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5 from 4 votes

Gingerbread Black Russian

The classic Black Russian is spiced up with a homemade gingerbread syrup - adding some toasty notes perfect for winter and Christmas-time.
I used Tia Maria but Kahlua would work nicely too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 1
Calories: 188kcal


For the Gingerbread Syrup

  • 100g / 3 1/2 oz Dark muscovado sugar
  • 100ml / 3/8cup + 2tsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Black treacle (molasses)
  • 3/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

For each serving of Gingerbread Black Russian

  • 40 ml/ 4 parts Vanilla Vodka
  • 20 ml/ 2 parts Coffee Liqueur
  • 10 ml/ 1 part Gingerbread syrpu


To make the syrup

  • Put all ingredients into a heavy based saucepan and warm on a medium heat , stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved
  • Raise the heat and bring to almost boiling them remove the pan from the hob and let infuse for 15 mniutes
  • Strain the syrup through a fine muslin cloth (over a bowl or jug. Be prepared to get a little messy - give the cloth a squeeze if necessary to help the liquid pass through
  • Bottle and keep in the fridge for up to 1 month

Make the cocktail

  • Pour all ingredients into a tumbler filled with ice and stir for 20 seconds
  • Serve immediately


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 17g | Iron: 1mg