As much as I love a classic espresso martini… this gingerbread espresso martini may be my new favorite spin off.
If you want to impress your friends with some fun cocktails this holiday season, this gingerbread espresso martini is one of those drinks that will blow their socks off!
Why you’ll love this gingerbread espresso martini
Everything you love about gingerbread cookies in drink form! I’m not sure about you, but gingerbread cookies are some of my favorite cookies to eat around the holidays. They’re not super sweet and have a pinch of heat that I love.
The flavors are out of this world. Between the sweet, spicy gingerbread flavors and the classic taste of your espresso martini, you’ll be blown away.
A festive twist on a classic espresso martini. Because who doesn’t love a good festive drink around the holidays?
To make this gingerbread espresso martini, you’ll need:
- Gingerbread syrup – I make my own gingerbread syrup and find that it tastes so much better than anything you’ll purchase at the store. Find my homemade gingerbread syrup recipe here!
- Vodka – Use whatever vodka you’d like! Holy grass vodka, vanilla vodka… really whatever you have at home will work.
- Coffee liqueur – I used both Kahlua and Bailey’s for this gingerbread espresso martini!
- Espresso – I mean, you can’t have an espresso martini without espresso… right?! I will say that if you’re unable to buy espresso (or don’t have an espresso machine at home) you can use cold brew coffee in its place.
- Ice – Needed as you shake up your gingerbread espresso martini!
And that’s it!
Feel free add a dash of cinnamon and/or nutmeg to the top of your gingerbread espresso martini as well! Or, grab some gingerbread mug huggers for your glass (like I have in the pictures).
Side note – you can also add a bit of simple syrup to your gingerbread espresso martini but it is 100% not needed! This drink is plenty sweet enough as is 🙂
How to make a gingerbread espresso martini
First, add the ice to a cocktail shaker. Add in all of the other ingredients, then shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until the cocktail shaker is ice cold.
Pour your gingerbread espresso martini into a martini glass and enjoy!!Print
Gingerbread Espresso Martini
You’re practically guaranteed to earn a spot on the nice list after making this gingerbread espresso martini for Santa Claus! It’s easy to make and so flavorful!
- Prep Time: 3 Minutes
- Total Time: 3 Minutes
- Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
- 2 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 1/2 oz gingerbread syrup
- 1 oz kahlua
- 1 oz baileys
- 1 oz espresso
- Add the ice to a cocktail shaker. Add in all of the other ingredients, then shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until the cocktail shaker is ice cold.
- Pour your gingerbread espresso martini into a martini glass and enjoy!!