Gingerbread Espresso Martini

and Gingerbread Men

We prefer our daily espresso with daily Collagen Beauty Caramel in a martini at Christmas time, it makes it all the more brew-tiful! With a side of homemade gingerbread men this martini makes for the most spirited (pun intended) Christmas drink or dessert. Make a big batch of gingerbread men so the kids can eat some with a side of hot choccies.
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2 shots Bailees

3 shots Vodka

Ice Cubes

2 shots Part Kahlúa

2 shots Part Espresso or instant coffee




125g unsalted butter

½ cup brown sugar

125ml maple syrup

1 egg (separate)

375g (2 + ¾ cups ) wholemeal flour

1 tbsp ground ginger

1 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp bicarb soda


2 tbsp Collagen Beauty Caramel


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 
  2. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.
  3. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. 
  4. Add the maple syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. 
  5. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. 
  6. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. 
  7. Press dough into a disc. 
  8. Put on a plate and cover with an upside down bowl (make sure the bowl is sitting firmly on the plate below so there is not air movement) place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  9. Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. 
  10. Use a small gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays 
  11. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. 
  12. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add  Vodka, Kahlúa, baileys, Espresso and caramel collagen. Shake well and strain it into a martini glass.
  2. Mix a serve of collagen beauty caramel into cream and whip - pipe on top of drink
  3. Place little gingerbread man on top to decorate and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Serves - 2 

Notes: Yes, you could buy gingerbread men and that would be alot easier. But if you have the time you could bake them and then dip them into the cream as you are whipping it for the cocktail and that is well within your right as the baker. We think so anyway.


Collagen Beauty™ Caramel

Collagen Beauty™ Caramel


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