Milk and Cookies

If your Christmas list for Santa includes a new Cartier watch, Prada purse or Hermes scarf, don’t you think Santa deserves a little more in return than a stale cookie and warm milk?

We asked celebrated Vegas-based mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, (he designed the bar menu at both The Wynn, Las Vegas and RumFire, Honolulu) to create a drink worthy of the greatest present giver of all.

Absolut Vanilla, Marie Brizard Crème De Cacao and a touch of Cointreau give our HILuxury signature cocktail the most luxurious taste of the season.

The candy cane effect was created using fresh raspberry sauce, and our chocolate garnish and “cookies” are gourmet Vosges chocolate bars infused with cinnamon.

Chocolate cream, vanilla, candy canes and a warming dose of vodka and Cointreau create the ultimate holiday drink. Think of it as Christmas in a glass.

Leave this out on the counter for Santa, and who knows what you’ll find under your tree.

“Milk and Cookies” CoCktail

Created by Francesco Lafronconi Guest HILuxury ” bartender” and drink stylist: Rainer Kumbroch (president, Roy’s Hawaii)

* 3/4 ounce Absolut Vanilla
* 3/4 ounce Marie Brizard Crème De Cacao
* 3/4 ounce Cointreau
* Splash of heavy cream

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice.

Line martini glass with ribbons of raspberry sauce.

Fill martini glass and garnish with Vosges chocolate shavings, fresh mint and raspberry swirl.

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