What do you give that special someone for Valentine’s Day? For me, after 31 years of marriage and many Valentine’s Days together, I thought of something original and super fun. Check out this beautiful and tasty Cinnamon Roll Martini, appealing to both the sweet tooth and a sipping alcoholic beverage for enjoying.
Of course it is versatile, so can be used for many other reasons than just Valentine’s Day, like a neighborhood brunch, a social visit with a friend, or to accompany a good book in a cozy nook around your house. The Cinnamon Roll Martini is easy to make, too, and looks Instagram-worthy garnished with a true cinnamon roll, whether homemade or prepackaged.
I’m so glad I found a reason for using the decorative straws I’ve had on hand for ages, too.
Appealing to the Sweet Side
Our cinnamon roll martini starts with Cinnabon International Delight non-dairy coffee creamer, which you should probably be keeping on hand anyway. If you haven’t tried it, this is definitely the way to take your morning coffee to another level. I put it in my hot chocolate, too.
International Delights are premium coffee flavorings, and are available in a dozen or more flavors.
Baileys is another on-hand item that is always in my pantry. It goes well over a few ice cubes or chilled and served straight up, or it can be used for baking. I primarily use it for cheesecakes or to flavor icing.
Cinna Sugar Vodka is something I wasn’t familiar with until creating this Cinnamon Roll Martini recipe, and it is heavenly, plus it works well to balance the sweet notes in both the coffee creamer and Baileys.
Fun Fact: Baileys now comes in a light version with 40% less sugar and calories. Look for it in a white bottle.
Cinnamon Roll Martini Ingredients
- 2oz Baileys Irish Cream
- 2oz Cinna Sugar Vodka
- 2oz Cinnamon Roll Creamer
- Ice Cubes
- Cinnamon Roll (Garnish)
Cinnamon Roll Martini Directions
- Place a handful of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
- Pour in the Cinna Sugar Vodka & Baileys Irish Cream.
- Add the cinnamon roll creamer.
- Shake well.
- Strain (pour) liquid into a martini glass.
- Garnish with a cinnamon roll (if you wish).
To make a perfect martini, the martini glass is essential, or at least for photos, right? You will also need a cocktail shaker and strainer. My husband loves his penguin shaker, but we use a simple strainer.
If you aren’t a fan of cinnamon, you can try this recipe with the hazelnut or pumpkin cream, too, which would work well with Baileys Irish Cream.
If you don’t have Cinna Sugar Vodka, make with any vodka you have on hand, and add a powdered sugar rim. Wet the edge of the martini glass and roll in powdered sugar, shaking the excess off before adding the martini liquid.
Though cinnamon rolls aren’t necessary, they sure look great in a classic cast iron skillet, as shown below. Store them in the skillet (if they aren’t all gone within minutes), and reheat for 3-4 minutes on the reheat setting of your countertop oven, or in a regular oven at 325 degrees.