If you’ve had your fill of cocoa, you may want to turn your attention to a more adult beverage this holiday season. It still has chocolate flavor, but it’s also got vodka for when the holidays get a little stressful.
The snowflake martini is perfectly festive and so sip-able you’ll forget all about how hectic the holiday season is and start feeling the magic of Christmas once more!
This recipe from Cooking With Curls calls for vanilla-flavored vodka, peppermint schnapps, white chocolate liqueur and cream to create a martini that’s fit for the season. If you wet the rim of the glass and add sugar crystals, the drink becomes an icy creation that truly lives up to its “snowflake” namesake:
The Cooking With Curls version even substitutes the cream for cashew milk, so you can customize this drink to fit your dietary needs and taste preferences as you please.
Or you can really mix things up and take an entirely different route! If you’re over the snow and would rather be sipping a drink on a beach somewhere, this tropical take on the snowflake martini is the one for you! A recipe from 3 Yummy Tummies proves that you can have yourself a blue, blue, blue Christmas by mixing together vodka, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and cream of coconut. Instead of sugar, use coconut on the rim for a drink that’ll make your tropical dreams come true — at least as far as taste is concerned.
If you’re looking for even more ways to ditch the traditional eggnog scene, you can also try martini versions of some of your other winter favorites. This peppermint mocha martini from The Blond Cook, for example, is different from your go-to coffee order, but still contains peppermint mocha coffee creamer — it just happens to be mixed with vodka and peppermint schnapps.
Meanwhile, sipping on this gingerbread cookie martini once the holiday baking commences might make the process even more enjoyable. A recipe from Kate La Vie will satisfy your cookie cravings considering it’s made up of gingerbread syrup, vodka, Bailey’s and cream. Oh, and did I mention there are crushed gingerbread cookies on the rim?
Now that you’ve got these recipes, Christmas is about to get all the merrier! Because remember — all of your favorite pies make great cocktails, too!
Whether you’re recreating a snowflake or a cookie, there’s no going wrong when converting the best elements of the holidays into adult beverages.