Monday, December 17, 2012

Vanilla Christmas Dream

Day 306

Vanilla Christmas Dream
3 shots out of 5

Last week of school for the kids, holy excitement Batman!!  What's even better?  Friday is a minimum day!  Wowzers!  We just got Madagascar 3 from Netflix, so my husband and the kids are watching the "extras" while I blog.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  I had found a cocktail online that used regular vodka, and I made the decision to substitute it with vanilla vodka and amend the name a bit and change the garnish.  This cocktail is pretty good.  The fact that 1/3 of the ingredients is cream makes me nervous....I just know my tummy will be doing flips and cartwheels here in a bit.  If you enjoy the taste of amaretto, I think you will like this cocktail because the amaretto is the one ingredient that I can taste the most of.

Here is the recipe for a Vanilla Christmas Dream:

  • 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 1 1/2 oz cream
  • chocolate shavings for garnish
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the chocolate shavings.  Shake and strain your cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Here is a photo of the end result:

christmas cocktail, vanilla christmas dream, vanilla vodka, amaretto, cream

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

christmas cocktail, vanilla christmas dream, vanilla vodka, amaretto, cream

Here's to 4 more days of school for my kids and then some serious family time together!!


The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

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