Sugar Cookie Cocktail

Dec 1, 2023

The Sugar Cookie Cocktail, an indulgent vanilla vodka Christmas cocktail, embodies the warmth and nostalgia of holiday baking traditions. Intertwine cultural moments and the vibrancy of the gay community with this delicious treat. As we celebrate the season, this cocktail brings back childhood memories of joy, found in traditional holiday baking. Think of gingerbread men and yule logs, and the creativity you had as a child. 

This Vanilla Vodka Christmas Cocktail Creates Nostalgia

The Sugar Cookie Cocktail is a toast to the beloved holiday baking rituals that many of us grew up with. It evokes memories of kitchens filled with the aromas of baking gingerbread, thumbprint cookies, and rum balls. These traditions are not just about the treats; they’re about the togetherness and joy they bring, much like the gatherings in our community.

In the gay community, holiday celebrations are often marked by a flair for creativity and expression. The Sugar Cookie Cocktail, with its vanilla vodka base, represents this innovative spirit. It’s a celebration of how we take traditional elements and infuse them with our unique style and personality, much like adding a twist to classic holiday recipes.

Enjoying a Sugar Cookie Cocktail is also about celebrating the inclusivity that is a cornerstone of the gay community. The holiday season is an opportunity to bring together friends from all walks of life, to share in the joy of the season, and to create a space where everyone feels welcome.

The Sweetness of Togetherness

As we sip on the Sugar Cookie Cocktail, we’re reminded of the sweetness found in togetherness. The holiday season is a time to connect with loved ones, to share stories and laughter, and to reinforce the bonds of our chosen family.

Finally, the Sugar Cookie Cocktail is a toast to the future. It’s about looking forward to more holidays where we can express our love, share our traditions, and celebrate our identity with pride and joy.

How to Make the Sugar Cookie Cocktail

  • 1 oz Stoli Vanilla
  • 1 oz Irish cream
  • 2 oz half-and-half

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a sprinkle-rimmed coupe glass.

Enjoy and drink responsibly.

The Spirit of Change

Sustainability, LGBTQ, diversity, and injustice are core pillars of Stoli. The original vodka recipe was developed in 1938, and by 1948 it was being made and bottled in Latvia, where the award-winning Stoli lineup is made to this day. Stoli has a long, rich history of supporting the LGBTQ community, when in 1991 Stoli became one of the first spirit brands to actively champion LGBTQ issues on global equality, visibility, and acceptance for all. In 1997, Stoli was purchased by Yuri Shefler, transforming Stoli into a vertically integrated company, which lead to Putin waging a war in 2000 for the vodka trademark, which has been unsuccessful. 

In 2018, Stoli commemorated the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk being the first openly gay elected official in California, by launching the limited edition, individually numbered, Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, with proceeds going to the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBGTQ programming in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations. Proudly Latvian, Stoli has affirmed their ongoing support of Ukraine and is steadfast in denouncing Russia’s aggression on the sovereign nation. Stoli’s spirit continue to inspire to create a better future for all.

Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award. An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content. Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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