Sugar Cookie Martini Christmas Cocktail


Step into the holiday season with a twist on tradition – our Sugar Cookie Martini is a festive cocktail that tastes just like your favorite holiday treat! Imagine sipping on the sweet, creamy essence of a sugar cookie, transformed into an elegant martini. Get ready to dazzle your taste buds and guests with this simple yet stunning holiday delight.

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What Makes This Christmas Martini Special?

The Sugar Cookie Martini is not just a drink; it’s like a liquid, boozy sugar cookie in a glass. It’s sweet, buttery, rich, and bursting with vanilla flavor. This Christmas cookie cocktail martini is the epitome of holiday indulgence, offering the delightful experience of sipping on your favorite festive cookie.

How To Make a Sugar Cookie Martini

Whip up a festive Sugar Cookie Martini with this simple recipe, blending vanilla vodka, Irish cream, and amaretto for a deliciously sweet holiday treat.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare your martini glass by spreading vanilla frosting around the rim and then dipping it into sprinkles. Set the glass aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vanilla vodka, Irish cream, milk, amaretto, powdered sugar, and ice.
  3. Shake the mixture vigorously for at least 15 seconds to ensure it’s well mixed and chilled.
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into the prepared martini glass.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy the festive flavors.


Vanilla Vodka: This is the key ingredient that gives the martini its primary sugar cookie flavor, infusing the drink with a sweet, vanilla essence.

Irish Cream: Adds a creamy, smooth texture and a slight whiskey flavor to the martini, enhancing its richness.

Amaretto: Contributes a sweet, almond-like flavor, complementing the vanilla and adding depth to the overall taste.

Whole Milk: Used to create a creamy base for the martini, balancing the alcohol and adding to the drink’s smooth texture.

Powdered Sugar: Adds sweetness to the martini, enhancing the sugar cookie taste.

Ice: Chills the ingredients when shaken together, ensuring the martini is served cold.

Vanilla Frosting (for rimming the glass): Used to rim the martini glass, adding an extra layer of sweetness and a festive look.

Sprinkles (for rimming the glass): Adds a colorful, festive decoration to the rim of the glass, enhancing the visual appeal of the drink.

Making the Cocktail Extra Festive: To elevate the festiveness of your Sugar Cookie Martini, rim your martini glass with vanilla frosting and dip it into a plate of colorful sprinkles. If you prefer not to rim the glass, you can add an extra teaspoon of powdered sugar to the cocktail for added sweetness.

Sugar Cookie Martini Christmas Cocktail

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Whip up a festive Sugar Cookie Martini, a delightful blend of vanilla vodka, Irish cream, and amaretto, garnished with frosting and sprinkles for the perfect holiday cheer!


  • 1 1/2 ounces 1 1/2 Vanilla Vodka: Adds the primary sugar cookie flavor to the martini.

  • 1 1/2 ounces 1 1/2 Irish Cream: Contributes creaminess and a smooth whiskey flavor.

  • 2 ounces 2 Whole Milk: Creates a creamy base, balancing the alcohol.

  • 1 ounce 1 Amaretto: Adds a sweet, almond-like flavor.

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Powdered Sugar: Enhances the sweetness, complementing the sugar cookie taste.

  • Ice: For chilling the mixture in the shaker.

  • Vanilla Frosting (for rimming the glass): Adds extra sweetness and a festive touch.

  • Sprinkles (for rimming the glass): Provides a colorful, decorative rim.


  • Spread vanilla frosting around the rim of a martini glass and dip it into a shallow dish of sprinkles, then set the glass aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 1/2 ounces of vanilla vodka, 1 1/2 ounces of Irish cream, 2 ounces of whole milk, 1 ounce of amaretto, and 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar.
  • Fill the shaker with ice to chill the ingredients.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously for at least 15 seconds to ensure it’s well mixed and chilled.
  • Strain the cocktail into the prepared martini glass, leaving the ice behind.
  • Optionally, garnish with a small sugar cookie or a sprinkle of nutmeg on top, and serve your festive Sugar Cookie Martini immediately.

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Tips and Tricks

Chill Your Glasses: For an extra frosty experience, chill your martini glasses in the freezer before serving. This keeps your cocktail delightfully cold and adds a touch of elegance to your presentation.

Quality Ingredients Matter: Use high-quality vanilla vodka and Irish cream for the best flavor. The better the ingredients, the more delicious your martini will taste.

Adjust Sweetness to Taste: If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, reduce the amount of powdered sugar or vanilla frosting. Conversely, for a sweeter drink, feel free to add a bit more.

Experiment with Milk Alternatives: For a different twist, try using almond milk or another non-dairy milk in place of whole milk. This can add a unique flavor and cater to those with dietary preferences.

Get Creative with Garnishes: While sprinkles and frosting make for a festive rim, don’t be afraid to experiment with other garnishes like a cinnamon stick, a small sugar cookie, or a dusting of nutmeg for added holiday flair.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your Sugar Cookie Martini in a frosted martini glass for an extra touch of elegance. It’s best enjoyed fresh, so make sure to serve it right after preparation.

Making in Advance for a Crowd

If you’re hosting a holiday party, you can easily multiply this recipe to cater to your guests. Mix the cocktail in a larger quantity and store it in the refrigerator. It can be kept for up to a week, making it perfect for preparing ahead of time.

Nutritional Information

Each serving of the Sugar Cookie Martini contains approximately 590 calories. It’s a rich and indulgent treat perfect for special holiday occasions.

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Wrapping Up

As you savor the last sip of your Sugar Cookie Martini, you’ll find that bringing the joy of holiday cookies into a glass is both delightful and surprisingly simple. Whether for a cozy night in or as the star of your holiday party, this martini is sure to become a festive favorite. Cheers to a season filled with sweet memories and even sweeter cocktails!


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