#DOTW: White Christmas Martini

And here we are: my favorite time of year has arrived. It’s Christmas! It’s without a doubt my favorite holiday (with Thanksgiving being a close runner up). All the cooking, decorating, time with friends and family makes my heart full. But a cocktail is a must. Even if, for some reason, you spend the holidays alone, cocktails are a huge and welcome addition to the Christmas season (or Hanukkah, or whichever holiday is celebrated by you and your family). We haven’t had a White Christmas here in New York City for a while, so let’s pretend, and let’s make our cocktails look like a snowy day, it works for me. This one is of course delicious, pretty and very easy to pull off, even if you are entertaining a large group. Let’s party!

What you’ll need:

This is easy breezy. In a martini shaker combine vodka, rum chats and creme de cacao over ice. Shake well. Dip the rim of a coupe glass first in simple syrup, then in powdered sugar. Strain the content of the shaker into the glass.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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