We wanted to make gingersnap martinis, but found some recipes that called for simple syrup and molasses puzzling. Does molasses blend well when cold? Isn’t its progress supposed to be severely inhibited by ice? We didn’t bother finding out, instead just making a simple syrup with molasses. We also found that fresh ginger was too subtle so we broke out the ground stuff. It was like a cold cookie with a kick.
Check out Gourmet Veggie Mama’s gingersnap martini too. She use ginger-infused vodka and molasses, so it must work!
Molasses Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- pinch cloves
- pinch nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking to incorporate spices. Remove from heat and let cool before using in a drink. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
- 2 parts vanilla vodka
- 1 part Amaretto
- 1 part molasses simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake to mix, then strain mix into a martini glass.
I’m more if a traditionalist when it comes to my Martinis but this sounds delightful. Cheers.
Well done! Thanks for the link love. 🙂 The molasses shook up just fine — I didn’t even think to worry about it!
Clearly we over thought that one!
Ginger Martini, what a great idea, might one over Christmas. Have a wonderful foodie Christmas. Alli
That sounds too sweet for me, but A for effort 😉
When a drink is too sweet add more alcohol. Just kidding, it’s definitely indulgent!
Ooo, a cold cookie with a kick! Sign me up. Please.
Nice! Tasty looking drink!
This looks TERRIBLY NAUGHTY…Love it!
MMmmmm. My favorite cookie in a drink?! That could get me in a lot of trouble.
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