There are several factors when creating holiday cocktails at Roaring Fork, including color and flavor. The Pistachio Martini will match your Christmas sweater perfectly with its green tint and red paprika sprinkled on top, and the warm, nutty flavor evokes feelings of sitting by the fireplace waiting for Santa.
"There's something extra festive about the martini itself," says bartender Stephen Perry. The creamy drink's available at the Scottsdale bar and restaurant through January.
The bartender: Stephen Perry, bartender at Roaring Fork for 4 years
The ingredients: 1 1/2 ounce Stoli Vanilla Vodka, 1/2 ounce Triple Sec, 1/2 ounce Monin Pistachio Syrup, 1 ounce cream, pinch paprika
How to make it: