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Cheers to the holidays, y’all! If you caught my last post Holiday Peppermint Cookies you know that I loooove Christmas! It is my most favorite holiday! My teenage son asked me what I liked most about Christmas and I couldn’t decide on just one thing. I love trying to pick the perfect WOW present for people. I love decorating my home for the holidays and y’all I decorate a little bit in every room of the farmhouse! I love friends stopping by for drinks and appetizers. So to be ready for those impromptu guests I am sharing some of my favorite Southern Holiday Treats this month. And there is nothing more festive than a Holiday Peppermint Martini cocktail.
A Peppermint Martini
First things first – presentation is everything with this holiday cocktail! Begin by lining a shallow plate with sugar and some crushed peppermint. Wet the rim of your martini glass and roll the edged in the sweet mix. In a shaker add a couple of ice cubes, 1 ounce of Smirnoff peppermint twist, 1 ounce of cointreau, 1 ounce of cranberry juice, 1/2 an ounce of lime juice. Shake. Shake. Shake. Carefully pour into your rimmed martini glass and enjoy – enjoy responsibly that is. Don’t forget to have plenty of festive holiday napkins on hand! I have a weakness for buying fun cocktail napkins! What can I say, I just love them!
This is such a fun, easy to make drink. While you are plating your appetizers your guest can help by shaking up a couple of beverages. It looks pretty in the glass and it just the right balance of sweet and tart! So the next time you have guests pop by or if you are hosting the cocktail part of the neighborhood progressive dinner this holiday Peppermint Martini is sure to be a crowd favorite!
If you liked this cocktail recipe be sure to check back for more Southern Holiday treats throughout this month. And if you are looking for a beverage to keep you warm, be sure to check out the Southern Hot Chocolate recipe! Cheers to a fabulous and fun December y’all!