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'The Gingerbread Lady' Craft Cocktail

Prep Time 10 minutes
Mixing Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Gingerbread Simple Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups golden caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¾ cup water


  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 1/2 ounces gingerbread simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce honey

Glass Rimmer

  • honey
  • gingerbread snaps, crushed


Gingerbread Simple Syrup

  • Put the sugar, water, ground ginger, and cinnamon stick into a saucepan, and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Let cool and transfer to an airtight bottle or container.
  • Store in refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.


  • Add bourbon, gingerbread simple syrup, and honey to a cocktail shaker, add ice, put top on shaker, and shake until mixed.

Rimming the Glass

  • Put honey on one plate and crushed gingerbread snaps on another.
  • Before adding ice to the glass, place the rim in the honey and then in the cookie crumbs.
  • To me, rimming the glass makes all the difference. Cheers!