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12 Days of Christmas cocktails

On the ninth day of Christmas…

Café Caramel

Serves 1

One sip of this and your usual caramel macchiato will seem disappointing. Created by Rene Matos, Beverage Director, NYC Marriott Marquis


  • 2-1/2 ounces Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
  • 1/4 ounce house-made caramel sauce
  • 1 ounce vanilla ice cream, softened
  • Cholive for garnish


  1. Combine vodka, caramel sauce and ice cream in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to ensure the caramel is well blended.
  2. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a cholive.

Note: A cholive is a delectable olive-shaped chocolate truffle filled with luscious ganache, available at

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