Flavored vodka mixes with Irish cream and orange liqueurs to make this sweet, sugar-rimmed cocktail.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
6
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Vanilla Vodka Creamtini

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Directions

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  • Rub the rim of four to six chilled martini glasses with a wedge of orange. Spread vanilla sugar onto a plater. Invert glasses into the sugar to coat rims. Set aside.

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  • In a cocktail shaker or container with tight-fitting lid, combine half of the ice cubes, half of the vanilla vodka, half of the Irish cream liqueur, and half of the Cointreau®. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain mixture into two or three of the martini glasses; discard ice cubes. Repeat with remaining ice cubes, vodka, liqueur, and Cointreau®. Strain into remaining martini glasses.

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  • Garnish drinks with orange slices and chocolate shavings, if you like. Makes 4 to 6 drinks.

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If you do not have vanilla vodka, substitute 1 cup regular vodka and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Nutrition Facts (Vanilla Vodka Creamtini)

232 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 26mg; potassium 1mg; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 0g; sugar 7g; protein 1g; vitamin a 0IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 0mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 0mg; iron 0mg.

Vanilla Sugar

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  • Fill a clean and sterilized 1-quart jar with sugar. Using a sharp paring knife, slit one vanilla bean lengthwise. Insert both halves into sugar, making sure all of the bean is covered with sugar. Secure lid and store in a cool dry place for 2 weeks before using. (Will keep indefinitely.) Makes 4 cups.

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