Vanilla Vodka Creamtini

Recipe by Queen Dana
READY IN: 15mins


  • orange wedge
  • vanilla sugar (recipe below) or granulated sugar
  • 2
    cups ice cubes
  • 12
    cup irish cream, whole milk, whipping cream, half-and-half or 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1
    tablespoon Cointreau liqueur, Grand Marnier, orange liqueur or 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • thin orange slice (optional)


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Garnish drinks with orange slices and chocolate shavings, if you like. Makes 4 to 6 drinks.
  • Vanilla Sugar: Fill a clean and sterilized 1-quart jar with 4 cups sugar. Using a sharp paring knife, slit one 4- to 6-inch 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.