Gingerbread Man Martini Cocktail Recipe

Gingerbread Man Martini cocktail

It’s been a while since I’ve given you a cocktail recipe so I thought what better time than Christmas? This is a recipe for my all-time favourite cocktail to make at home. It uses ingredients that most homes will have around Christmas time, and anything that you don’t have is easy to come by and affordable. You can of course alter this recipe slightly, for example, if you don’t like coffee liqueur, this cocktail still works well without it, but I think it adds a little something extra.

Though we have gingerbread all year round, it makes me feel really festive and the addition of Irish creme and cinnamon make this an incredibly popular drink at my Christmas parties. You can make your own gingerbread if you wish, but this time I picked up a pack of mini gingerbread men from Sainsburys.

How to make a Gingerbread Man Martini Cocktail

Small handful of crushed ice (optional)
25ml good quality vodka (I used Reyka Vodka – it’s an incredible vodka from Iceland)
25ml Irish creme liqueur
15ml coffee liqueur (I used Tia Maria)
25ml Ginger syrup (I used The Ginger People, their syrup is amazing)
Squirt of whipped cream
Gingerbread man biscuit
1. Combine the crushed ice, vodka, Irish creme liqueur, coffee liqueur and ginger syrup into a cocktail mixer.
2. Cap the cocktail mixer and shake vigorously.
3. Using a strainer, pour the mixture into a martini glass.
4. Garnish with whipped cream (the more the better!) a sprinkle of cinnamon and a gingerbread man biscuit.
5. Enjoy!
Gingerbread Man Martini cocktail

My Gingerbread Man Martini cocktail has been included in this amazing Christmas Cocktail Generator by Ebookers, who are part of Expedia! It’s so much fun, you can search for popular cocktails by country, find a list full of Christmassy drinks or take a quiz to find your perfect tipple for the season!

Making your own cocktails is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit; I host a Christmas party for my family every year and this time I’m going to have a cocktail making station full of ideas to try. You can choose to make them up as you go along but if you want to avoid feeling rough the next day it’s good to stick to some tried and tested recipes like the ones in the Cocktail Generator!

I’m incredibly proud to be one of the contributors to this fun project and I hope you enjoy using it for inspiration this Christmas! If you do make my Gingerbread Man Martini cocktail I’d love to see a photo of it.

Merry Christmas, bottoms up!