Badam Milk Martinis
THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN BADAM MILK ON IT'S OWN IS A BADAM MILK MARTINI
3 ingredients is all this one takes at that. 4 oz of one and equal parts of the two others = the most special Diwali treat. IN COCKTAIL FORM!
This drink is nutty, flavorful, boozy, AND sweet (but not too sweet). We are all about staying balanced here at the Tash Mashup and Amaretto in THIS ONE is just EVERYTHING. It gives the cocktail such a great profile but ensures this one stays true to it's moniker as a 'dessert cocktail.'
The main character in this recipe is of course is badam milk! I used my go-to brand (more on this in the notes below) but feel free to also make your own. It is such a great beverage for the holidays - especially to serve as a non-alcoholic beverage option to guests! When serving the badam milk martinis, you can also your guests badam milk (chilled is best in my opinion) as well.
I'd highly recommend making these as the night is wrapping up, the music is playing, and the vibes are at a 100! It makes for the sweetest ending to a meal! :)
Diwali is all about celebrating and joy but I also can't help but reflect on the importance of new beginnings. I started my blog around Diwali time a few years ago and it feels so energizing to be back to creating back-to-back recipes for you and your loved ones. It's the holidays and nothing gets me MORE excited as a recipe developer than to create unexpected, delicious combos for my readers that make them go "wow, I haven't seen that before..."
So thank you. Thank you for coming along on this journey with me and celebrating each and every season of the blog with me. Needless to say, my creative juices are FLOWING and I can't wait to share everything else I have got up my sleeve with you in the next few weeks throughout the year. Festive season is the best season and I am glad to be able to do something that I absolutely love doing with your support. Unexpected flavor combos, surprising ingredients, and unique is the name of the game so get excited for what's ahead!
4 oz badam milk (I used MTR but you can also use the kind that comes in a mix or make your own)
1.5 oz of vodka (I used Trader Joe's)
1.5 oz amaretto (I used my favorite brand of Lazzaroni)
3 sliced almonds, totally optional, for garnish
Add your badam milk, vodka, and amaretto to a cocktail shaker.
Double strain into your martini glass. If you don't mind the texture, you do not need to double strain and can simply pour the drink into the glass.
Garnish with sliced almonds!
~ Serves 1
You can definitely make your own badam milk but I used a premade brand that I have grown up with. It's so decadent and I absolutely love it in this recipe. There are also mixes (one in which you can add milk to) which would be great for those with lactose sensititives. You can also make your own badam milk - especially if you want to use a plant-based milk all together.
Amaretto is such an underrated ingredient in my book. It is completely necessary in this recipe to give you a balanced flavor and cut the sweetness correctly of the badam milk used. That gets me to brands. Not all amarettos are made equally. I personally love the brand, Lazzaroni- which is easily accessible and can be found at many liquor stores. For context, I found my bottle at my local Total Wine & More. This one is also fabulous to add into icings and baking so I like to keep this on hand for its flavor profile.