Make your celebration one to remember with this pre-mixed gingerbread martini cocktail you can gift to friends. It's the perfect Christmas present
- Serves: 4 persons
- 200ml vodka
- 50ml hazelnut-flavoured liqueur
- 25ml herbal digestif or liqueur
- 50g dark brown soft sugar
- 1tsp ground ginger
- ½tsp ground cinnamon
- strip of lemon peel
Step 1First, make the ginger syrup. Put the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, lemon peel and a pinch of black pepper in a pan with 50ml water and bring to a simmer (watch closely, as it can bubble up). Stir once or twice until the sugar has dissolved. Turn off the heat and leave to infuse until cold.
Step 2Strain through a fine mesh sieve and discard the lemon peel. Pour the syrup into a 500ml bottle along with all the alcohol and 100ml cold water. Shake and chill until needed.
Step 3To gift, package up the cocktail base and the instructions: Chill, then divide between four chilled glasses and serve straightaway. The cocktail base will keep chilled for three days.