Indulge in this delectable Gingerbread Martini, a sumptuous blend of spiced caramel sauce, vodka, and Baileys Irish Cream, elegantly adorned with charming gingerbread men. This festive concoction is the epitome of holiday indulgence for grown-ups.

Looking for a cocktail that truly delivers a flavorful wallop? This is your go-to libation. Rich and robust, it satiates your cocktail cravings in just one serving—no need for refills. The best part? Its simplicity. Forget about complex cutting or slicing; this drink is straightforward but extravagant, a creamy, boozy embodiment of the holiday season. For an extra touch of magic, I’ve used freshly baked gingerbread men from Coles bakery to garnish this liquid masterpiece. Cheers to celebrating Christmas in the most delicious way possible! 🍸🎄

Gingerbread Martini

Gingerbread martini

A strong Christmas cocktail that packs a punch is easy to make. 

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Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?

  • 1/4 cups Caramel Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger - ground
  • 6 Ice Cubes
  • 1/2 cups Cream
  • 1 tbsp Irish Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Gingerbread men - (Garnish)

Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Combine caramel sauce, mixed spice and ginger in a small jug.
  • Place ice cubes, cream, caramel mixture, vodka and Baileys in a cocktail shaker. Secure lid. Shake well to combine.
  • Pour into chilled serving glasses
  • . Dollop with whipped cream. Drizzle with extra caramel sauce. Decorate with whole and crushed gingerbread men.

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Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1800IU | Calcium: 107mg

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Beverage

Caramel Sauce

Ah, caramel sauce—the golden elixir that adds a touch of velvety sweetness to any drink. In the context of a Gingerbread Martini, it acts as the sugary base that balances out the spices, adding a layer of richness that’s absolutely irresistible.

Mixed Spice

Mixed spice is the unsung hero in many holiday recipes. A blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, it brings warmth and complexity to the martini. Think of it as the orchestra conductor, unifying all the elements into one harmonious flavor symphony.

Ground Ginger

Ground ginger is where the magic happens. Adding a zesty kick, it infuses the martini with the quintessential gingerbread flavor. It’s like a little dash of holiday spirit right in your glass!


Cream is the canvas upon which all other ingredients paint their flavors. It lends a luxurious, velvety texture to the martini, making every sip a creamy delight. Plus, it helps to mellow out the spices, making the drink incredibly smooth.

Irish Cream

Irish Cream is the soul of the Gingerbread Martini. A divine mix of cream, cocoa, and Irish whiskey, it adds layers of richness and complexity, making the cocktail not just a drink, but an experience. One might say it’s the “Baileys” of your martini’s eye.

Whipped Cream

Whipped cream serves as the fluffy cloud that sits atop your liquid masterpiece. It’s not just garnish; it’s the finishing touch that adds a light, airy contrast to the rich and creamy layers below.

Gingerbread Men (Garnish)

Last but not least, the gingerbread men. These little guys are more than just eye candy; they are the thematic cherry on top, tying together all the drink’s elements with their iconic holiday shape and flavor. It’s like having your cocktail and eating it too!