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Candy’s Gingerbread Martini Recipe

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.)