Another drink that doubles as a Christmas themed drink and a year-round standby is the Gingerbread Man cocktail. Ginger beer supplies the spice, while vanilla vodka mellows out the flavor and adds some body. Here’s the thing that I really like about this drink: two ingredients – three, if you count the cherry. For less than twenty bucks, you can serve this drink all night long.
- 1½ oz vanilla vodka
- 4 oz ginger beer
- Maraschino cherry
In a short glass with ice, pour your vanilla vodka, top it with ginger beer. Garnish with maraschino cherry. Serve and enjoy, my people!
The Gingerbread Man is a very compact drink, made with vanilla vodka and ginger beer. Is it good? Most definitely. Simple drinks are the best more often than not, and this one is spicy without being too subtle or overpowering. There is a huge distinction between this drink and the Gingerbread Cookie. This drink is more subtle, and the latter is much heavier on the molasses.