gingerbreadhousedecoratingfail-640x494It’s that time of year—the most wonderful time, some say—and between the parties you’re hosting and the marshmallows you’re roasting, you might think you want to build a gingerbread house. They’re cute! They’re made out of cookies and candy! What could possibly go wrong? Turns out, making gingerbread houses isn’t as easy as it sounds. After the roof collapses in for the fourth time or one of your walls collapse, you’ll need something stronger than hot cocoa. This Gingerbread Martini has all the taste of the holidays without the stress.

Gingerbread Martini

  • Ginger liqueur & crushed ginger snaps (for cookie rim)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla-citrus liqueur
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coffee-flavored rum
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons whipping cream
  • 1 cup ice cubes

To Make: Dip glass rims in ginger liqueur and crushed gingersnaps, store in freezer for up to 2 days. Add ginger and vanilla citrus liqueurs, rum, honey, and whipping cream to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled (30 seconds) Strain into chilled martini glass with cookie rim and enjoy!

While you sip your martini, check out these gingerbread house masterpieces or these fails—whichever one makes you feel better.