Sugar Cookie Cocktail

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Cocktail History

The Sugar Cookie Cocktail is a vanilla vodka cocktail that was created by Jassy Davis and included in her book Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter. In the author’s words, it’s a “slightly ridiculous, definitely extravagant, and wonderfully indulgent” take on a cookie in drink form that pairs flavored vodka with amaretto liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, heavy cream, sugar, and sprinkles.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Vanilla Vodka: This is the base spirit. We used Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka because it lends tasty vanilla flavor to recipes and is fairly inexpensive.

Amaretto Liqueur: This adds nutty almond flavor and sweetens the drink. We went with Amaretto Di Amore because it features strong almond flavors and is nice and smooth.

Irish Cream Liqueur: This adds creaminess and a hint of Irish whiskey flavor. We used Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur for its exceptional creaminess and flavor.

Heavy Cream: This gives the drink its creamy texture. We typically use half & half instead of heavy cream because it’s flavorful while still being lighter on the calories, but you can also use heavy cream or milk.

Simple Syrup: This is a sweetener made with sugar and water. You can buy bottled simple syrup in a store, but we made ours at home using Alex’s recipe because it tastes better fresh and is very easy to make.

Sprinkles: These are the garnish. We used the small round sprinkles, and it took at least three tries to get them to look halfway decent, so we’d recommend using a larger type if you want to rim the glass with them.

Tasting Notes

The Sugar Cookie Cocktail features the aromas of vanilla, the crunch of the sprinkles, and the taste of the cream with notes of vanilla and almond.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both liked this festive dessert drink! It’s creamy, full bodied with a hint of nuttiness, and vanilla forward, and it really does taste like you’re drinking a home-baked sugar cookie, just in cocktail form. We probably wouldn’t make it again because we like a few other dessert drinks more, but it’s definitely worth trying at least once.

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter by Jassy Davis.

AuthorWinter WarmersPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 ¾ oz Vanilla Vodka
 ¾ oz Amaretto Liqueur
 1 ¾ oz Irish Cream Liqueur
 ½ oz Heavy Cream
 ½ oz Homemade Simple Syrup
 Sprinkles

Method
1

Pour sprinkles onto a plate, rub outer rim of glass with simple syrup, and roll glass in sprinkles until coated.

2

Add vanilla vodka, amaretto liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, heavy cream, and ice to a shaker.

3

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

4

Strain into sprinkle-rimmed cocktail glass.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ¾ oz Vanilla Vodka
 ¾ oz Amaretto Liqueur
 1 ¾ oz Irish Cream Liqueur
 ½ oz Heavy Cream
 ½ oz Homemade Simple Syrup
 Sprinkles

Directions

Method
1

Pour sprinkles onto a plate, rub outer rim of glass with simple syrup, and roll glass in sprinkles until coated.

2

Add vanilla vodka, amaretto liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, heavy cream, and ice to a shaker.

3

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

4

Strain into sprinkle-rimmed cocktail glass.

Sugar Cookie Cocktail

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More Christmas Cocktails

If you like this Christmas cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Grand Galliano: A low-proof cocktail made with Liquore Galliano L’Autentico, Grand Marnier, heavy cream, an orange twist, and grated nutmeg

 Holiday Gin Mule: A blackcurrant gin cocktail made with apple cinnamon syrup, lime juice, ginger beer, rosemary, and cranberries

 Winter Berry Gin Fizz: A gin cocktail made with lime juice, cranberry syrup, raspberry liqueur, soda water, cranberries, and rosemary

 Hot Peppermint Patty: A low-proof cocktail made with milk, white peppermint schnapps, dark crème de cacao, white crème de menthe, cocoa powder, whipped cream, and grated chocolate

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