A few years ago Matt and I were watching Polar Express and putting together Malea’s toys on Christmas Eve. The only thing missing was a good cocktail, which is when I got online and Googled “winter cocktails”. After digging through lots of recipes I came across one called the Turtle Dove, which quickly became my favorite winter cocktail. The combination of vanilla, hazelnut and almond liqueurs, mixed with the creaminess of the milk is like drinking your favorite dessert. Which is why today I’m share this Turtle Dove martini recipe with you, in hopes that it will be the perfect addition to your cool Fall or Winter evenings.
I have also made this cocktail without the milk, to cut down the calories, and it is still just as delicious. I like both versions equally, it just depends on what we’re in the mood for. 🙂
- 2 oz vanilla vodka
- 2 oz Frangelico
- 1 oz amaretto
- 1½ oz whole milk
- Fill a shaker with crushed ice.
- Add to the shaker the vanilla vodka, Frangelico, amaretto and milk.
- Shake vigorously.
- Pour into a martini glass and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Single Minded Women.