Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned

Cocktail O’ Clock: Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned

Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned

Tis the season… to drink! And to do other things too, of course. But today I want to talk about drinking. I love a festive holiday-flavored beverage, especially when it’s nice and boozy. So when Eureka sent me their recipe for a gingerbread old fashioned, I was super into it. Now I can pretend I’m Don Draper and Santa Claus, all at once! (Sorry, is that really creepy? Probably.)

Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned



2 oz Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

1/2 oz Gingerbread Syrup (see right column)

1/2 oz BroVo Spirits Douglas Fir Liqueur

1 dash Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters

1 dash Sun Liquor Herbal Bitters



-Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass

-Add Ice to Mixing glass

– Stir for 15 seconds

-Strain into rocks glass over one large ice cube

-Garnish with candied ginger on a bamboo pick




Gingerbread Syrup Recipe:


2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups water

1/2 cup minced ginger (peel ginger first)

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves



1. Combine sugar and water in sauce pan and heat till sugar dissolves

2. Add ginger and bring to boil

3. Reduce to simmer and add nutmeg, cinnamon and clove

4. Let simmer for 15-20 min

5. Let cool at room temperature for two hours

6. Strain (push down on ginger particles for full extraction)

7. Place in bottle and refrigerate.


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