Serves: 1 cocktail.Start by making the Gingerbread Syrup:
1) Simmer water, sugar, ginger, cloves and cinnamon for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 175 ml.
2) Pour hot syrup through a fine sieve and chill. Leave to stand for 20 minutes before using, to allow all sediment to settle at the bottom.
To make one Martini:
3) Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka and gingerbread syrup. Cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds,until combined and chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.