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The best gingerbread espresso martini

Gingerbread espresso martini - coupe glass filled with espresso and gingerbread syurp with crushed gingerbread around the rim

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If you are team gingerbread and love a good espresso martini, this gingerbread espresso martini will be your new favorite winter cocktail.

I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the holidays is all the festive treats and libations am I right?

And one of my favorite holiday flavors is gingerbread!

I love all the gingerbread things – coffee, waffles, muffins, cookies, you name it!

A few weeks ago, I made this delicious gingerbread syrup. And then I got the idea, since I loved it in my coffee, why not put it in an espresso martini?

The result, it was delish!!!! You will definitely want to serve up these gingerbread espresso martinis for your holiday gatherings! Sharing my recipe below.

Gingerbread Espresso Martini

Gingerbread espresso martini - couple glass with crushed gingerbread on rim filled with espresso martini in front of Christmas tree

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Espresso
  • 4 pumps Gingerbread syrup (linking the recipe here)
  • 2 shots Vodka
  • Half and Half (to taste)
  • Maple syrup (for garnish)
  • Crushed gingerbread (for garnish)

Ingredients for gingerbread espresso martini - espresso, vodka, gingerbread syrup, half and half.

Directions:

1.) Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

2.) Fill the cocktail shaker with espresso, vodka and a few pumps of gingerbread syrup.

3.) Add a few splashes of half and half (depending on how light you want it)

4.) Shake well.

5.) On a plate, pour some maple syrup and crushed gingerbread cookies.

6.) Roll the rim of the glass into the maple syrup and then into the crushed gingerbread cookies.

7.) Pour the cocktail into the glass.

8.) Top with a gingerbread cookie.

 

Enjoy!!!

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Gingerbread espresso martini - couple glass with crushed gingerbread on rim filled with espresso martini in front of Christmas tree

The best gingerbread espresso martini

Homemade gingerbread syrup, espresso and vodka come together for the best gingerbread espresso martini you will drink this holiday season!
Course Drinks
Servings 2 glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup espresso
  • 4 pumps homemade gingerbread syrup
  • 2 shots vodka
  • half & half to taste
  • maple syrup for garnish
  • crushed gingerbread cookies for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker with espresso, vodka and a few pumps of gingerbread syrup.
  • Add a few splashes of half and half (depending on how light you want it)
  • Shake well.
  • On a plate, pour some maple syrup and crushed gingerbread cookies.
  • Roll the rim of the glass into the maple syrup and then into the crushed gingerbread cookies.
  • Pour the cocktail into the glass.
  • Top with a gingerbread cookie.
Keyword Christmas, christmas drinks, cocktails, espresso martini, gingerbread

 

6 In Christmas/ printables

Christmas movie night basket and free printable movie ticket

Christmas movie night basket and free printable movie tickets - basket with popcorn, soda, m&ms, blanket and Christmas movie night tickets

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Enjoy Christmas movie night with this fun Christmas movie night basket and free printable movie tickets.

One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is to have a Christmas movie night. Home Alone is always our top choice, followed by Elf and Christmas Vacation. Upgrade your Christmas movie night with this fun basket and some free printable movie tickets.

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is the time for making memories together and traditions. Today the ladies of the Cozy Creative Collaborative and myself are getting together and sharing more about some of our family’s favorite holiday traditions. Scroll down to see all of our fun traditions.

Christmas movie night tradition

There’s just something so cozy about getting in your Christmas pajamas and all snuggling on the couch for a good Christmas movie night with some snacks and hot chocolate. Whether you’re watching as a family or maybe getting some friends together, this is a fun way to celebrate the season and be cozy together.

Some of our family’s favorite Christmas movies are:

  • Elf
  • The Grinch
  • Home Alone
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • The Polar Express
  • Jingle All The Way
  • Christmas With The Kranks
  • The Holiday
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Christmas Story
  • The Santa Claus

Free printable Christmas movie tickets

This year I decided to make some little movie tickets to up the ante on our Christmas movie night. They definitely make it more fun and bring that holiday magic. Whether you want to leave them as a gift from your Elf (if the Elf People come to your house) or maybe just treat the kids at the end of the week.

Boys dressed in matching Christmas pajamas with free printable Christmas movie tickets for Christmas movie night.

These free Christmas movie night tickets are available for download in the free printable library.

Free printable Christmas movie tickets for Christmas movie night

 

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Christmas movie night basket

I put together a basket with supplies for our movie night like comfy blankets, of course popcorn, candy and some beverages. This would be a cute idea to gift to a family friend or just leave out and enjoy all season long and watch Christmas movies to your heart’s content.

To make this basket you will need:

  • a basket
  • a blanket
  • popcorn
  • M&Ms
  • popcorn containers or bowls
  • soda
  • festive cups

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The ultimate Christmas bucket list and more free printables

The ultimate Christmas bucket list and free printables including a Christmas light scavenger hunt and Letter to Santa template

This Christmas bucket list is the ultimate way to celebrate the whole month of December plus I’m sharing some free printables for the kids.

