Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingersnaps You Can Drink

Hey who broke out the fall place mat?

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.

Gingersnap Martinis

  • 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.


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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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15 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingersnaps You Can Drink

  1. Eva Taylor says:

    I’m more if a traditionalist when it comes to my Martinis but this sounds delightful. Cheers.

  2. Well done! Thanks for the link love. 🙂 The molasses shook up just fine — I didn’t even think to worry about it!

  3. peasepudding says:

    Ginger Martini, what a great idea, might one over Christmas. Have a wonderful foodie Christmas. Alli

  4. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds too sweet for me, but A for effort 😉

  5. nrhatch says:

    Merry Christmas!

  6. egg me on says:

    Ooo, a cold cookie with a kick! Sign me up. Please.

  7. Nice! Tasty looking drink!

  8. This looks TERRIBLY NAUGHTY…Love it!

  9. Kristy says:

    MMmmmm. My favorite cookie in a drink?! That could get me in a lot of trouble.

  10. Sounds amazing…mmmm!

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