Introduction: Cheesecake Martini
Cheesecake has one of those unmistakable flavors that's hard to beat. It's tangy, sweet, and creamy, and the graham cracker crust adds a beautiful textural contrast.
If you also like cheesecake, consider making yourself something with all the high points of this delicious dessert and all the powers of strong liquor!
This drink is particularly good for parties when you'd like to impress your guests. You only need a little preparation, and then it's just a matter of mixing.
Step 1: Drink Base
For 7-8 drinks:
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 2-3 oz Cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1½ cups Vanilla ice cream
If you're doing this for a party, make this ahead of time and store in the fridge.
Step 2: Glass Rim
Rimming the glass is important because cheesecake just isn't cheesecake without that graham cracker crust.
Lightly dip the glass rim in the drink base and coat in crushed graham crackers, but if you want to serve the cocktail like a meal, get it on nice and thick. I won't judge. I love crust, too.
If you're doing this for a party, just cover the tray of crushed graham crackers with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
Step 3: Vanilla Cheesecake Mix
Mix the following with ice and strain:
- ¼ cup Drink base
- ½ oz Tuaca
- 1 oz Vodka
Step 4: Other Flavors
Don't limit yourself to just making a vanilla cheesecake martini - consider substituting Tuaca for Limoncello (lemon), Creme de Cocoa (Chocolate), or Chambord (raspberry).
This is particularly great for parties because you can give guests options just by simply switching out the liqueur. After all, variety is the spice of life.