Gingerbread Latte Dessert Rum Cocktail

This gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail is going to be one of the stars of your holidays! It’s a delectable mixture of spiced rum and coffee liqueur. This gingerbread rum cocktail makes a great alcoholic Christmas drink and holiday after dinner drink. Make lots, because this Christmas dessert cocktail will be the drink of the festive season!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this holiday after dinner drink with spiced rum and coffee liqueur.

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A typical holiday after dinner drink will be sweet and creamy so you can serve this Christmas dessert cocktail in place of dessert or alongside it. It just depends on how indulgent you are feeling!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this holiday after dinner drink with spiced rum and coffee liqueur.

What You Need to Make It

You will see from the list of ingredients this Christmas dessert cocktail has more than just a couple of components. But it’s both a dessert and a holiday after dinner drink so it’s well worth making!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this holiday after dinner drink with spiced rum and coffee liqueur.

You need white and brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and espresso granules, as well as cinnamon, cloves and ginger. These ingredients will combine to make the gingerbread syrup. For the actual cocktail you will need gingerbread cookie crumbs, black spiced rum, coffee liqueur, milk, and some of the syrup you already made. Optional ingredients for this gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail include whipped cream, an orange wedge and a cinnamon stick. Don’t forget the gingerman cookies!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this holiday after dinner drink with spiced rum and coffee liqueur.

How to Prepare the Gingerbread Syrup

This is the first thing to do because it needs to cool down. Add all the syrup ingredients except the espresso and ½ cup of the water to a pan and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes. Keep stirring all the time so it doesn’t stick. Let it cool down while you work on the next part of the recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this holiday after dinner drink with spiced rum and coffee liqueur.

Dissolve the espresso in a tablespoon of water then mix this into the cooled syrup. Give it at least half an hour in the refrigerator to cool down.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this holiday after dinner drink with spiced rum and coffee liqueur.

Finishing Touches for Gingerbread Latte Dessert Rum Cocktail

The next step in this spiced rum and coffee liqueur dessert drink is to run orange wedges around the rim of your cocktail glass. Next dip the moistened rim in the crushed cookies.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this holiday after dinner drink with spiced rum and coffee liqueur.

Add ice to a shaker then shake the milk, syrup, rum, and coffee liqueur in there. Pour into the prepare glass then add whipped cream, cookie crumbs and a cinnamon stick if you like.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

Variations for this Alcoholic Christmas Drink

This gingerbread rum cocktail can be made without the espresso if you want to leave out the coffee flavour. It can also be made dairy-free if you want to use a milk alternative, although it won’t be as thick and might taste slightly different.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

You can swap the gingerbread cookies for another kind if you prefer. Vanilla cookies would also be good. If you don’t have an orange wedge, you can dip the rim of the glass in orange juice (or coffee) instead.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

Any spiced dark rum will work here. Kraken 94 Proof is especially rich and delicious. If you aren’t fond of rum, Irish whiskey makes a great replacement or you could try brandy. Kahlua is tasty as a coffee liqueur or you could sub Tia Maria, Baileys, or a Feeney’s Irish Cream.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

The syrup you make for this gingerbread rum cocktail will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can add a splash to your morning coffee or drizzle it over ice cream. I guarantee you’ll use it all within the week!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

If you want to save time, you can use a readymade gingerbread coffee syrup, although depending on the brand and flavour you might have to tweak the amount you use in the cocktail. You might even want to add extra ginger since this holiday after dinner drink is great with a really big, bold hit of ginger in every sip.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

Can You Make This Spiced Rum and Coffee Liqueur Drink Ahead?

You can make the syrup several days ahead if you want. Just make sure you give it a good shake before use since the ingredients can separate. Another way of making this gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail is to use a crockpot! You don’t even have to let the syrup cool. Add everything to your slow cooker (except the whipped cream, cinnamon stick and orange wedge) and give the mixture at least an hour on Low, stirring periodically. Ladle the warm cocktail into a mug and decorate with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

So are you going to make this Christmas dessert cocktail chilled over ice or hot from the slow cooker? The crockpot version is best for making ahead since you can simply leave it gently simmering until you’re ready to serve it. Plus, when the weather is cold outside, a warm alcoholic Christmas drink is great for warming you up. So try this delicious gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail this Christmas and I’m sure you’ll love it!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. You will love this Christmas dessert cocktail.

If you like this Christmas dessert cocktail, you might also like Eggless Coquito Con Dulce De Leche – Puerto Rican Rum Eggnog, Toffee Apple Cider Fireball Hot Toddy or Sparkling Meyer Lemon Blackberry Jam Prosecco Cocktail.

Gingerbread Latte Dessert Rum Cocktail Recipe

Gingerbread Latte Dessert Rum Cocktail

Course: Drink
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cocktail, coffee
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Bella
This gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail is going to be the star of your holidays! It’s a mixture of spiced rum and coffee liqueur. This gingerbread rum cocktail makes a great alcoholic Christmas drink and holiday after dinner drink.
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Ingredients

Gingerbread Espresso Syrup (Makes enough for 8 cocktails)

  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon molasses
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract pure
  • 1/2 Cup Water plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/3 Cup instant espresso granules

Gingerbread Latte Dessert Cocktail

  • 1 Wedge orange
  • Gingerbread cookies for rimming and topping, Crushed finely
  • 3 1/2 Ounce whole milk
  • 1 Ounce gingerbread espresso syrup made above
  • 1 Ounce rum black spiced
  • 1/2 Ounce coffee liqueur
  • whipped cream for topping
  • cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

Gingerbread Espresso Syrup (Makes enough for 8 cocktails)

  • To a small saucepan, add granulated sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, molasses, vanilla extract, and ½ cup water. Stir together over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Once ingredients begin to boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Immediately transfer to a sealable heat-proof container and place in the refrigerator to cool while preparing the espresso in the next step. 
  • In a small bowl or cup, add instant espresso granules and 1 tablespoon water. Stir well until all granules have dissolved.  
  • Remove syrup from the refrigerator and stir-in the espresso mixture. Place syrup back into the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 minutes. 

Gingerbread Latte Dessert Cocktail

  • Run an orange wedge around the rim of your cocktail glass. Tilting the glass at a 45-degree angle, dip the dampened rim into a shallow plate of crumbled gingerbread cookies. Rotate the glass, continuing to dip its edge into the crumbs until the rim is well coated.  
  • Fill a cocktail shaker ½ full of ice. Add milk, gingerbread espresso syrup, black spiced rum, and coffee liqueur to the shaker. Secure the lid and shake until chilled throughout (about 20 seconds).
  • Pour into prepared cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of crumbled gingerbread cookies, and a cinnamon stick, if desired.   

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Spiced rum and coffee liqueur pair up to make a delicious gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail. This holiday after dinner drink can even be made in a crockpot for the Christmas festivities.

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  1. Sherry Campbell wrote:

    5 stars
    I really need to try this. Yum!

    Posted 11.7.21 Reply
  2. Amber Myers wrote:

    Yes please. I love gingerbread treats. I’d be all about this.

    Posted 11.9.21 Reply
  3. Monica Simpson wrote:

    I’m not much of a drinker but man this look so yummy! I would definitely try it.

    Posted 11.9.21 Reply
  4. 5 stars
    Oh Latte with a kick! Love it!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  5. Tisha wrote:

    5 stars
    This cocktail is perfect for a Christmas party

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply