Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

This recipe calls for homemade ginger syrup but you can buy a commercially prepared version at specialty food stores (try the coffee aisle).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Directions for Ginger Syrup:
  2. Simmer water, sugar, ginger, cloves and cinnamon stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 15 minutes.
  3. Pour hot syrup through a fine sieve and chill.
  4. Let stand 20 minutes until using, so all sediment has settled to the bottom.
  5. Servings: Approximately 3/4 cup.
  6. Directions for Martini:
  7. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  8. Add the vodka and gingerbread syrup.
  9. Cover and shake vigorously until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds.
  10. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Most Helpful

Made your gingerbread syrup to use in this cocktail but as I was taste-testing it I could think of other uses too, like pancakes and scones, etc. Martini is very strong and very sweet at first taste but it either mellows out a bit (or maybe I did, LOL) and was really good choice for a cold winter's day. I'll be making these up at my next get-together so thanks, seahorse, for another good drink recipe.

Julie B's Hive December 14, 2007