Gingerbread Martini

 

   
Gingerbread Martini
  
After hearing about this cocktail from some fb friends, I thought it was worth trying.  I didn't think that I was that big of a gingerbread fan,  but that changed when I tasted one of the Pepperidge Farm cookies (you'll need two for the recipe).  What a simple and great flavor they have.  After a bit of research, it seems that Outback Steakhouse has one of the more popular versions of this cocktail.  Our version, though similar, basically leaves out the ice cream.  It's simple to make, and sure to be the highlight of any Holiday party.  Give it a try, the ...Gingerbread Martini....!!!!  (Thanks to Carrie and Matt)
  
  
Ingredients
  
1 oz. Irish Cream (plus two tbsp.)
1 oz. Kahlua
2 oz. Half & Half
2 Gingerbread Cookies (Pepperidge Farm works great)
Dollop of Whipped Cream
  
  
Directions
  
Take one of the cookies, put it in a ziplock bag, and pound it until you have a bag of fine crumbs.  In a saucer, pour in two tbsp. of the Irish Cream on one side, and place the crumbs on the other side.  Take a Martini glass and swirl the rim of the glass through the Irish Cream.  Then run the rim of the glass through the crumbs to completely coat the rim.  Next, set the glass upright in the freezer while you build the cocktail.  To make the cocktail, combine the liquid ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker.  Cover, shake well, and set aside.  Remove the glass from the freezer and strain your cocktail into the glass.  Place, or spray, a dollop of whipped cream on top of your drink, and set the other cookie on top of the whipped cream to garnish.  Easy to make, easy on the eyes, and so easy on the palate.  Do enjoy....the Gingerbread Martini...