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Gingerbread Coupe cocktail

'The sweet, warming spice and crunchy biscuit are a dream combination, especially when you’re sitting by a roaring fire with family all around. This velvety smooth drink is as rich as it sounds, incredibly indulgent and completely over the top – but if you can’t be a little indulgent at Christmas, when can you be?’

Ingredients

Ice
25ml Smirnoff Vodka
25ml Kahlúa
25ml Baileys Irish Cream
2 tbsp homemade gingerbread syrup (see tip, below).
50ml whipping cream
Gingerbread biscuit (crushed) or a small brandy snap

Method

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 25ml Smirnoff Vodka, 25ml Kahlúa, 25ml Baileys Irish Cream and 2 tbsp homemade gingerbread syrup (see tip, below).

Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Softly whip 50ml whipping cream and spoon it on top. Garnish with a crushed gingerbread biscuit or a small brandy snap.

Make your own Gingerbread syrup:

Gently simmer 120ml water, 100g brown sugar, 4 tbsp black treacle and 1⁄2 tsp each ground ginger and ground cinnamon in a pan for 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight bottle.

Serves: 1

3 stars

Average user rating Based on 5 ratings

This recipe was first published in Fri Nov 06 14:52:58 GMT 2015.