Christmas Martini Recipe.

Christmas Martini Recipe | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

One of the things I’ve gotten a lot of requests for is for more holiday cocktail recipes! And so today here we are with a Christmas martini recipe. It is absolutely delicious… a bit like eating a gingersnap or a Christmas cookie. It’s definitely one of my favorites to make and fun to make ahead and serve as your guests arrive to a little gathering. They’re sure to be impressed, but it really isn’t very much work at all!

I haven’t been as good as I used to be about posting cocktail recipes but in 9 years of blogging have posted quite a few. They’re all housed in the main nav under “Cocktail Hour!” Another one I love making is my Apple Thyme Martini Recipe. I know that sounds like it might be sour (or too sweet) but it’s not at all!) And if you need easy appetizers for your next soiree, be sure to check out my favorite make ahead appetizers. The spinach and artichoke dip is my personal favorite.

PS – Someone will probably ask so here is a link to my top!

Christmas Martini Recipe Ingredients

Christmas Martini Recipe


  • Vodka (I used plain old Tito’s but vanilla vodka would work nicely too!)
  • Amaretto
  • Molasses
  • Simple Syrup
  • Cookies

What You Need

  • Cocktail Shaker (or in my case as mine broke, a glass, strainer, and spoon to stir vigorously)
  • Martini Glass (I like to pop mine in the freezer to let them chill!)
  • Two plates

Christmas Martini Recipe - Step 1: Make the Graham Cracker Rim

Step 1: Make the Graham Cracker Rim

First, crush up the graham crackers. I put them in a freezer bag, seal, and use a hammer to crush them. Once they’re crushed, pour the crumbs onto a plate.

Pour a little bit of simple syrup onto a plate. Dip the rim of the glass into the syrup and the dip it into the plate of crumbs.

Step 2: Combine your ingredients

Fill your shaker with ice.

For each cocktail being made, add:

  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • one oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Molasses

Step 3: Let it cool.

I like to let the whole mixture sit on the ice for a minute or two to get it nice and cold.

Step 4: Shake (or Stir!) Vigorously.

Shake it up and shake it good… with the molasses, you want to make sure you shake for a bit.

Holiday Drink Ideas

More Holiday Drink Ideas:

Jussssst a few more ideas for you as it’s fun to have a signature cocktail on hand when planning a get together.

photography by Carter Fish.

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  1. What a fun and fitting recipe for the holidays! I don’t drink but I’d totally make this for my friends and family 🙂 ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    12.11.18 Reply
  2. This sounds delicious, Grace, and love the idea of the graham cracker rim!


    12.11.18 Reply