Sugar Cookie Martini Recipes: Sweeten Up Your Cocktails

Published July 9, 2021
Sugar cookie martini with sprinkles rim

If you've been craving the perfect dessert drink but haven't found the right combination of flavors just yet, maybe it's time that you try out a sugar cookie martini or cocktail. With a variety of recipes, from classic concoctions to modern innovations, you can test out a couple of recipes to see which one hits the spot for you.

Sugar Cookie Martini

Given its cookie inspiration, this sugar cookie martini is a far cry from your typical gin martini, but it invokes the heady feeling of boozy baked goods with each mouthful that you take.

Sugar cookie martini with cookie rim

Ingredients

  • Simple syrup for garnish
  • Crushed sugar cookies for garnish
  • 2 ounces Irish cream
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Dip the rim of a coupe or martini glass into simple syrup and then dip it into a plate filled with crushed sugar cookies. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Irish cream, amaretto, and vanilla vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass.

Creamy Cookie Lemon Drop Cocktail

If you're not a huge fan of sugary cocktails, try out this creamy cookie lemon drop cocktail, which cuts away at the overpowering sweetness with its tart lemon base.

Cookie Lemon Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Splash heavy cream
  • ½ ounce limoncello
  • ¼ ounce amaretto
  • 2 ounces lemon vodka
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Cookie for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, sugar, heavy cream, limoncello, amaretto, lemon vodka, and vanilla vodka.
  2. Add ice and vigorously shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a poco grande glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a cookie.

Milk 'n Sugar Cookies Martini

There's nothing better to have with cookies than milk, and this milk 'n sugar cookies martini turns the warm milk of your yesteryears into your new favorite drink to have before bedtime or with some fresh-baked, homemade cookies.

Milk 'N Sugar Cookies Martini

Ingredients

  • Simple syrup for garnish
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 2 ounces RumChata
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Cookie for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dip the rim of a martini glass into simple syrup and then into the chocolate shavings. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the heavy cream, RumChata, nutmeg, and vanilla vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with a cookie.

Sugar Cookie Hot Toddy

Many dessert themed cocktails focus on creams as their bases, but for people who don't enjoy creamy drinks, try out this sugar cookie hot toddy instead.

Hot Toddy Martini

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ½ ounce honey
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • Sugar cookie for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small glass, pour the hot water.
  2. Add the honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, amaretto, and vanilla vodka.
  3. Stir together until mixed.
  4. Garnish with a sugar cookie.

Sugar Cookie Eggnog Martini

Eggnog is a must-have of the holiday season. Here's a delicious way to branch out from your regular recipe. Try a batch out at your next holiday party and see what your guests think.

Eggnog Martini at Christmas Time

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 ounces whole milk
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • Ground nutmeg and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and cream on low, whisking constantly.
  3. Whisk 4 tablespoons of hot milk and cream mixture 1 tablespoon at a time into the egg and sugar mixture. Return the remaining milk to the stove to low heat.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the simmering liquid in a thin, slow stream, whisking constantly.
  5. Remove from the heat and place the pan in a bowl of ice water. Stir until it cools.
  6. Refrigerate and stir in the vanilla vodka and amaretto when cool.
  7. Pour the drink into chilled martini glass.
  8. Garnish with a the nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Time to Tuck In Martini

The Friar Tuck cocktail is perfectly primed to be slightly adjusted into a sugar cookie cocktail, with its crème de cacao, amaretto, and heavy cream mixture, and this martini recipe takes its sugary goodness up a notch.

Chocolate Martini Cocktail in glass

Ingredients

  • Simple syrup for garnish
  • Demerara sugar for garnish
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1½ ounces dark crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in simple syrup and then in the sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the heavy cream, amaretto, dark crème de cacao, and vanilla vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Cookies 'n Hot Chocolate Martini

It's not unusual to try different flavors in your hot chocolate, like peppermint and vanilla. If you want to take a walk on the wild side with your usual dessert martini, give this cookie-flavored hot chocolate one a try; it has just enough of a kick to get you through the night.

Chocolate martini with spices and marshmallow on the rustic background

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ ounces unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ ounce Kahlúa
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Splash amaretto
  • Mini marshmallows for garnish
  • Star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon over medium heat. Stir for about 2-3 minutes or until fully heated together.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the Kahlúa, vanilla vodka, and amaretto.
  3. Pour the mixture into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with miniature marshmallows and a star anise.

Ways to Garnish a Sugar Cookie Cocktail

Sugar cookie cocktails are meant to be savory and sweet, and their garnishes should be just as delectable. Take a look at the different ways you can top off your sugar cookie martini with these fun ideas:

  • Crumble some sugar cookies and stick them to the rim of your cocktail for an explosion of sugar cookie flavor.
  • Cut out custom-shaped sugar cookies and place them on the rim of your cocktail for a post-drink snack.
  • Whipped cream and sprinkles can be a great way to bring out the inner childishness inspired by these cookie cocktails.
  • Coat the inside of your glass with dessert syrups like raspberry, chocolate, or caramel for some added sweetness.
  • Add a little food coloring to your cocktail to exude the perfect shade of your favorite sugar cookie's decorations.
  • For a simple garnish, toss a little bit of ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg on top.

Going Down to Cookie Town

While a sugar cookie cocktail probably isn't going to be your daily drink of choice, one of these six recipes is sure to make its way into your cocktail catalog for those days when you need a pick-me-up. Drink one of these and you'll find yourself on a different kind of sugar high that you won't be forgetting anytime soon.

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