • Place honey and brown sugar onto two sperate plate or wide bottomed bowls. Dip the rims of the 2 martini glasses into honey and then brown sugar.
  • In a martini shaker or a glass measuring cup combine vodka, Kahlua, half and half and Gingerbread syrup. Mix well. Pour into rimmed martini glasses and enjoy immediately.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 
Recipe Notes
  • If using a martini shaker, add a few ice cubes to help create extra icy cold martinis. Additionally, keeping the vodka and Kahlua in the freezer will help to make the martinis extra frosty. 
  • The Gingerbread syrup recipe above will yield approximately 1 cup, enough for 4 batches of Gingerbread Martinis or 8 martinis in whole. 
  • Either molasses or honey may be used in rimming the martini glass. However, honey does tend to be more beautiful in presentation. 


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg