While the Winter Peppermint Martini is inspired by the winter season, its universal appeal makes it a perfect choice for any occasion, any time of the year. Whether you’re cozied up by a fireplace or lounging on a sunny patio, this cocktail brings joy and festivity to your moments.
The base of our Winter Peppermint Martini is vanilla vodka. It embodies the classic smooth, clean taste of the classic spirit but with a subtle vanilla sweetness added to the mix. For those of you who have been keeping up with my latest seasonal cocktails, you’ll know how much I love flavored vodkas, but more specifically vanilla vodka. It offers a warm yet creamy taste, with that distinct vanilla aroma that I personally find so comforting.
Next up is white chocolate liqueur, which brings a velvety richness to the cocktail. Its sweet, buttery white chocolate notes perfectly complement the vanilla vodka, creating a decadent foundation for the other ingredients. Here’s where the winter magic happens! Peppermint schnapps infuses a refreshing, cool breeze into the drink. Its minty flavor cuts through the sweetness, adding a crisp, invigorating layer that reminds you of a frosty winter morning.
To round off the edges and add a luscious creaminess, heavy cream is the perfect addition. It melds the flavors together, ensuring each sip is smooth like dessert in a glass! Finally, A dash of blue curaçao brings a playful color to the martini, giving it an icy, wintry look. This orange-flavored liqueur adds a subtle citrusy note, balancing the sweetness and adding depth to the flavor profile.
The Winter Peppermint Martini is served in a classic coupe glass. This elegant glassware not only looks sophisticated but also enhances the sipping experience. The wide brim allows the aromas to tantalize your senses before each sip. And for that extra festive touch, rimming the glass with vanilla icing and sprinkles adds a playful, decorative element.
Step 1: Pour all ingredients into a shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.
Step 2: Strain the mixture into a coupe glass.
In sum, the Winter Peppermint Martini is more than just a drink; Each ingredient plays a crucial role in crafting a cocktail that’s as delightful to look at as it is to sip. It’s a cocktail that’s smooth, rich, creamy and absolutely stunning! Try this recipe out over the weekend, I know it’ll be a sure hit.
For an Extra Touch: Rim your glass with vanilla icing & sprinkles. Stick it in the freezer for a bit so that it holds together.