While I admit I do love snow and cold weather, my absolute favorite part of winter is the fabulous cocktails people come up with every year. From peppermint mimosas to anything involving chocolate, there are still plenty of delicious drinks to make even when the holidays come to an end.
Here’s one that is probably going to be my new favorite — a salted caramel martini. Just like peppermint and chocolate, salt and caramel somehow just go together and are the perfect pair for the cold days ahead.
Want to keep your salted caramel martini pretty simple? Try out this recipe from Eleven Magnolia Lane. It uses just four ingredients: salted caramel vodka (this recipe suggests using the one from Pinnacle), caramel liquor, caramel syrup and simple syrup.
Just shake up the liquors and vodka, add the caramel syrup and pour it into a chilled glass with a salted rim. Yum!
If you’d like a salted caramel martini that’s a bit fancier, this recipe from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie features warm caramel. This recipe also calls for fleur de sel, butterscotch schnapps, Baileys Irish cream and milk. This time, you’ll line the rim in caramel as well as salt. Yum!
If you love the caramel flavor in these drinks, here’s another you’ll definitely want to try. Despite the name, you can drink this chocolatey Santa’s Sin cocktail all winter long. It calls for only three main ingredients: Stoli Salted Karamel vodka, Rumchata and hot chocolate. If you want to make the drink even more decadent, you could also drizzle some warm caramel on top.
Will you be making a salted caramel martini this winter?