Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gingerbread Martini

'Tis the Season for Thirsty Thursday and for Christmas drinks!!  Today's holiday drink is the Gingerbread Martini.  It's the perfect, festive, cookie turn liquid martini.  It's time to cheers to decking the halls, trimming the trees, and eating sugary treats! Here's what you need to know:

  • 1 oz. ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 1 tsp. ginger juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon schnapps
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 egg white
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Crystallized ginger square
  • Finely ground gingerbread cookie

Pour enough ginger beer into a saucer to cover and dip a martini glass into the saucer to coat the rim. Dip into a saucer with ground cookie. Fill martini shaker with ice and add ginger juice, rum and cinnamon schnapps and shake, shake, shake! Add a pinch of ground cloves. Separate an egg and add egg white to shaker. Shake for 20 seconds until drink is frothy and foamy. Add ginger beer and stir slightly. Pour into glass.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick and crystallized ginger square, and sprinkle the top with finely ground gingerbread cookie.
It's not the quickest drink to make, but the presentation and festiveness makes it worth it.  It's sweet and ginger snappy, so if you like gingerbread and ginger snaps, this drink is for you! 
The holidays are here! Ho Ho Ho it's Thirsty Thursday!
Thanks to the Food Network for a great recipe/photo and!

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