Urgent: You Must Try This Gingerbread Martini Recipe

Trust me when I say this drink WILL make you believe in Christmas miracles all over again. You know how your kids giggle with delight when they see presents for them under the tree? That is precisely what you will do, your lips caked with graham cracker crust, after you take a long, delicious swig…

Um… is it five o’clock yet? (Yes, apparently it is… in Santo Domingo. Good enough for me. Cheers!)


  • 1 ounce gingerbread syrup
  • 1-2 ounces vodka (depends on how hard it was to get the kids to sleep)
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 2 ounces vanilla milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Graham cracker crust for rim of glass
  • Gingerbread cookie

Gingerbread Martini in a Glass

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.)

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.