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Festive Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

This Gingerbread cookie cocktail tastes just as good as everyone’s favorite holiday treat!

After all, as the holiday season wraps us in its cozy embrace, there’s no better way to spread cheer and warmth than with a festive drink in hand.

This year, let’s elevate our celebrations with a beverage that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also captures the spirit of the season – the Festive Gingerbread Cocktail.

This enchanting concoction is a delightful blend of holiday flavors, offering a perfect balance of spiciness and sweetness.

Join us on this journey as we unwrap the recipe for this spirited elixir that is sure to become the star of your holiday gatherings.

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

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In a season filled with joy and merriment, the Festive Gingerbread Cocktail stands as a testament to the magic that happens when culinary artistry meets holiday spirit.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to this extraordinary libation, and toast to the memories being made and the warmth of the season.

Cheers to festive gatherings and the simple joy found in a well-crafted, holiday-inspired cocktail!

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail Ingredients

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

While you can use Gingerbread syrup for your cocktail (as we did with our Gingerbread Martini), with this cocktail we decided to use spices to create the authentic flavor of our favorite cookies. 

This festive drink doesn’t require many ingredients and it is so easy to make! 

Let’s get into the recipe for this fun holiday cocktail. 

This recipe makes one drink but you can easily double the recipe to make more.

For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.

To make this drink you need:

  • White icing
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Irish cream (Bailey’s Irish Cream or similar)
  • Half and half
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger Cloves

Do I Have To Use Half And Half? 

Half and Half or heavy cream is a great addition to this drink.

If you want a gingerbread cookie cocktail that feels like a luxurious treat, incorporate a creamy element into the mix.

Whether you prefer traditional cream or opt for almond milk for a dairy-free alternative, the creaminess adds a velvety texture that complements the spiciness of the gingerbread flavor. 

When adding the creamy component, do so gently to create a smooth and well-integrated cocktail.

This step not only enhances the overall mouthfeel but also contributes to the visual appeal, making your gingerbread cocktail a sensory delight from the first pour to the last sip.

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

How To Make A Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

This Christmas cocktail is so easy to make!

You can have it ready in minutes.

Step 1: Prep Your Glass

Add white icing to the rim of the glass. Roll in sprinkles. 

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Step 2: Make Your Drink

Add ice to glass. Pour in Irish cream. Pour in half and half and stir.

How To Garnish Your Gingerbread Cookie Drink 

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Complete the experience by garnishing your festive gingerbread cocktail with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick for a touch of visual flair.

Serve it in your favorite holiday-themed glassware, and watch as your guests are captivated by the spellbinding combination of flavors.

You can elevate the presentation of your gingerbread cookie cocktail with a dusting of edible gold for festive visual appeal.

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail
Yield: 1

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Double or triple this recipe to serve for two or more people - it is a must-have on any Christmas drinks menu!


  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Half and Half Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon powered cinnamon
  • Ice
  • 1 tablespoon white frosting
  • Christmas Sprinkles


  1. Add white icing to the rim of the glass. Roll in sprinkles.
  2. Add ice to glass. Pour in Irish cream. Pour in half and half and stir.
  3. Top with cinnamon, ginger, and clove spices.

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