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This Outback Gingerbread Martini is an easy copycat recipe for the classic holiday cocktail from the Outback Steakhouse. It’s made with only 5 ingredients in under 5 minutes.
Outback’s gingerbread cookie martini is a sweet, dessert martini that is perfect for the holiday season.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Outback Steakhouse Copycat — This recipe will allow you to re-create Outback’s gingersnap martini at home with simple to find ingredients.
- Holiday Cocktail — The combination of gingerbread, Baileys & Kahlua make this rich drink the perfect holiday cocktail to make around Christmas time.
- Easy — This cocktail takes only 5 minutes to make, so it is easy to whip up a couple at a time or a bunch for a group.
- Dessert Martini — This is a super sweet, rich and decadent drink, making it a delicious after dinner dessert martini.
- Vodka: You can use any brand of vodka you like, but if you have the option, vanilla vodka or whipped cream vodka would work really well in this drink.
- Gingerbread Syrup: It is possible to make your own gingerbread syrup at home, but the easiest option is to use a store bought one. If you are using your own homemade syrup or a different brand of syrup, you may need to adjust how much syrup you add to get the right balance of flavors.
- Milk: Use any type of milk. You can use a non-dairy milk such as oat milk or almond milk, but it will add a slight flavor to the cocktail. For a richer, creamier drink, replace the milk with half and half or heavy cream.
- Baileys: Use regular Baileys irish cream, or any other type of Irish cream liqueur. If you want, you can replace the original Baileys with one of their flavored versions, such as Baileys Salted Caramel or Baileys Espresso Creme.
- Kahlua: Use Kahlua or any other type of coffee-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Tia Maria.
How To Make A Gingerbread Martini
Step 1: Add the vodka, milk, Baileys, Kahlua and gingerbread syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.
Step 2: Strain into a cocktail glass and top with whipped cream and a gingerbread cookie.
- Chill the martini glasses. Dessert cocktails such as this gingerbread martini, taste best when they are served ice cold. Chill the martini glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving this drink.
- Adjust the sweetness & strength. This cocktail is very sweet — it is a dessert cocktail so it is meant to be. However, you can adjust the level of sweetness as well as the strength of alcohol. For a less sweet drink, reduce the amount of Baileys and gingerbread syrup, or add a bit more vodka.
- Replace the milk with ice cream. For an extra creamy, sweet drink, replace the milk with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream instead. This will make the martini almost like a spiked gingerbread milkshake.
- Rim the glasses with gingerbread crumbs. If you are serving this martini to guests, dip the edge of each martini glass in simple syrup or gingerbread syrup and then roll the edge in gingerbread cookie crumbs.
- Add some garnish. A dollop of whipped cream (try this brown sugar whipped cream or this espresso whipped cream), along with a freshly baked gingerbread cookie and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon make this drink look just like how it’s served in Outback Steakhouse.
No. This cocktail tastes best when it is made right before serving.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients to a mason jar filled with ice and shake well before straining out the ice and pouring the drink into your prepared martini glasses.