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posted: 12/10/20

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This White Christmas Martini is the perfect holiday cocktail! Made with only three ingredients and so delicious, this is dessert in a glass, like a Christmas cookie martini!

christmas martini in glasses rimmed with gold sugar

Holiday season is such a happy time of year. But it can also be an incredibly stressful time of year. You are working so hard to make it magical for everyone, but you have to take care of yourself too.

It is a good time of year to remember to get enough sleep, drink enough water, and eat well rounded meals. (Listen, I’m talking to myself as much as I’m talking to you.) I need to remember to get some fresh air and get some stress relieving exercise in.

But it is also nice, once in a while, to enjoy a fancy martini by the fire place after the kids are in bed. This White Christmas Martini is a great way to enjoy a quiet moment. And this recipe is for two, so you could even invite someone to join you by the fire place.

How to Make a White Christmas Martini

This amazing Christmas martini drink comes together with just a few simple ingredients, three to be exact!

  • Rum Chata! It is what gives this drink it’s super creamy quality. If you have never had it before, it has a sweet cinnamon flavor to it that goes so well with the other two ingredients.
  • Vanilla Vodka! I am obsessed with vanilla vodka. I use it in this Apple Pie Bellini and these Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots in fall, but it really needed to be part of this White Christmas Martini too.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk! It makes this drink taste like a Christmas Cookie Martini.  I always have sweetened condensed milk on hand so I can make easy fudge recipes like this Easy Fireball Fudge Recipe.
overhead view of two christmas martini glasses rimmed with gold sugar

How to Garnish a White Christmas Martini

Half the fun in making a great cocktail is making it look pretty, right? I love this gold sugar. It is perfect for riming the glasses of holiday cocktails. I also used it when I made this Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail.

To garnish the rim:

  1. Dip the rim of the martini glass in some light corn syrup.
  2. Now dip it in gold sugar – easy to find at craft store or on Amazon.

To make the chocolate snowflakes:

  1. Melt some white chocolate according to package instructions.
  2. Put it in a ziplock bag and cut a small hole in the tip.
  3. Pipe the chocolate in a snowflake pattern on some wax paper.
  4. Allow them to dry then stick them to the prepared rim.

If your chocolate becomes too thick to work with from overheating, add a little vegetable shortening and it should thin out.

Still not sure how to garnish this Christmas vodka martini? Check out the video below!

two holiday martinis for christmas in glasses garnished with gold sugar

Holiday Party Appetizers

If you are throwing a cocktail party for the holidays, here are some great appetizers that would go perfectly with this simple martini.

Other Great Holiday Cocktails

If you are looking for other great cocktails to make for friends and family at the holidays try some of these:

two christmas martinis garnished and in front of holiday lights

If you make this White Christmas Martini or any of my other recipes leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

two christmas martinis garnished and in front of holiday lights
4.8 from 10 votes

White Christmas Martini

Serves: 2 cocktails
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This White Christmas Martini is the perfect holiday cocktail! Made with only three ingredients and so delicious, this is dessert in a glass, like a Christmas cookie martini! 

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Rum Chata
  • 4 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounce sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass with ice.  Stir to combine.  Strain into gold rimmed martini glasses.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
White Christmas Martini
two christmas martinis garnished and in front of holiday lights

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  1. Suzanne says

    This is so pretty! I love how simple the ingredient list is and how easy it is to make!

  2. VAnessa says

    Thanks for sharing! How long does it stay mixed?

  3. Elda Stewart says

    5 stars
    These are really good! I think they would be good for a “night cap” type of drink, or a dessert cocktail. I had some edible glitter sugar for rimming but wasn’t crazy about that lol. May put some cranberries on a toothpick for garnish since I didn’t get to make the snowflakes.

    • Lisa Longley says

      The cranberries sound great! Yeah, the edible sprinkles look pretty, but aren’t the most practical in the world. I’m glad you liked the cocktail!

  4. Anita says

    They look very elegant, and sound delicious

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Anita!

  5. clarissa says

    LISA I DONT DRINK MUCH BUT LOOK VERY GOOD.I WILL TRY. THANK.

  6. Trish says

    5 stars
    I am so excited ! I have all the ingredients for this and it’s the holidays and no where to go so I am going to surprise my hubs with a fancy drink!! I even have the gold sugar!!! Meant to be! whoopee!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love it, Trish!

  7. Gretchen says

    5 stars
    I just discovered a cocktail recently that is similar. It is called a cinnamon toast crunch. Rum chata, vanilla vodka, and fireball.

    • Lisa Longley says

      That sounds delicious, Gretchen!

  8. Jessica Ford says

    4 stars
    This was delicious but a little too sweet. I added some Fireball, and the spicy cinnamon was the perfect addition.

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