December can feel like the movie Groundhog’s Day at times, donning the same clothes, going to the same parties every year. But you know what can change all of that? Fancy Boozes, that’s what. Here are two more recipes to freshen up your Holiday Spirit.
The Oatmeal Cookie
Some may know this as a shot, others appreciate the sophisticated shape of the martini glass it is served in. Either way, be careful with the amount of alcohol in this one. They go down fast and easy.
- 1.5 oz Bailey’s (Irish Cream)
- 3/4 oz Buttershots
- 1/4 oz Goldschlager
- 1/2-1 oz cream
- cinnamon & sugar
Option: rim the glass with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Not necessary, but it sure takes a fancy drink up a notch.
Combine liquid ingredients over ice in shaker, shake, strain into chilled martini glass.
While the ingredients may make this drink sound heavy, if you go light on the cream, or use milk instead of cream, it isn’t the kind of cocktail to bog you down. It is sweet, obviously, but not cloying.
The Butter Martini
I know. Let me stop you and the Paula Deen jokes right there. This is an unexpected cocktail–it doesn’t taste like its ingredient list. Sometimes I think it might be better to make the drink before telling anyone its name.
- 2 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 1/2 oz Buttershots
- 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
Combine ingredients over ice in shaker, shake, strain into chilled martini glass.
Two things about this drink.
Number one, don’t worry about the pineapple juice. You cannot taste it. This martini tastes like a Werther’s Original candy without any of the syrupy quality.
Number two, taking the time to shake for 15 seconds or more will give you the tiny bits of ice in the glass which can help push the drink over the top.