Gingerbread coupe cocktail (Serves 1)

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. When everything is in the oven and the only thing left to do is to sit down and eat, it is the perfect time to get the cocktail shaker out for this festive spiced number. 

Ingredients

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

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

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