Gingerbread Martini

Re-invent a favorite flavor of the holiday season into a tasty Gingerbread Martini. Carry the flavor even further by dipping martini glasses in ginger liqueur and crushed gingersnaps.

Yield:

Makes 1 serving

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Ginger liqueur
Crushed gingersnaps
2 tablespoons ginger liqueur
2 tablespoons vanilla-citrus liqueur
1 1/2 tablespoons coffee-flavored rum
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons whipping cream
1 cup ice cubes
Garnish: partially split vanilla bean brushed with liqueur and rolled in sugar (optional)

Preparation

Dip glass rims in ginger liqueur and crushed gingersnaps. Store glasses in freezer up to 2 days.

Stir together 2 Tbsp. ginger liqueur, vanilla-citrus liqueur, coffee-flavored rum, honey, and whipping cream in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes; cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish, if desired.

Note: We tested with Brinley Gold Coffee Rum, Tuaca Vanilla Citrus Liqueur, and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur.

Note:

Ken Maciejewski,

Tristan, Charleston, South Carolina,

December 2011