This cocktail recipe for a Creamy Butterscotch Martini will definitely warm you up this holiday season and beyond. With four ingredients this martini is easy to make and perfect for entertaining guests. While this post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers, all opinions and the recipe are my own.
Creamy Butterscotch Martini
The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! I absolutely love this time of year, there is always a reason to get together with friends and family to celebrate. It’s the time of year to be thankful for what we have, for our friends, time with family and look forward to the year ahead. And there is no better time of year to entertain and enjoy a cocktail or two.
I know the holidays can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Here are a few tips to make holiday entertaining a success.
Plan ahead…in detail
Pick your date, decide what you want to serve, who you want to invite, and make a list of things that need to be done beforehand. Take your list of what needs to be done before the party and write down things that can be done a week ahead, several days ahead, and the day before the party. This keeps tasks more manageable and keeps you from being overwhelmed the day of your event.
Pick a cocktail or two to serve
Pick one or two cocktails (one of them being this Creamy Butterscotch Martini, of course) that you would like to serve at your gathering and make sure that you have a few bottles of red and white wine on hand, and some non-alcoholic choices too. This way you don’t have to have a fully stocked bar or worry about making drinks all night. You may also want to pick at least one cocktail that can be prepared in advance for guests to serve themselves.
Set up and clean before the party
Set up a day or two before the party, this includes re-arranging furniture, adding leaves to the table, and cleaning. If you save all of these tasks for the day of the party you are likely to be stressed and may forget something important. If it’s in the budget you may want to consider having a professional come in and clean a day or two before the party and then you just have to maintain the house for a day or two. This can free up time for you to complete other tasks as well.
Prepare your dishes beforehand
Do as much of the cooking and food prep as you can before the day of the party, and remember you don’t have to prepare everything yourself. There are amazing desserts and appetizers available to purchase at your local grocery store that your guests will enjoy every bit as much as if you slaved in the kitchen over every last crumb.
Use these tips and this delicious Creamy Butterscotch Martini recipe to help make your holiday party as stress-free as possible and enjoy spending your time with your friends and loved ones.
In this butterscotch martini you will have equal parts of milk (that’s what makes it creamy and extra delicious) and vodka. There is also maple syrup and butterscotch, they give you that hint of sweetness and will have you reminiscing of the holidays after the first sip. I do strongly recommend using real maple syrup, there is really no substituting real maple syrup. I did garnish my martinis with ground cinnamon, you don’t have to, but it adds that extra depth of flavor and it looks pretty 🙂
Now here is my Creamy Butterscotch Martini recipe. Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make them again and again this holiday season and beyond.
Creamy Butterscotch Martini
- 1 cup milk - I used 2%
- 1 cup vodka
- ½ cup butterscotch schnapps
- ¼ cup real Maple Syrup
- ground cinnamon for garnish if desired
- Place all ingredients into a martini shaker or pitcher with ice
- Shake or mix well
- Strain into martini glasses or desired serving glasses
- Sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired
I hope you enjoy these Creamy Butterscotch Martinis with family and friends this holiday season and beyond.
And remember, the holidays don’t have to be stressful. Use the tips above and this martini recipe to help you relax and enjoy the holidays.
What is one of your favorite martini recipes?
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