Celebrate the holiday season with my recipe for a White Christmas Martini. Garnished with a sparkly sugared rim, this cocktail is like an adults-only white chocolate milkshake in a martini glass. You’re going to love it.

White Christmas Martini | inspiredbycharm.com

Whenever I’m celebrating a special holiday or occasion, I think it’s fun to concoct a signature cocktail. Given that the holiday season is so long, having several seasonal recipes is a smart move.

A few years ago I created this White Christmas Martini recipe and realized I never shared it here on IBC. Given that it’s one of my favorite holiday libations, I had to rectify that!

In addition to its creamy, chocolaty flavor, what I love about this martini is that it’s not Christmas specific. It’s enjoyable with an adorable mini candy cane garnish for the season, but this recipe will take you well into the winter months. It’s seasonal without being overly festive.

White Christmas Martini | inspiredbycharm.com

Grab your cocktail shaker and let’s mix one up.

White Christmas Martini | inspiredbycharm.com

White Christmas Martini

makes one martini

Here’s what you will need:
2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounce white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce white creme de cacao
1 ounce half-and-half
Honey and coarse sanding sugar for rim garnish
Pour the honey into a shallow dish and put the sanding sugar in another shallow dish. Coat the rim of the glass in the honey; then dip the rim in the sugar to coat evenly. Set the glass aside.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, and half-and-half. Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared martini glass.


As you will soon discover, this is cocktail that most people will love. The ingredients are simple and approachable.

If you’re hosting a large party, you can mix up this cocktail in advance. Increase the amounts of each ingredient and add everything to a pitcher. When guests are ready, they can just shake up a serving with ice and add it to their martini glass. It’s that simple.

White Christmas Martini | inspiredbycharm.com

I hope you give this White Christmas Martini recipe a taste test. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

Also, if martinis are too strong for you, then be sure to check out my recipe for this delicious Cherry Almond Cocktail. It’s garnished with a chocolate dipped cherry. What’s not to love? Get that recipe here.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

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  • Kathleen at

    I usually host Thanksgiving and always do one signature cocktail. This isn’t very Thanksgiving’y but boy oh boy does it sound amazing. May just have to pretend it was the Pilgrim’s recipe. You’re my favorite blogger. Thanks for sharing!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You are too kind Kathleen! Thank you. And yes, you can totally make it work for Turkey Day! It would be the perfect after dinner cocktail with a slice of pumpkin pie.

      xo Michael

  • Rio at

    Omg this looks absolutely decadent. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Susan Martin at

    I have been looking for white crème de cocoa and can only find clear. What do you use? love your blog! So glad I found it.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Susan, Yep! That’s what you want. 🙂 I use the same. And thanks so much, I’m so glad you found it too.

      xo Michael

      • Susan Martin at

        Thanks so much for answering!

  • Karen at

    Um, yah, Micheal! We’re all over this one! Thanks! And Cheers!

  • Lyndsay at

    What kind of cocktail shaker is this? I love it!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s called a Mason Jar Shaker. Just google it, you’ll find a few. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Karen Bissell at

    Love your blog and the Martini looks good

  • Cherrel at

    Would you post the recipe for making the larger quantity for a party. This will be perfect for my girls night.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I personally haven’t made it as a large batch. However, you could just multiple the ingredients by the number of people you’re serving. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

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