Give happy hour a festive Christmas dessert twist with a Sugar Cookie Martini! Creamy and indulgent with a smooth, buttery finish and a festive, sprinkle rimmed glass, this dessert cocktail recipe tastes like your favorite sugar cookie in boozy liquid form!
Update: This post was originally published in March 2018. I made edits to the post below to include more information about this recipe for sugar cookie martinis.
Hi, friends! I hope the week has been treating good. But honestly, whether it’s been good, bad, or somewhere in between, it is about to get at least TEN times better! Because, today is Thirsty Thursday and we are going to do it up right with a cocktail of EPIC proportions!
About this sugar cookie martini
This cocktail tastes EXACTLY like it sounds… like a sugar cookie gone wild and fancy free as a bodacious, boozy libation.
Decadent, rich, creamy, indulgent and sweet with a smooth, buttery finish, this cocktail is the adult way to do dessert!
Lined with a sugary, sprinkle coated rim, this sugar cookie cocktail is basically LIFE.
I mean, seriously, who wants to slave away in the kitchen making cookies (I see you stand mixer, mixing bowls, sheet pan, and oven), when you can enjoy your favorite cookie in smooth, liquid form… and in a fraction of the time?!?
Exactly. Riddle me that.
What is a Christmas martini?
A Christmas martini cocktail is a type of dessert cocktails which takes your favorite holiday dessert and transforms it into an alcoholic mixed drink. It’s a great way for adults to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings – without actually slaving away in the kitchen. Sweet Christmas martinis are perfect for those who prefer to drink their dessert.
What does a Christmas cookie martini taste like?
Honestly, this drink tastes exactly like Christmas sugar cookies. It’s ideally sweet, beautifully buttery and perfectly rich with the perfect hint of almond flavor. Essentially, it’s a cookie in drinkable, boozy form.
What alcohol for a cookie martini?
The secret ingredient that takes this cocktail from ho-hum to next level is vanilla vodka. It’s less harsh and more mellow than regular vodka and it has an added hint of sweetness that makes it perfection. You’ll also need some Amaretto and Irish Cream.
Can I batch this sugar cookie cocktail in advance?
You can absolutely make a sugar cookie martini ahead of time if serving a crowd! Simply multiply the recipe by how many serving you need, then shake it up and store it in the refrigerator for easy serving. These Christmas martinis should last for up to one week in the fridge.
Perfect for thirsty Thursday, celebrating the weekend, entertaining or simply as dessert, you need this Sugar Cookie Cocktail in your bartending arsenal!
Until next week, friends, cheers – to candy coated cocktails!
Craving MORE? Follow all the deliciousness on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!
More dessert cocktails!
If you are searching for more cozy cocktails, check out these delicious favorites:
P.S If you enjoy chocolate sugar cookies, decorate the inside of your glassware with this simple chocolate sauce for drizzling!
How to make Sugar Cookie Cocktail recipe👇
Sugar Cookie Cocktail
- 4 ounces Vanilla Vodka
- 4 ounces Irish Cream Liqueur (substitute: Bailey's Irish Cream)
- 4 ounces Half and Half (substitute: Whole Milk)
- 2 ounces Amaretto
- 2 tsp Agave - plus more for rim
- ¼ tsp Almond Extract (substitute: Natural Butter Extract)
- Ice Cubes
Optional for Garnish: sprinkles, whipped cream, miniature sugar cookies
- Rim Martini Glasses: Coat the rim of 2 glasses with agave and dip in either sprinkles or cinnamon-sugar. Set aside.
- Shake Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, combine the vodka, Irish Cream, half and half, amaretto, agave and extract. Add the ice, then close the lid. Shake until cool to the touch, at least 15 seconds.
- Pour, garnish and enjoy: Strain the cocktail into martini glasses. Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles and a mini sugar cookie. Enjoy immediately.
©No Spoon Necessary. All images and content are under copyright protection. Please do not use any images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe please do not list instructions, instead link directly back to this post.
I can’t find Bom Bom bear me. What other alcohol can be substituted for this?
Cheyanne Bany says
For the closest flavor match, you could substitute Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon Irish Cream. Or, Bailey’s Almande (almond milk liqueur) would taste good in this cocktail, although it isn’t an exact flavor match. Let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers!
You and your boozy coctails! Although I don’t like some strong kinds of alcohol lile vodka, your creations alway sound irresistibly delicious and decadent. Now, don’t call me a food deviant, but I’m thinking it would be great to serve or even dip some sugar cookies into this coctail haha.
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen says
You are SO inventive with your cocktails, Cheyanne. Dessert in liquid form – what a great idea! I will have to be on the look out for some Bom Bom Nilli Vanilli (love that name!)
You’re the queen of cocktails friend and I’m loving this sugar cookie inspired libation! I’ve never heard of Bom Bom Nilli Vanilli and the name alone makes me want to buy it. lol . This is so fun and festive…cheers!
Kevin O'Leary says
I love the colorful sugar around the rim! Beautiful!
Let me just say that I LOVE how you tackle Thirsty Thursday, Chey! This cocktail looks incredible!! Really, who doesn’t want a boozy, liquid sugar cookie!?
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says
Oh my gosh Cheyanne! Where do you come up with these delicious ideas?! Love this dessert/beverage combo! I’m really thinking I need to find myself some of that Bom Bom Nilli Vanilli!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
WHAT? This is sheer brilliance! I looooove sugar cookies. And I love booze–how have I never combined them before? Just gimme one of these cocktails and maybe a sugar cookie to go with it and I’m good for the weekend :). Happy almost-Friday, Chey!
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
This is off the charts awesome! Love it 😉
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
OMG! This is genius Chey! I have never heard of Bom Bom, but you can bet I’ll be getting familiar real soon! I LOVE the colored sugar rim! This one sounds just delicious. I can’t wait to give it a try. Cheers to the weekend and a few of these yummy cocktails!
[email protected] says
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! This sounds so delicious and I absolutely love the presentation! You make the most attractive drinks! This takes ‘cute cocktail’ to a whole new level! Cheers! XOXO
[email protected]'s Recipes says
Sugar cookie in cocktail form…how fun!