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two glasses of ginerbread white russians garnished with star shaped gingerbread cookies. A stream of powder sugar is coming down from the top of the frame.

Gingerbread White Russian

If you're looking for a great holiday twist on the classic White Russian cocktail, this Gingerbread White Russian is for you! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 servings
Calories 597 kcal


For the simple syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh ginger, peeled & cut into 1" cubes
  • cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • ¼ teaspoon Cloves, ground
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

For the Cocktail

  • 2 tablespoon Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 2 ounces Tia Maria
  • 1-2 ounces Gingerbread Syrup
  • 2 ounces Heavy Cream
  • Gingerbread Cookie, optional


  • In a small saucepan, combine water, ginger, brown sugar, molasses, orange zest, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium heat. 
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside for 15 minutes. 
  • Strain the syrup to separate the solids. Let cool. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
  •  In a shallow plate, combine ground cinnamon and granulated sugar. Using an orange wedge, rim the glass and dip into cinnamon mixture.
  • Carefully fill glass with ice. Add vodka, Tia Maria, gingerbread syrup and heavy cream (in that order). 
  •  Garnish with gingerbread cookies.
  • Stir and serve!


Calories: 597kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 1gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 47gVitamin A: 833IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cocktail recipes, drink recipes, holiday
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