Candy’s Gingerbread Martini Recipe

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Yes.  I GOT THE GINGERBREAD SYRUP, PEOPLE.  A Christmas miracle.

And I’m delighted to report this cocktail was so worth the effort and pained breasts.  (If only I had a dollar for every time I’ve written that.)  Here is the recipe once again, this time with ingredient amounts doubled because we are lushes to fill a normal-sized martini glass:

GINGERBREAD MARTINI INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ounce gingerbread syrup (which I finally tracked down by going to Starbucks — which doesn’t sell seasonal syrups by the bottle — and ordering a gingerbread latte with the syrup on the side.  Sounds like a weird request, right?  Only the barista didn’t bat an eye, so I told her why I was getting the syrup on the side and she was all, “Oh!  I’ll just sell you some syrup for fifty cents then!”  I may or may not have grabbed her Starbucks hat and pulled her towards me for a big, grateful kiss at that point.)
  • 1-2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 2 ounces vanilla milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Graham cracker crust for rim of glass
  • Gingerbread cookie

“One of the best drinks you’ve made yet!” — Mr. Candy, Girly Drink Expert

Oh.  My.  Yum.

If you are hosting a holiday party — or just celebrating your own Moment of “Yay!  The Kids Are in Bed!” Zen — I highly recommend whipping up this sweet, smooth, goes-down-way-too-easily martini.  After one sip, you’ll be as happy as this guy:

And after a couple drinks…?  You may end up floating in a similar pool of whipped cream.  (Sorry, I promised Mr. Candy I wouldn’t post the photographic evidence.)

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur. For more of Candy's nonsense, check out her personal Twitter, The Laughing Stork's Twitter and The Laughing Stork's Facebook page.

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4 Comments

  1. Jenni

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Looks yummy! If you want to make that drink again without buying shots of syrup from Starbucks, they sell that syrup on amazon :) http://www.amazon.com/Monin-Gingerbread-Syrup/dp/B000CHMJZA

  2. Mrs. Harrison Ford

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks to the Starbucks barista! It looks delicious!

  3. NYC cat momma

    Dec 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I can’t believe Starbucks doesn’t sell their holiday syrup by the bottle! How grinchy of them! But looks delicious; tomorrow I will definitely be enjoying one of these (I would for studying, but at this point, it’s a recipe for some creative math followed by a nap). Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • jsg8tor

      Dec 31, 2011 at 11:37 am

      I bought a bottle of the syrup @ Starbucks for $10 which included the pump! Can’t wait to make these for NYE tonight!

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