Do you love gingerbread cookies? Do you enjoy a good drink during the holidays? The Gingerbread Man Drink recipe is the perfect drink for you! This cozy, rich cocktail features flavors of cinnamon and butterscotch and topped with a hint of vanilla. It’s an excellent drink to indulge in after a long day at work or a great way to usher in holiday cheer with family and friends.
A gingerbread man made into a drink may sound unconventional, but trust me, it’s delicious. It’s everything you love about the classic cookie, in drink form. This cocktail will transport you straight to your grandma’s kitchen where she bakes her famous gingerbread cookies filled with spices and warmth that never fails to make you feel cozy.
This Gingerbread Man cocktail is a unique twist on Christmas cocktails that are perfect for any holiday party. Now is not the time to play it safe with boring drinks. If you’re in search of something new and exciting this Christmas, this recipe is worth a try.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s welcome the season closer by indulging in this irresistible holiday cocktail that will fill your taste buds with gingerbread goodness!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Greetings, fellow gingerbread enthusiasts! Today, I present to you a recipe that will leave your taste buds dancing with holiday cheer. If you haven’t tried a Gingerbread Man cocktail before, now is the perfect time!
Why will you love this recipe, you ask? Well, let me tell you.
First off, this cozy-rich drink features not one, not two, but THREE types of schnapps: cinnamon schnapps, butterscotch schnapps, and Dekuyperâ Gingerbread Liqueur. That’s right — if you love schnapps (who doesn’t?), this recipe is the perfect excuse to use all three of these staples in your home bar.
But it doesn’t stop there. This drink recipe also features coffee liqueur and Baileys Irish Cream for an extra touch of warmth and creaminess. Just imagine sipping on a hot gingerbread latte by the fireplace while snowflakes fall outside — that’s what this drink embodies.
Not only that, but this recipe is perfect for the holiday season. Whether you’re cozying up by the fire or hosting a festive get-together, the Gingerbread Man cocktail will be a hit with family and friends alike. It’s the perfect drink to capture the spirit of Christmas and keep the festivities going all night long.
Finally, let’s talk about how easy it is to make this cocktail. With just a few ingredients and simple steps, you can have a pitcher of drunken gingerbread men within minutes. Plus, it can easily be adapted to suit your preferences, whether you want it stronger or sweeter.
So there you have it — plenty of reasons why you’ll love this Gingerbread Man drink. Don’t wait any longer to try out this irresistible recipe for yourself. Cheers to holiday spirits and memorable nights with friends and family!
Let’s start with the ingredients you will need to make this delicious and cozy rich Gingerbread Man Drink Recipe. For the gingerbread syrup, you will need 1 cup of water, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of molasses, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of nutmeg.
To make the cocktail, you’ll also need some spirits on hand. Specifically, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, and Butterscotch Schnapps are all key components in creating this warm and festive drink. You’ll also need some hard liquor like vodka or Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps.
Here’s your shopping list:
- Gingerbread Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of nutmeg
- Baileys Irish Cream
- Butterscotch schnapps
- Vodka or Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps
In addition to the aforementioned ingredients, this recipe features coffee liqueur, making it a perfect after-dinner cocktail for the holiday season. Don’t forget to stock up on garnishes such as whipped cream or cinnamon sticks to complete the experience!
The Recipe How-To
Gather the ingredients
Before we start, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients for this cozy and rich Gingerbread Man drink. You need 1 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka, 1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream, 3/4 oz Coffee Liqueur, 3/4 oz Butterscotch Schnapps, and 3/4 oz Cinnamon Schnapps. Additionally, gingerbread syrup or homemade gingerbread syrup (made with brown sugar, molasses, and spices), and whipped cream are optional.
Combine the ingredients
Get a cocktail shaker filled with ice and add all of the ingredients to it. Cover it up tightly, then shake it for about 15-20 seconds or until your hands feel frosty.
Prepare the glass
Get a shot glass or lowball tumbler, rim it with crushed gingersnap cookies. Strain the drink mixture from the cocktail shaker into the glass.
Add the whipped cream and toppings
This part is optional – but to get that authentic gingerbread man taste, top your drink with whipped cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, or even mini gingerbread men cookies.
Now you’re ready to enjoy your Gingerbread Man cocktail recipe! It’s perfectly delicious just like those cookies made by man with their oven mitts on. Cheers!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re looking to change up the Gingerbread Man cocktail recipe, you can always experiment with substitutions and variations. Here are some ideas to get you started:
– For a stronger kick, swap out the Baileys Irish Cream for more vodka or add a shot of espresso to make it into a gingerbread espresso martini.
– Swap out the Kahlua for coffee liqueur or use vanilla vodka instead of regular vodka to change up the flavor profile.
– If you don’t have butterscotch schnapps on hand, try using cinnamon schnapps or hazelnut liqueur instead. They both pair well with the cozy, rich gingerbread flavor.
– You can also try adding a splash of Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps for some extra heat and spice.
– If you want to skip the alcohol altogether, try making a gingerbread syrup by simmering together molasses, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla extract with water until thickened. Add a tablespoonful or two to an iced coffee or hot chocolate for a cozy and festive twist.
No matter how you choose to mix it up, this Gingerbread Man cocktail recipe is sure to become a go-to for all your Christmas cocktail needs. So grab your ingredients and let’s get started!
Serving and Pairing
Ah, it’s the moment of truth, the climax of your hard work. The Gingerbread Man drink is staring at you with his mischievous grin. How are you planning to serve him?
First things first, grab your favorite glass and fill it up with ice. Once the ice is happily settled at the bottom, pour the Gingerbread Man cocktail over it until it reaches close to the brim of the glass.
