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santa clausmopolitan is a festive twist on the classic cosmopolitan martini, although as expected, this martini is a sweeter version of the tasty cocktail that tastes more like a holiday dessert and pairs well with holiday appetizers, ho ho ho

Santa Clausmopolitan

Santa Clausmopolitan. Yes, a Santa Clausmopolitan is a twist on a favorite martini called the Cosmopolitan, but a pun on words using Santa Claus, of course! It is an adorable name for a delicious cocktail. What better drink to get you in the Christmas spirit, but a Santa Clausmopolitan? I certainly cannot think of anything merrier to serve alongside a holiday dessert this Christmas season!

Cosmopolitan Martini Twist

A cosmopolitan martini has been around for what seems like forever. Do you remember Sex In The City with the infamous Carrie Bradshaw and her girlfriends? She basically invented the 1990s martini that is more commonly called a Cosmo for short.

I’m dating myself right now, but back in the 1990s, we didn’t have all the flavored vodkas or cordials that we have nowadays. A cosmopolitan was somewhat innovative back then. And it consisted of citron vodka, triple sec, a splash or cranberry juice, and a lemon twist. I loved the look of a cosmos in a funky martini glass, but just wasn’t a fan of the taste. It was too lemony/alcohol-y for my taste back then. These days, I’m a much bigger fan. Although, this Santa Clausmopolitan is more my style with the sweet addition of peach schnapps and vanilla vodka versus citron vodka

Santa Clausmopolitan Ingredients

I try to create cocktail recipes that do not include non-alcohol ingredients in them. However, sometimes you need to make an exception here and there. A Santa Clausmopolitan is a drink that I have made such an exception because what would a Santa martini be without a deep red color? It wouldn’t be as festive and that just cannot be. Therefore, cranberry juice, is essential to this recipe!

Cosmopolitan Ingredients

  • 3 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • A good splash Cranberry Juice

Glass Garnish

  • Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 Marshmallow

Instructions

Garnishing The Glass

  • Using a butter knife, spread vanilla 1/2″ of vanilla frosting along the rim of the martini glass, making sure to cover it all the way around.
  • Slice a marshmallow almost all the way through.
  • Spread vanilla frosting on the marshmallow.
  • Wrap the marshmallow around the stem of the martini glass, directly below the actual glass.
  • Add additional frosting to the seam of the marshmallow to make sure it stays.

Mixing Up The Santa Clalusmopolitan

  • Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice.
  • Measure and pour all martini ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Pour into garnished martin glass.

More Holiday Drinks

If you are like me, you enjoy yummy holiday drinks while you are celebrating throughout December. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some red wine, but sometimes you want something more fun, especially when you are entertaining. Mixing up some delicious holiday cocktails are an extension of cooking, in my opinion.

Here are some other must try holiday drinks:

White Christmas Martini

Gingerbread Martini

Candy Cane Martini

Sugar Cookie Martini

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Holiday Desserts

And what would the holidays be without delectable holiday desserts? They would be pretty depressing, if you ask me! Check out these easy holiday dessert recipes that you can whip up this year or throughout the year – it doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy Christmas Crack!

Christmas Crack

Cannoli Dip

Rolo Cookies

Pecan Caramel Cheesecake

Holiday Appetizers

Want some easy to make holiday appetizers that taste delicious? Try making these recipes, you won’t be disappointed!

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Charcuterie Boards

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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santa clausmopolitan is a festive twist on the classic cosmopolitan martini, although as expected, this martini is a sweeter version of the tasty cocktail that tastes more like a holiday dessert and pairs well with holiday appetizers, ho ho ho
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Santa Clausmopolitan

A Santa Clausmopolitan is a sweeter version of the first fruity martini – the Cosmopolitan
Course Drinks
Keyword holiday, martini, sweet martini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

Martini Ingredients

  • 3 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 splash Cranberry Juice

Glass Garnish

  • Vanilla Frosting for garnish
  • 1 Marshmallow for garnish

Instructions

Garnishing The Martini Glass

  • Using a butter knife, spread vanilla 1/2" of vanilla frosting along the rim of the martini glass, making sure to cover it all the way around.
  • Slice a marshmallow almost all the way through.
  • Spread vanilla frosting on the marshmallow.
  • Wrap the marshmallow around the stem of the martini glass, directly below the actual glass. Add additional frosting to the seam of the marshmallow to make sure it stays.

Mixing Up The Martini

  • Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice.
  • Measure and pour all martini ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Pour into garnished martin glass.
  • ENJOY!

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