Christmastime is all about spending time with family.  I’ve got some fun free activities to do together and make memories over the holiday season. Download my ultimate Christmas bucket list for some fun ideas then get my free Letter to Santa printable and Christmas light scavenger hunt!

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The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List

These are some of our family’s favorite ways to enjoy the most of the holiday season.

The ultimate Christmas bucket list for December and free printable with printable Christmas light scavenger hunt and letter to Santa  

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Free Letter to Santa Printable

This template is a little guide to help your little ones draft their letters to Santa. Our elf delivered this one morning and then took them back to The North Pole to give to the big guy. Or you can have the delivered to the North Pole through the USPS Operation Santa program. See more here.

Free printable letter to Santa, Christmas bucket list, and Christmas light scavenger hunt  

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Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Printable

Every year one of our traditions is to go drive around and look at Christmas lights. There are a few neighborhoods we frequent that always have a big spectacle. We get the whole family in the car including the dog, grab some hot chocolate and go for a drive.

This year I thought it would be fun to put together a little scavenger hunt to get the kids involved and make it into a game.

We drove around until we crossed everything off on our list.

So here’s your cue to go check out some lights and have a Christmas light scavenger hunt with the whole family.

Christmas light scavenger hunt free printable and winter bucket list  

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Hope you all enjoy! Merry Christmas!

 

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9 In Christmas/ food/ holidays

Buddy the Elf’s Christmas snack mix

Buddy the elf's Christmas snack mix. Glass cannister filled with m&ms, maple syrup crackers, candy coated pretzels, marshmallows

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This is Buddy the Elf’s Christmas Snack Mix. It’s filled with the flavors of maple syrup crunchies, marshmallows, candy canes from the candy cane forest and chocolate candy M&Ms’s.

Anyone who has watched Elf or has an affinity for elf culture knows that syrup and candy make up a majority of an elf’s diet.  And this holiday snack mix has it all! It’s the perfect little snack to munch on while having a Christmas movie marathon or gift to friends in little mason jars.

What is in Buddy the Elf’s Christmas snack mix?

  • Maple syrup flavored goldfish crackers (these are a special edition you can only find for the holidays and it will fill your snack mix with the aroma of Buddy’s favorite maple syrup!)
  • Pretzels covered in white chocolate and crushed candy canes from the candy cane forest
  • M&M’s because candy, duh!
  • Chow mein noodles just like Buddy’s famous spaghetti.
  • Marshmallows
  • Candied nuts

Buddy the elf's Christmas snack mix. Glass cannister filled with m&ms, maple syrup crackers, candy coated pretzels, marshmallows

Here is Buddy the Elf’s Christmas Snack Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Elf edition maple syrup flavored goldfish crackers (linking them on Amazon here)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (I like to use Ghiradelli melting wafers).
  • 2 candy canes, crushed
  • 1 cup honey roasted almonds
  • 1 bag red and green M&Ms
  • 1 cup Chow mein noodles

 

Directions:

1.) Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and lay out the pretzels.

2.) In the microwave melt the white chocolate chips.

3.) Using a spoon or fork, drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels.

4.) Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top of the white chocolate pretzels immediately while the chocolate is still warm then allow to cool.

5.) In a large bowl, mix together crackers, marshmallows, M&Ms, chow mein noodles and almonds.

6.) Once the white chocolate covered pretzels are cooled, break apart.

7.) Add the pretzels to the bowl with other ingredients and mix together.

8.) Pour into a glass canister with a lid or in a mason jar.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Buddy the Elf's Christmas snack mix - glass jar filled with maple syrup crackers, m&ms, marshmallows, candy coated pretzels with crushed candy cane and chow mein noodles

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Eating Buddy the Elf's Christmas Snack Mix while watching Buddy the Elf. Christmas living room watching Christmas movies

Buddy the Elf's Christmas Snack Mix

This is Buddy the Elf’s Christmas Snack Mix. It’s filled with the flavors of maple syrup crunchies, marshmallows, candy canes from the candy cane forest and chocolate candy M&Ms’s. The perfect snack for a Christmas movie marathon.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Elf edition maple syrup goldfish crackers
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup white melting chocolate
  • 2 candy canes crushed
  • 1 cup honey roasted almonds
  • 1 bag red and green M&M's
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and lay out the pretzels.
  • In the microwave melt the white chocolate chips.
  • Using a spoon or fork, drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top of the white chocolate pretzels immediately while the chocolate is still warm then allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together crackers, marshmallows, M&Ms, chow mein noodles and almonds.
  • Once the white chocolate covered pretzels are cooled, break apart.
  • Add the pretzels to the bowl with other ingredients and mix together.
  • Pour into a glass canister with a lid or in a mason jar.
Keyword Christmas, holiday recipes, snack