Now, let’s add some decoration to this festive drink. Take a straw and pop it into the glass. Keep it casual and don’t forget to garnish your drink with a gingerbread cookie. If you’re feeling extra fancy, dust some cinnamon powder on top so that a hint of spice enhances each sip.
This cozy rich gingerbread flavor profile may be a perfect fit for your Christmas cookie platter or other desserts like cheesecake or pumpkin pie. It pairs well with cozy winter evenings around the fireplace or spending time alone on a snowy evening.
You can also serve it alongside other classic Christmas cocktails such as an elegant Espresso Martini or festive Eggnog to satisfy every guest’s preferences.
Remember, this cocktail brings all warm holiday feels and is perfect for sipping while relaxing with family and friends during a night in or sharing them over virtual holiday gatherings.
So go ahead, sip away that delicious concoction and let your taste buds go wild!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
As someone who loves to get a head start on their preparations, I’m always happy to find out that a recipe can be made ahead of time. And I’m pleased to say that the Gingerbread Man cocktail definitely falls into that category. You can make a batch of this cozy, rich gingerbread cocktail well in advance of your holiday gathering and spend your time enjoying the festivities rather than fussing with a shaker.
To make it easier on yourself, you can also prep the gingerbread syrup in advance. Simply store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to pour. The syrup will keep for up to two weeks when refrigerated, so there’s no need to worry about it going bad before your party.
When it comes to serving the cocktail, I recommend making it fresh but if that’s not possible, you have options. You can make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. This means you can save some time without sacrificing on taste or quality.
If you find yourself with leftovers (which is unlikely!), they can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. Before serving again, give them a quick shake and add ice as needed.
Finally, if you would like to reheat the cocktail, do so over low heat on the stove or in a microwave-safe container for short bursts of 10-15 seconds at a time while stirring occasionally. Be careful not to overheat – you don’t want to cook off all that delicious alcohol!
Overall, whether you’re planning ahead or keeping things casual, the Gingerbread Man cocktail is easy to make and easy to enjoy – both fresh and reheated.
Tips for Perfect Results
If you want to impress your guests with a cozy rich Gingerbread Man drink, the ingredients you choose and the way you make it can make a big difference in the final result. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect drink that will have everyone asking for seconds:
First and foremost, use high-quality ingredients! Using top-shelf liquor like Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, or Goldschläger can make a world of difference. Make sure you also use fresh gingerbread syrup and vanilla extract to enhance the spicy-sweet flavor of the drink.
When making your gingerbread syrup, don’t cut corners by using store-bought syrup. Make it from scratch by mixing together molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Allow the mixture time to simmer on low heat until it becomes thick and aromatic.
Another essential tip is to properly measure out each ingredient using a shot glass or jigger. Measuring by eye can lead to an imbalanced mix that’s either too weak or too strong.
To give your drink a beautiful presentation, rim your glass with crushed Gingerbread man cookies or crushed gingersnap cookies. Before rimming, moisten the rim of your glass using honey or simple syrup.
Lastly, for optimal taste, blend your cocktail with crushed ice rather than cubed. This will help to really bring out the sweet and spicy notes of this cozy winter drink.
By following these tips for perfect results, you’ll be able to make unforgettable Gingerbread Man cocktails that are sure to be a hit at your next holiday party!
As with any recipe, it’s common to have lingering questions or concerns about how to make the perfect drink. Here are some frequently asked questions that may come up when making a gingerbread man cocktail.
How do you make a gingerbread man?
In order to obtain the Gingerbread Man character, one must first use the Wolf character. After playing with the Wolf and failing a few times, the Gingerbread Man will become available. To unlock it, the Wolf must jump onto the Gingerbread Man. Once this is accomplished and the Wolf character dies, the Gingerbread Man character will be rewarded.
What is the gingerbread man made of?
If you’re looking for a festive treat around the holidays, gingerbread men are a popular choice in America. These cookies are made with a blend of ginger, molasses, spices, flour, butter, eggs, and other ingredients. The dough is then rolled out and cut with a cookie cutter in the shape of little people.
Why is it called a gingerbread man?
Gingerbread has a long and interesting history, even dating back to the royal courts of Queen Elizabeth I. The first gingerbread man was said to have been created in her honor and was often given as a token of love or appreciation. The popularity of gingerbread spread at fairs and other community events, where it became a beloved treat for people of all ages. Today, this classic pastry is still a popular choice for holiday seasons and special occasions.
What is American gingerbread?
Throughout the centuries, gingerbread has undergone countless transformations. Nowadays, the term encompasses a variety of sweets ranging from dense cakes to soft cookies, all of which are adorned with ginger as a primary flavoring. In the past, gingerbread was a simple flatbread, but it has since developed into a versatile base for various culinary displays.
If you’re a fan of cozy, rich, and warm beverages, then you absolutely need to give this Gingerbread Man Cocktail recipe a try. Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party, seeking a unique gift to share with friends and family, or just need something festive to sip on after a long day, this is the perfect cocktail for any occasion.
With its combination of spices, creamy Irish cream liqueur and coffee flavors, this drink not only tastes amazing but also smells like gingerbread cookies made by a drunk gingerbread man. What more could you want in a holiday cocktail?
So if you’re feeling festive and in the mood for something deliciously decadent, whip up some Gingerbread Man Cocktails with your friends and family this holiday season. Trust me; everyone will be begging you for the recipe!
Gingerbread Man (Drink) Recipe
- 30 ml goldschlager
- 30 ml butterscotch schnapps or 30 ml Kahlua
- 30 ml Baileys Irish Cream
- Place all ingredients in a shaker glass with ice.
- Pour into 3 shot glasses.
- 1,2,3 drink.
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