Sugar Cookie Martini

Sugar Cookie Martini

Sugar Cookie Martini -- A sweet and festive holiday cocktail |

And it’s officially Christmas weekend! I have today off and have spent the day wrapping presents, making ice cream, and attempting to clean the mess that I let our apartment turn into over the past couple weeks. Vacation day? Was most definitely needed by me. Of course, short holiday vacations generally aren’t totally relaxing since there’s so much to get done and so many people to see… But I’m totally planning on staying in my pajamas and getting tons of reading done over the next couple days. That’s what Christmas means to me. Oh, and eating and drinking a ton, too. Perhaps a Sugar Cookie Martini? It’s super simple, requires very few ingredients, and will totally satisfy your holiday sweet tooth. Forget cookies; have a cocktail instead! That’s what Cocktail Friday is all about.

In case you couldn’t tell by the name, this is most definitely a dessert martini. (Duh). It’s sweet and strong and perfect for sipping on instead of eating sugar cookies. Or while eating sugar cookies. That would probably make it even better. Maybe just drink this instead of drinking eggnog. I promise it will satisfy you a whole lot more (and get who feeling a whole lot more relaxed…).

Sugar Cookie Martini (makes 2):
Print this recipe!

  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 3 oz. butterscotch schnapps
  • 3 oz. milk
  • Sprinkles for decorating rim


Start by wetting the rims of your martini glasses and covering them in sprinkles. Obviously this is optional, but I highly, highly recommend it.


Because it’s so pretty! Not totally Christmasy, but definitely sugar cookie-y. You could, of course, use red and green sprinkles only if you prefer.


Pour the vodka, butterscotch schnapps, and milk into a shaker filled with ice. And shake it up.


Pour into sprinkle-rimmed glasses.

Sugar Cookie Martini -- A sweet and festive holiday cocktail |

And you’re ready to drink a super pretty, cookielicious drink. Definitely a wonderful after-dinner sipper.

Sugar Cookie Martini -- A sweet and festive holiday cocktail |

Something tells me if you leave this drink out for Santa instead of a glass of milk, you’ll get some extra awesome presents under the Christmas tree.

Sugar Cookie Martini -- A sweet and festive holiday cocktail |

Though if you leave him this cocktail AND cookies, he might go into sugar overload and you’ll wake up to find him in your living room floor under the tree on Sunday morning. Could be an interesting experiment. Don’t tell him I said that.

Sugar Cookie Martini -- A sweet and festive holiday cocktail |

We’re spending the evening at home and then heading to my parents’ house for Christmas Eve. This is the first year Chris and I have had a Christmas tree in our apartment and we’re seriously loving it. I’m not going to want to take it down! Though I think we may have gone a bit overboard on gifts this year…


Merry Christmas to all of our readers who celebrate! I hope you all have glorious weekends filled with good food, family, friends, and relaxation. And, of course, Happy Cocktail Friday!

How are you spending the holidays? What will you be sipping on?


Sugar Cookie Martini -- A sweet and festive holiday cocktail |

16 Responses to "Sugar Cookie Martini"

  1. Love this! Have a wonderful holiday weekend:-)

  2. Michelle says:

    I am totally with you on relaxing in my PJs, sleeping in, and doing lots of reading and blogging! Merry Christmas!

  3. Love these photos with the sparkling lights in the background. Today is definitely one for relaxing and eating! Happy holidays.

  4. Kelsey says:

    This sounds really good. Outback had a gingerbread martini, but this sounds better.

  5. This looks awesome – hope you had a great Christmas!!

  6. em says:

    have i told you how much i love your drink posts, sues?!
    this sounds super cozy! love the tree in your apt, too. i almost got a real one this year but decided against it at the last minute. maybe next year?
    i spent the holidays with family…and although i love fun drinks, my fave is definitely bell’s christmas ale…soo good.

  7. kitchenbelle says:

    I LOVE this idea! So pretty, so festive! What a fun dinner party drink.

  8. looks excellent girls and so festive too <3

  9. Bridget says:

    Your tree looks fabulous! Hope you two had an awesome Christmas! Last one as a non-married couple 😉

  10. Susan says:

    Love your tree and the martini photos! Hope you and Christ had a lovely weekend relaxing.

  11. Monique says:

    i got one for you girlies! Chocolate covered pretzel martinis!
    1 part whipped cream vodka, 2 parts frangelico. Salted rim! Hope you had a fabulous holiday!

  12. Karen says:

    Your tree is beautiful!! Enjoy these days…..the memories will come back to “kiss you on the cheek.”

  13. Kerstin says:

    The sprinkles around the rim are just so festive – love this!

  14. Party Princess says:

    Okay sounds delish… but I tried and no bueno… mind you it may have been by error by using fat free milk instead of whole milk? I will definitely try again with whole milk and then update everyone 🙂

  15. Sues says:

    @Party Princess- Unfortunately, skim milk definitely doesn’t work here. You need the whole milk for the creaminess otherwise the drink will be kind of watery and not great! 🙂

  16. Dawn Davidson says:

    Sues, I tried this at the tavern where I tend bar. I think we preferred it when we switched up the recipe to the following: Less vodka, more butterscotch schnapps and half/half instead of milk. We finally found that “sweet spot” for this drink. It was delish….. Thank you so much for your post!!!!

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