Twisted Snowy Martini

by James Stevenson

With Christmas just 1 week away I wanted to showcase a simple cocktail that will really impress your friends and family whenever you are hosting over the holidays. I love all the festive parties this time of year and everyone always expects me to create something special so I have partnered up with Smirnoff No.21 to mix up simple cocktails with their limited edition Peppermint Twist bottle.

I created this Twisted Snowy Martini as a mash-up between a Peppermint Martini and a Cosmopolitan and it turned out great. The delicious fresh peppermint flavor of the limited edition Smirnoff really shines through, and with the addition of the cranberry juice, it is such a great concoction for festive celebrations. Of course, the two are a delicious combination, but it definitely needed something extra, so I added in some white chocolate syrup and orange liqueur to really give it an edge and the final touch of orange bitters took it over the top.

Recipe:

  • 1.5 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce white chocolate syrup (Monin)
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

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