I am starting to get into the Christmas spirit…and a spirit is exactly what I’m sharing with you today! This nutcracker cocktail is full of rich nutty flavors and topped with whipped cream, making it look like a winter wonderland!
I have so many fun Christmas things on the blog and it’s one of my favorite times of the year on the Sweetphi blog! I have recipes like these little Graham Cracker Houses…have you made them?! I have them on display at Christmas time and always walk by them and just stop to stare at how cute they are. But honestly, that’s the only decoration I have out. Which is not very good, considering this weekend my husband and I are hosting our annual cookie and cocktail exchange. I need to get moving…but maybe after a few cocktails, mmmk?
In all honesty, I can chalk this recipe up to recipe testing for the party, right? It’s kind of a big deal. Every year we have 30 or so friends and family come into our tiny house (it’s suuuuuper small, but cozy, right/) and we exchange cookies and cocktails, there’s voting and prizes involved…and I’m totally going to be making this, because it was absolutely delicious!
And of course when it comes to cocktails my husband helped. With all of the help he’s been doing for the blog lately, (he made the delicious Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitans and constructed the Graham Cracker Houses) I feel like he needs his own guest posting series. I’m still trying to convince him of that; I mean just look at how expertly he helped make these cocktails:
And the best thing is that these Christmasy cocktails only take a few minutes to make.
How do you make the nutcracker cocktail?
- Pour frangelico, cake vodka, and almond milk in a shaker,
- Add some ice and shake
- Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and grated nutmeg
Less than 15 minutes and you have a tasty cocktail to enjoy!
And then see what it looks like all up close and personal?
And then of course it just needed a picture with its name sake, lol.
Other drink recipes you might enjoy:
- Apple Cider Ginger Beer Mule Cocktail
- 5 Ingredient Raspberry Collins Cocktail
- Mocha Made with Hot Cocoa Mix
So there you have it: the nutcracker cocktail. This is such a fun Christmas cocktail that adults are sure to fall in love with!
For this cocktail I used a cocktail shaker like this (it really helps to have a good one!)
The Nutcracker Cocktail
- 6 oz Almond Milk I used Light Almond Milk
- 4 oz Frangelico liquor
- 2 oz Cake Vodka
- 1 Cup ice cubes
- 4 Tbs whipped cream homemade or store bought
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg grated
- Measure out almond milk, pour into a cocktail shaker, measure frangelico and add to cocktail shaker, then measure and add vodka to the cocktail shaker. Add the ice and vigorously shake for 1 minute.
- Pour into two glasses. Top with whipped cream (2 Tbs each) and then grate nutmeg over the whipped cream, enjoy!
Pankaj verma says
This Nutcracker Cocktail recipe looks like the perfect holiday treat! Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.
So glad you like it, thanks for commenting!
This is really amazing, thanks for sharing this.
So glad you enjoy this recipe!
John Palmar says
Just made something similar and this popped up on my Googling. Nice work Phi!
That’s so incredible and makes my day – thanks for sharing and commenting!!!
We had a cookie decorating party tonight for the kids and I made these for the moms. They were a hit! We also did a round with hot chocolate instead of the almond milk – also very delicious! Thanks for the yummy, quick recipe!
Chris Emsley says
You have to tell me where you got those glasses!!!! They are gorgeous!!!
Why thank you! Those are from a little antique shop!
Julie Grice says
This cocktail looks to be right up my alley. Bookmarking for when I can drink alcohol again 🙂
You’re so sweet, thank you for the comment 🙂
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
OMG, that looks DELISH! Pinning! <3
Thank you so much for the pin, totally appreciate it Samina 🙂
Christine // my natural kitchen says
I love these! I’m usually happy to hand-off cocktail-making-duties to my husband, but I think i might need to take over and make these happen soon. They sound so good!
This is such an easy and delicious cocktail to make, you totally should take over cocktail-making-duties and make these 😉
Lynn Lovejoy says
girl I love EVERYTHING about this post…the double entendre, the cake vodka, the “mmmk?” lol! I totallyyyyy think your husband needs a guest post series! He is so sweet helping you in the kitchen all the time and honestly I cannot get OVER that grated nutmeg photo…and all of your photos they are breathtaking! I especially love that you did some photos with the namesake 😉
I’ve been telling him he needs a series and he just laughs it off (but I have a serious face, there’s nothing funny about what i’m saying lol). Thank you so much for your compliments about the photography 🙂
This is like THE ultimate Christmas drink! I love it!
Thank you so much, this cocktail is definitely Christmasy 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Wow, what a fun cocktail! I also love your food styling here – so cute and festive with the little Nutcracker in the background. Pinned!
Thank you so much for the compliments and for pinning…totally appreciate that Rachel!
This sounds like a perfect winter cocktail and I’ve got Christmas nutcrackers but mine have Brewers jerseys and hats 🙂
Haha, that is too cute about your nutcrackers, I’ll have to be on the lookout for them for presents 🙂
These are so festive and pretty!
Thank you so much 🙂