Snowtini Cocktail Recipe

Jump to Recipe ⬇️

Snowtini Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Snowtini is a winter-themed cocktail that is perfect for holiday parties or cozy nights in. Its origins are not well-documented, but it is believed to have been created in the early 2000s as a festive variation of the classic martini. The Snowtini is a hit among those who enjoy creamy, dessert-like cocktails.

  • Origins: Early 2000s
  • Type: Dessert Cocktail
  • Best Enjoyed: During winter holidays or cozy nights in

How Snowtini Tastes?

The Snowtini is a creamy, sweet cocktail with a hint of vanilla and a warming touch of vodka. The white chocolate liqueur adds a rich, velvety texture, while the coconut rim provides a subtle tropical twist.

Interesting facts about Snowtini

  • The Snowtini is often served in a martini glass rimmed with shredded coconut, giving it a snow-like appearance.
  • Despite its sweet taste, the Snowtini can be quite strong due to the vodka.
  • The Snowtini is a versatile cocktail that can be customized with different flavors, such as peppermint or caramel.


A few good options for Snowtini are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


The crisp, clean taste of 1.5oz vodka provides a strong alcohol base without overwhelming the other flavors. It's the canvas upon which the other ingredients paint their magic. Too much vodka, and you're in Siberia; too little, and your Snowtini turns into a snowflake—pretty but gone too soon.

Mary Mitkina

White Chocolate Liqueur

Ah, 1oz white chocolate liqueur! It adds that 'je ne sais quoi' of creamy, chocolatey goodness. It's the secret behind the Snowtini's sweet whisper. Omit this, and you'll lose the winter wonderland vibe. Try swapping with Irish cream for a different kind of kick.

Mary Mitkina

Heavy Cream

This is the creamy heart of the cocktail - 1oz heavy cream gives the drink its velvety texture. Skimp on it, and the Snowtini feels more like chilly rain than a soft snowfall. A non-dairy substitute could work for the lactose-intolerant, but you'll sacrifice some richness.

Alex Green

Shredded Coconut

Lastly, 1tbsp of shredded coconut for the rim gives a tropical touch to your winter-inspired concoction. It's like finding a palm tree in Antarctica—unexpected but delightfully intriguing. No coconut? Try crushed candy canes for a festive spin!

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Snowtini Drink

  1. Rim the glass with shredded coconut.
  2. In a shaker, combine vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and heavy cream.
  3. Shake well until combined.
  4. Strain the mixture into the rimmed glass.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • For a festive touch, garnish with a mini candy cane or a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Perfect Pairings

Savory Snacks

  • Cheese Straws: The salty, buttery flavors of cheese straws complement the creamy sweetness of the Snowtini.
  • Smoked Salmon Canapes: The richness of smoked salmon plays nicely with the decadent white chocolate notes.
  • Roasted Nuts: Especially macadamias or almonds, for a crunchy contrast to the Snowtini's smoothness.


  • Vanilla Panna Cotta: A subtle dessert that won't overpower the cocktail's flavors.
  • Macarons: Light almond meringue cookies in vanilla or coconut would be delightful.
  • Lemon Sorbet: The citrus can cut through the creaminess for a palate cleanser.

🍹 Discover the Top 50 All-Time Recipes! 🍹

Enter your email, and we'll send the exclusive list straight to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously

What you could change in Snowtini

  • Vodka: Can be substituted with white rum for a more tropical flavor.
  • White Chocolate Liqueur: Can be substituted with Irish cream for a different twist.
  • Heavy Cream: Can be substituted with half and half for a lighter version.

Explore all drinks starting with S here

And of course - twists🍹

Coconut Cream Snowtini

Instead of heavy cream, use 1oz coconut cream. This will enhance the tropical undertones while keeping the drink rich and indulgent. Imagine a piña colada met a snow angel, and they danced under the aurora borealis.

Minty Snowtini

Add a few fresh mint leaves to the shaker before mixing. The mint will introduce a cool, refreshing zing, perfect for waking up your taste buds on a sluggish winter day. It's like a snowball fight for your mouth, playful and invigorating.

Spiced Snowtini

Incorporate a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the shaker. These warm spices will conjure memories of sitting by the fire, watching snowflakes fall. Perfect for those who like to wear a sweater in their glass as well as on their body.

In case you forgot basics how to make Snowtini

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Find the cocktail you'd love!

If you want to drink something else - you can use our AI-augmented search to find the best cocktail for you!
Completely free!

Frequently Asked Questions on Snowtini

What type of vodka is best to use in a Snowtini?

It is best to use a high-quality vodka for a smoother taste. However, any type of vodka will work.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Snowtini?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka and white chocolate liqueur with non-alcoholic alternatives like club soda and white chocolate syrup.

What is the best way to shred the coconut for the Snowtini?

You can use a regular cheese grater or a special coconut grater. It is important to shred the coconut finely so it will stick to the rim of the glass.

How long does it take to make a Snowtini?

It takes approximately 5 minutes to make a Snowtini.

Can I add ice to my Snowtini?

Traditionally, the Snowtini is served chilled but without ice. If you prefer a colder drink, you can add ice.

More similar recipes to Snowtini!

Explore new cocktails you'd love!

Please rate this recipe