SPICED BAILEY’S MARTINI ft Vaughnette Bigford
It's a toast to mom, as Joel makes this stimulating Bailey's cocktail for jazz queen Vaughnette Bigford.
2 oz Baileys
1 oz vodka
For the ginger spiced syrup;
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 1½-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
4 – 5 cloves
Garnish – Cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon
- Make the syrup. Place the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil stirring intermittently. When the sugar is dissolved, reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- To assemble the cocktail :
Add 2 – 3 cubes ice in a short glass. Add 1 oz of the infused syrup. Add the vodka and top with the Baileys.
Sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon and add the cinnamon stick. Serve and enjoy.