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This gingerbread white Russian is the perfect holiday cocktail full of rich coffee flavor mixed with a sweet molasses drizzle. Say cheers!

The place we’re staying in Grenada is a cute little cottage on a three acre property steps from the beach. It reminds me of old school 1960s Florida in compound form or, a nudest colony just minus the nude people thankfully.

The thing is, while the bedrooms are air-conditioned, the living and kitchen area is like one big lanai. Awesome in theory, really freaking hot in reality. Like to the point where if we do anything (like just sit at the table and write this blog post) it causes us to sweat. Showers are pretty much required after making eggs and bacon in the morning and even my beloved hot coffee doesn’t sound appealing with the heat.

This gingerbread white russian is the perfect holiday cocktail full of rich coffee flavor mixed with a sweet molasses drizzle.

So, it’s kind of weird to look at these pictures and talk about Christmas, molasses, ginger (mmm, that makes me think of these chocolate chunk molasses gingerbread cookies) and holiday parties because there’s nothing about 90 degree humid days that make me think about the holidays.

But, since today marks the beginning of December and all those things are upon us, I’ll sacrifice some sweat to talk about all of them.

This gingerbread white russian is the perfect holiday cocktail full of rich coffee flavor mixed with a sweet molasses drizzle.

I had a white Russian obsession junior year of college. Probably not the best drink to order in mass quantities at a college bar, but that didn’t stop me.

I love it’s creaminess and how there’s no eye-balls popping out of your head “omg that’s too strong” kind of reactions when you take a sip. It also happens to lend itself quite nicely to being dressed up for Christmas. With the addition of molasses, ginger and a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass, this classic drink transforms into the perfect holiday cocktail.

I used the new Absolut Limited Edition Andy Warhol vodka for the drink because it adds the perfect pop with it’s fun and vibrant design. The bottle is modeled off Warhol’s iconic Absolut artwork that he created in 1986 and it’s pop-art design is a great addition to anyone’s cocktail bar whether it’s yours or your holiday party host.

This gingerbread white russian is the perfect holiday cocktail full of rich coffee flavor mixed with a sweet molasses drizzle. Say cheers!

I can guarantee you the bottle will get plenty of use once you taste this molasses, coffee and ginger infused white Russian.

Try these other holiday drinks too!
Coconut Bourbon Coffee Nog
Tart Cherry Red Wine Spritzer
Coconut Chai Hot Toddy
Tart Cherry Hot Chocolate or Mexican Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread White Russian

Gingerbread White Russian

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This gingerbread white Russian is the perfect holiday cocktail full of rich coffee flavor mixed with a sweet molasses drizzle. Say cheers!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces whole milk
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces Kahlua
  • 3 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • cinnamon for rimming glasses
  • sugar for rimming glasses
  • whipped cream for topping
  • molasses drizzle for topping

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small shallow plate. Wet rims of two glasses and dip the rim in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
  2. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine milk, vodka, Kahlua and shake.
  3. Add the molasses and ginger, shake until cold.
  4. Strain into ice filled/chilled glasses.
  5. Top with whipped cream and molasses if desired.

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 *This post is sponsored by Absolut. All content and opinions are my own.
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Monday 8th of December 2014

Oh my gaaaaaawsh. I love this. TOO much!

Julie

Monday 8th of December 2014

I love a good White Russian. All these holiday cocktail recipes are killing me this year!

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

Monday 8th of December 2014

What a festive twist!

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