THE VANILLA WAFER COOKIE MARTINI
I'm sure we all remember vanilla wafers from childhood - those crisp little brown cookies with a big vanilla taste. Even as a kid you could eat them in one bite. My biggest memory of them was having them in banana pudding and banana cream pie. In my house we called them "nilla" wafers which just happens to be the trademark name of Nabisco's brand.
Vanilla wafers are a big part of pop culture having been around since forever - or at least since my forever, lol - I can't remember a time we didn't have a box of them in our cupboard. I'm not a big lover of store bought cookies but vanilla wafers are in the top three I will eat, along with Oreos and Animal Crackers and I still enjoy them with a simple glass of milk.
The Vanilla Wafer Martini is as simple as those ageless golden cookies - just equal parts of Amaretto and vanilla vodka with a rim of real crushed vanilla wafers to give you that cookie crunch. I sometimes garnish it with a full Vanilla Bean Pod but I recently discovered Pepperidge Farm Vanilla Pirouette Cookies on Amazon and those are a fully edible garnish alternative that not only taste good but work as a straw!
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