Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie gets a grown-up twist in this must-make holiday cocktail.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Gingerbread Simple Syrup

1
cup sugar
1
cup water
2
tablespoons mild-flavor molasses
1-inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled, sliced
2
cinnamon sticks
1
teaspoon whole cloves

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Orange wedge
Brown sugar
1
oz Gingerbread Simple Syrup (2 tablespoons)
1
oz vanilla vodka (2 tablespoons)
1
oz half-and-half (2 tablespoons)
1/2
oz coffee liqueur (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 To make Gingerbread Simple Syrup, mix sugar, water, molasses, gingerroot, cinnamon sticks and cloves in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside 1 hour to cool. Strain syrup into glass jar; discard spices. Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
  • 2 To prepare cocktail, moisten rim of chilled martini glass with orange wedge. Sprinkle brown sugar onto small plate, and dip moistened rim into the sugar to coat lightly. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 ounce of the gingerbread simple syrup, the vodka, half-and-half and coffee liqueur; cover and shake. Strain into martini glass.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.