Signature Sips: Gingerbread Latte Martini

Gingerbread is not the easiest thing to make, and assembling a house of it will cause you more stress than it’s worth (if we’re being 100% transparent).

The frosting melts, the walls cave in while you let it set overnight, you walk in to the kitchen in the morning and it’s on the floor,  your dog ate it and then you have to go the vet… and it’s THE WORST. Not that this exact situation has happened to us or anything.

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All rage aside though, gingerbread is delicious. Luckily you don’t need a culinary or architecture degree to enjoy it! We have created a delicious, coffee-based, gingerbread cocktail that is easy to make, and SO yummy. Check it out!


Make a gingerbread latte martini cocktail

For the gingerbread syrup, you will need:

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 inches sliced fresh ginger
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Ingredients for gingerbread latte martini

For the cocktail, you will need:

  • 1 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. Baileys
  • 2 oz. cold brew coffee
  • 1 tbsp gingerbread syrup
  • Caramel sauce
  • Gingerbread cookies
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg

Step one: gingerbread syrup

how to make a gingerbread syrup

First, you will need to make your own gingerbread syrup. Yep, you’ve got this. Put a cup of water, your brown sugar, ginger, and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and simmer over medium. Stir until the brown sugar dissolves. Now, add in your vanilla and lower to low. Let simmer on low for about ten minutes – stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool!

Step two: prep your glasses

prep your cocktail glasses with caramel sauce

While your syrup cools, it’s time to prep your glasses. Start by squeezing caramel on to the rims of your glasses.

Create a cocktail rim with gingerbread flavor

Then, dip the cocktail glasses in a mixture of ground ginger, brown sugar, cinnamon, and crushed gingerbread. You’re now ready to make a cocktail.

Step three: shake it

add alcohol to your cocktail and shake it up

Now, put one ounce of vanilla vodka…

add alcohol to the cocktail and shake it up

… and one ounce of Baileys into a shaker with ice along with two ounces of cold brew, and a tablespoon of your homemade gingerbread syrup. Shake until a frost appears on the outside of you shaker. Pour into your rimmed glasses.

Step four: garnish

Garnish your gingerbread latte cocktail

Now, fill each cup up and over with whipped cream. Don’t hold back. It’s the holidays!

Top with whipped cream and gingerbread men

Finally, garnish with a cute little gingerbread person, a cinnamon stick, and shake of cinnamon or nutmeg. ADORABLE.

Finished gingerbread latte martini cocktail

Cheers – happy sipping!


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