A Holiday Cocktail ~ Carrot Cake Martinis

Carrot Cake Martini H20

This cocktail evokes the warm flavors of the holiday season with a tall cool shake of cracked ice along with shredded carrots.  Hence the name, Carrot Cake Martinis and they’re absolutely delicious!  It was made for me to taste this past spring in San Luis Obispo and I’ve been waiting until the holiday season to share it with you.

The three liqueurs used in this recipe are Bailey’s Irish Crème, cinnamon schnapps and butterscotch schnapps.  Can’t you hear those jingle bells ringing yet?

Cinnamon Schnapps traditionally has edible 22 karat gold flakes swimming around in it’s clear loveliness.  I used Goldwasser.

Carrot Cake Martini Cinnamon Schnapps

Butterscotch schnapps tastes like a kicked up Werther’s butterscotch candy. Oh-so-good.

You’ll also need grated carrots, maybe a tablespoon or so, grated cinnamon, whipped cream for garnish and a shaker filled with ice.

Carrot Cake Martini garnish

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Carrot Cake Martini H20

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The Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio give-away has been extended until Tuesday, Dec. 18 due to the Charming Shoppe’s newsletter link being down over the weekend so you still have time to enter my give-away and theirs for a chance at a VB handbag.  Lucky you!  Enter HERE.

p.s. I will post the winner on the original post on Wed. and then will be taking a break to enjoy my family and count my many blessings this season.  I wish you all peace and love in your lives that help sustain us all.

Comments

  1. So completely adorable.

  2. Oh yum! I will be enjoying one of these very soon 🙂

    Jo

  3. Goodness! This sounds delicious and so festive looking.

    I’ve been to the SLO area many times and we always enjoy our visit. The Thursday evening farmers market was an event we always looked forward to.

    Hope you are enjoying the season!

  4. OH MY! How decadent and beautiful and I am postiive quite tasty…yum!

  5. I think I gained 5 pounds and have a hangover from reading your post…you had me at carrot cake!

  6. I drank so much champagne at my wedding 19 years ago that I haven’t had a sip since, but that carrot cake martini looks so good I might have to give it a try.
    YUM,
    xo jj