I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite holiday cocktail—the Sugar Cookie Martini. This is a Christmas martini for those of us who have a sweet tooth and a deep appreciation for all things Christmas cookies!
It’s sweet, creamy, rich, and has the delicate vanilla flavor of your favorite frosted sugar cookie (with sprinkles!). And while it tastes like an innocent sugar cookie, it definitely has a boozy kick that will add a little holly jolly to your holidays!
I love this Christmas martini because not only does it taste incredible, but it’s also supremely adorable and festive. I mean, friends, we rim the martini glass with frosting and sprinkles! This cocktail will be the talk of your holiday party.
The flavor key here is vanilla-flavored vodka, which is an easy find at any major supermarket or liquor store. Let’s make this martini!
What does this Christmas martini taste like?
It tastes exactly how you’d expect from the name—like a really great sugar cookie! It is sweet, buttery, rich, and packed with vanilla flavor. It’s basically a drinkable, boozy cookie.
What kind of alcohol is in it?
The vanilla vodka is an absolute must here—it has a less aggressive flavor than plain vodka, and has just a touch of sweetness. It’s what makes your sugar cookie martini taste like a sugar cookie! You’ll also want to pick up some amaretto and a bottle of Irish cream.
Most liquor stores or supermarkets (if you live in a state where you can get alcohol at the grocery store!) will sell all three.
How can I make this cocktail extra festive?
You can’t have a Christmas sugar cookie without frosting and sprinkles! To make this Christmas martini extra festive, spread some frosting along the rim of your glass, and dip the rim into a shallow dish of sprinkles.
If you want to skip rimming the glass, add an extra teaspoon of powdered sugar to the martini to substitute for the frosting’s sweetness.
How do I make a sugar cookie martini?
Get out your cocktail shaker, and get ready to shake! Combine all the ingredients in your shaker, mix that baby up, and pour into your glass. Easy as that.
Can I make a sugar cookie martini in advance for a crowd?
Sure can! Multiply the recipe by how many servings you like, and then mix it up and stash it in the fridge for easy cocktails during your holiday gathering. It should last in the fridge for up to a week.