Happy Martini Monday!! Christmas is one of my favorite times of year - family, friends, fun and FABULOUS cocktails! Here are a few of my Holiday inspired favorites. Enjoy!
#1. Winter Wonderland Martini
I just want to dive into this drink...it's like a cloud I promise you. If you like Pina Coladas, you will love this. A little vodka rather than all rum makes this drink perfect for the holidays.
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1 ounce coconut rum
1/3 cup chilled coconut cream (not coconut water)
Shake the ingredients together and top with toasted coconut flakes. Heaven.
#2. White Chocolate Martini
This is one RICH, DELICIOUS martini, perfect as a dessert!
1.5 ounces of white chocolate liqueur (I LOVE the Godiva brand)
1.5 ounces creme de cacao
splash of premium vodka (or a little more if you're like me)
2 ounces of half and half
Shake all ingredients together and topped with shaved chocolate - dark chocolate is perfect for this because it cuts the sweetness a little. I like to stick a strawberry on the glass as well.
3. Santa's Sleigh Martini
This little baby is eggnog with a twist of fabulous. Cut out the plain old eggnog and surprise everyone with this alternative!
To make several:
2 cups eggnog
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 scoops vanilla ice cream (BLUE BELL!!!!)
Throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Poor in chilled glasses and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Yum...
#4. White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Another perfect dessert martini with a holiday touch.
2.5 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
1/2 ounce white chocolate liqueur
Shake all ingredients together. Glasses are especially pretty when rimmed in red sugar!!
Happy Martini Monday and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!