This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy.

This Sugar Cookie Martini is perfect for Christmas because every holiday needs a signature cocktail.

You really cannot ever have enough sugar cookies. #sugarcookieallthethings


Sugar Cookie Martini - just 3 ingredients to the perfect holiday cocktail!

Every year I tell myself this is the year I’m going to have a grand holiday party. I’m going to invite all my friends and make cookies and candy and fudge. Jordan will wear a cute party dress and I’ll greet every guest at the door with my own signature cocktail.

And then December happens.

I mentioned this last month when I shared my Peppermint Sugar Cookie Dough Bark; there is never enough time to do all that I want to do at the holidays. I have my tree up, sure, but we haven’t been ice skating, we haven’t gone and seen the neighborhood lights, and my parents are staying over on Friday night for Jordan’s theatre show and right now? The guest bed is full of boxes. Like, literally. If they showed up today, they’d be sleeping on the floor.

So pretty much there isn’t going to be a holiday party for us this year. Maybe I’ll make a signature cocktail for Christmas Day…and fulfill my roll as “that family member who drinks” since no one else really does.

But that’s okay, more martinis for me. These are my kind of martinis because they taste like sugar cookies. An adult drink + dessert all in one.

Would the world implode if I dipped sugar cookies in my sugar cookie martini?

Sugar Cookie Martini using coffee creamer! It's so easy and way too good.

I made this Sugar Cookie Martini with some of my favorite ingredients: vanilla vodka, amaretto, and International Delight Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee Creamer. (Say that 3 times fast!)

Okay, let’s break it down. The perfect dessert martini is has a ratio of 1:1:2. 1 part strong, 1 part sweet, and 2 parts mild. In the case of dessert or sweet cocktails, the “mild” often comes in the form of milk, half and half, or cream. The coffee creamer adds the creamy, mild content, along with a nice dose of sweet and flavor (it actually tastes like a sugar cookie!)

If you happen to only have regular vodka on hand, you can use that. I just love vanilla vodka. Actually, I’m obsessed with all the flavors of vodka they have these days. Marshmallow, cake, whipped cream, peppermint bark…it’s like a candy store or a bakery for people who love vodka. And some of them actually taste good…but vanilla is my favorite.

Another of my favorites is amaretto. I don’t drink it very often but I have been known to just take it down from the high shelf in the pantry and sniff it. I think I want an almond/amaretto perfume. Do they make that? Because I’m almost out of my signature scent


When you combine the three ingredients the flavor of the martini really and truly is a sugar cookie. And if you’re thinking to yourself drink two ounces of coffee creamer? with confused eyes then, (1) I’m not sure we can be friends anymore and (2) is it so different than drinking 2 ounces of half and half? #notsomuch

See the recipe notes for details on how to substitute if you can’t find the sugar cookie coffee creamer. I know that it’s getting close to Christmas and the holiday flavors of International Delight are almost going away. That makes me want to cry.

Over a Sugar Cookie Martini.

This Sugar Cookie Martini is the perfect signature dessert cocktail for any party. Only 3 ingredients and it tastes like a sugar cookie!

Enjoy! #drinkoneforme

This Sugar Cookie Martini is the perfect signature drink for your next Christmas party!

Sugar Cookie Martini

3.35 from 80 votes
Just 3 simple ingredients make a sweet martini that tastes like a frosted sugar cookie! The perfect dessert drink for any holiday gathering.
Yield 1 martini


  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 2 ounces Frosted Sugar Cookie or Vanilla International Delight Coffee Creamer


  • If desired, coat the rim of your glass with light corn syrup and then dip the rim in sugar.
  • Place ice in a martini shaker, along with all ingredients. Shake and strain into prepared glass. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Author Dorothy Kern

See more of my coffee creamer recipes here!

Click here to see more DRINK recipes!

Find other recipe inspiration on the International Delight Pinterest or Facebook pages!

Candy Cane Martini

Candy Cane Infused Vodka by

Strawberry Lemonade Bellini

strawberry-lemonade-bellinis (4 of 7)

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (9 of 9)w

Thick Chocolate Sauce

Thick Chocolate Sauce (8 of 9)

Sweets from friends:
Caramel Cheesecake Martini by Happy Food Healthy Life
Eggnog Martini by Nutmeg Nanny
S’mores Martini by Lemons for Lulu

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.


Last Updated on December 3, 2018

Dorothy Kern

Welcome to Crazy for Crust, where I share recipes that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of life.

Learn to Bake in 4 Days!
Get my tips, tricks and recipes to take your baking to the next level for FREE!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating


  1. I actually made the Sugar Cookie Martini this evening and it’s even better than you think it’s going to be!  Because it’s Christmas Eve, I rimmed the martini glasses with sugar and dusted a tiny bit of nutmeg on the drink.  Decadent.  So delicious!

  2. #sugarcookieallthethings might be the best hashtag ever! I’m surprised this recipe is so simple! I don’t think I’ve ever made a martini before… what on earth have I been waiting for? Can’t wait to make this for New Year’s Eve! 

  3. Oooh! Never had a martini with coffee creamer before. Sounds deliciou! I think your next book should be Martini Mashups…..just saying! 🙂

  4. That sounds like the kind of martini I would like!  Not that I’ve actually ever tried one, but I’ve always kind of wanted to, I just feel like they’d be WAY too strong.  But a drink that tastes like a sugar cookie just couldn’t be bad!  🙂

  5. I couldn’t agree more! Every year I have a laundry list of things I want to accomplish for the holidays and it never happens haha.  This looks amazing and I love that you use amaretto!

  6. Holiday party? Me too! Same boat as you…thinking maybe doing something between Christmas and New Year’s, but the addition of a blog to my life has turned it a bit upside down!
    So maybe next year?
    Sugar cookie martini? A must try! Eau de Almond? Definitely! Even though I don’t buy it, I still love the smell of original Jergen’s hand lotion in cherry almond…and finally, I love your description of the vodka aisle…it’s so true!