Christmas

Cool and Refreshing Polar Bear Martini

You’re probably familiar with the Polar Bear Shot – a classic bar shot tossed back by pretty much everyone at some point in a dive bar in their 20’s. It’s refreshing, minty and Christmassy too! This week we decided to elevate the classic bar shot and make it into a full blown grown up cocktail – the Polar Bear Martini.

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Polar Bear Martini cocktails, rimmed with blue sugar and decorated with ornament shaped glass markers on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

A beautiful blue sugar rim is essential when creating a fancy martini like this one – especially for the holidays.  The trick to making the sugar stay on the glass is to use a sticky liquid – like lemon juice – to really get full coverage and staying power.

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What you’ll need:
  • Blue decorating sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Vodka
  • Ice
  • Peppermint schnapps
  • CrΓ¨me de cacao
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger
  • Sponge

Let’s make a Polar Bear Martini!

Pour the blue decorating sugar onto a plate and then some lemon juice into a pinch bowl.

Dip a small sponge into the lemon juice and then use it to liberally cover the rim of the glass.

Turn the glass lined with lemon juice over onto the plate of sugar and then spin a few times until the rim is fully covered.

Add some ice and then 1oz of vodka to the cocktail shaker.

Next, add 1/2oz of Crème De Cacao to the shaker,

and then 1/2oz of peppermint schnapps.

Secure the lid tightly and shake to mix.

Polar Bear Martini cocktail, rimmed with blue sugar, sitting beside a cocktail shaker on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pour the Polar Bear Martini (minus the ice) into a martini glass and then serve!

Polar Bear Martini cocktail, rimmed with blue sugar and decorated with an ornament shaped glass marker on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Polar Bear Martini cocktails, rimmed with blue sugar on a white background, surrounded by gold and brown mini ornaments by Champagne and Sugarplums
Polar Bear Martini cocktails, rimmed with blue sugar on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Polar Bear Martini cocktails, rimmed with blue sugar on a white background  by Champagne and Sugarplums

Polar Bear Martini

We've reinvented the classis shot – refreshing, minty and oh so Christmassy – into a grown up, classy cocktail.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Plate
  • Pinch bowl
  • Martini glass
  • Small sponge

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce CrΓ¨me de Cacao
  • 1/2 ounce Peppermint schnapps
  • Ice
  • Blue decorating sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Pour the decorating sugar onto a flat plate.
  • Use a small sponge dipped into lemon juice from pinch bowl to liberally cover the rim a martini glass.
  • Once covered in lemon juice, turn the glass upside down onto the plate of sugar and spin a few times until the glass rim is completely covered in sugar.
  • Put some ice into the cocktail shaker.
  • Pour in the vodka, crΓ¨me de cacao and peppermint schnapps.
  • Put the lid tightly on the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  • Pour the finished cocktail into the prepared martini glasses and enjoy!
Keyword Christmas, cocktail, martini, minty, vodka
Polar Bear Martini cocktails, rimmed with blue sugar on a white background beside a silver star decoration by Champagne and Sugarplums

If you are looking for more great holiday ideas, we recommend our Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs and our Santa Silhouette Craft with Free Templates.

Happy Holidays from Champagne and Sugarplums

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