Christmas Cocktail: The Gingersnap Martini

Ok, ok… so it’s not actually a martini because there’s far too many ingredients in it to make it a classic, but it is a perfect cocktail for Christmas. My grandmother always baked a pile of gingersnap cookies for the holidays (along with every other Christmas-oriented cookie known to man) so this is a great cocktail to add to the holiday tradition as an adult, whether I’m actually eating a cookie along with it or not.

Gingersnap Cookies

The Gingersnap Martini

1 oz pear-flavored vodka
½ oz amaretto
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz molasses
2¼ slices of fresh ginger
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of clove
Pinch of allspice
Crystallized ginger or sugar, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, put your fresh ginger slices, molasses, simple syrup and spices. Muddle like your life depends on it. Fill halfway with ice and add your pear-flavored vodka and amaretto. Shake well and strain into your cocktail glass, rimmed with crystal ginger or sugar. Enjoy!


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