This holiday cocktail will knock your socks off.. Cinnamon Sugar Vodka gets infused with Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea and the result is a martini recipe you’ll love!
When it comes to holiday cocktails, I don’t want the same old same old. I want something a little different… a little more exciting and memorable. I’d say maybe even a little more indulgent. After all, the holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy!
It’s a good thing that we’re going for the gusto now because I’m pretty sure I read on the internet that calories don’t count around the holidays, so we might as well really indulge in the good stuff! I mean, everything you read on the internet is true, right?
I am sharing a really special holiday martini recipe with you today, inspired by my friends at Celestial Seasonings Tea. Do you remember when I visited the Celestial Seasonings Home Office in Boulder, CO earlier this fall? Well we had some really interesting and tasty “tea” cocktails during our visit. I had never thought before about adding tea to a cocktail recipe, but since returning I’ve been completely inspired!
Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea from Celestial Seasonings has turned into my every afternoon sweet treat. I love the sweet, sugar cookie flavor, especially as a way to resist the temptation of indulging in something not so great for me. Even though calories are free around the holidays, I still want to be responsible 😉
I’m a little worried about my every afternoon tradition when Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride goes away after the holiday season. I guess I’d better stock up now! Especially now that I’ve discovered I can use my favorite tea to infuse vodka and make this awesome martini recipe. I’m buying extra to give as gifts for the tea lovers in my life, and enough to last me all year! I’d suggest you do the same.
This martini recipe is pretty darn easy and the result is a unique cocktail your friends will love to sip on this holiday season. All of the Celestial Seasonings handcrafted holiday teas are a perfect way to share warmth of the holiday season with family and friends! Enjoy!
This martini recipe is slightly adapted from the Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Martini recipe.
- 6 oz. Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride® infused vodka (see below)
- 3 ounces half & half
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Snickerdoodle Cookies for Garnish
- 6 oz. Cinnamon Sugar flavored vodka
- 4 bags Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Holiday Herbal Tea
- Combine all ingredients except sprinkles in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake until cold.
- Pour into martini glass and garnish with a small Snickerdoodle Cookie
- Combine vodka and tea bags in a one-liter glass jar (or similar container) with lid. Steep for 1 hour and remove tea bags.
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