Recipe courtesy of Joseph Cumm
Show: Cake Wars
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Gingerbread Kid'Tini
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Gingerbread Simple Syrup, plus for the glasses, recipe follows
  • 12 ounces half-and-half 
  • 6 ounces cold coffee or coffee flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Brown sugar, for decorating the glasses
  • 12 orange wedges, for garnish
  • 12 gingerbread cookies, for garnish
Gingerbread Simple Syrup:
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mild molasses
  • One 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks 
  • 4 teaspoons whole cloves 

Directions

Special equipment: 12 martini glasses; a cocktail shaker

Combine the Gingerbread Simple Syrup, half-and-half, coffee and vanilla in a pitcher and stir to combine. Spread the brown sugar on a plate, moisten the rims of 12 martini glasses with water or some Gingerbread Simple Syrup and then dip into the brown sugar. Divide the Kid'Tini among the glasses. Garnish each glass with an orange wedge and a gingerbread cookie, and serve.

Gingerbread Simple Syrup:

Combine the sugar with 4 cups water, the molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; cook until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for at least 1 hour. Once cool, strain the mixture and refrigerate, covered, until ready to use.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

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