Sweeten Your Holidays with the Sugar Cookie Martini – A Christmas Classic Reimagined

Ah, the holidays! A time of joy, warmth, and let’s not forget—delicious cocktails. What if we told you that you could combine the irresistible flavor of your favorite Christmas cookies with the pleasure of a classic martini? Meet the Sugar Cookie Martini, a holiday cocktail that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also adds a sprinkle of festive flair to your celebrations.

What Makes a Sugar Cookie Martini Special?

Imagine sipping on a sugar cookie. Sounds heavenly, right? The Sugar Cookie Martini is a delightful blend of vanilla vodka, Irish cream, whole milk, and amaretto, balanced out with a touch of powdered sugar. The real show-stopper, though, is the frosted and sprinkle-rimmed glass that takes you straight back to childhood memories of decorating Christmas cookies.

The Flavor Profile: A Symphony of Sweets

The cocktail plays on the theme of a sugar cookie, capturing its essence in liquid form. The vanilla vodka is the star ingredient here, lending a buttery richness, while the Irish cream adds depth and creamy texture. The amaretto gives it a subtle nutty finish, and the powdered sugar helps to recreate that fresh-out-of-the-oven sweetness we all love in a sugar cookie.

How to Make it Extra Festive

The holidays are all about going the extra mile, and this cocktail allows you to do just that. The rim of the martini glass is adorned with vanilla frosting and colorful sprinkles, making this drink as Instagram-worthy as it is delicious. Trust us, this will be the talk of your holiday party!

Can You Make it in Advance?

Absolutely! If you’re hosting a large gathering, you can pre-mix a batch and store it in the refrigerator. Just remember to add the sprinkles and frosting to the glass right before serving to maintain that wow factor.

Let’s Shake it Up: The Recipe

Ready to impress your guests with this festive concoction? Here’s how to make your own Sugar Cookie Martini:

Sugar Cookie Martini

Sugar Cookie Martini Cocktail Recipe

Get ready to dazzle your holiday guests with a Sugar Cookie Martini that’s the epitome of Christmas cheer in a glass! This cocktail delivers the sugary bliss of a classic holiday cookie, but with a grown-up twist.

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Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?


  • Vanilla frosting
  • sprinkles

Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Prepare the Glass – Generously apply vanilla frosting around the rim of your martini glass. Next, pour your chosen sprinkles into a saucer and dip the frosted rim into the sprinkles. Set the embellished glass aside for now.
  • Shake It Up – In your trusty cocktail shaker, bring together the vanilla vodka, Irish cream, whole milk, amaretto, powdered sugar, and ice. Seal it and give it a hearty shake for at least 15 seconds to ensure all the ingredients are well-blended and chilled.
  • Pour and Serve – Once shaken, strain your delightful mixture into the prepped martini glass. Your Sugar Cookie Martini is ready to enchant!

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Pro Tip:
For those opting out of the frosting rim, simply toss in an extra teaspoon of powdered sugar into the shaker. This will ensure your martini retains that sugary charm we all adore. Cheers!


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 94mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.02mg

Course Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword Beverage, Christmas Cocktails, Cocktail, Drink