Thanksgivings is over and now is the time we all prepare for Christmas. What better way is there to bring in the New Year, than to bring it in with a buzz? Here are my top six Christmas inspired drinks to help you make your Christmas merry.
1)Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail:
For all of the eggnog lovers this is the drink for you.
White sugar crystals, preferably coarse
2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 cinnamon sticks
2) Candy Cane Cocktail:
Instead of decorating your tree with candy canes, decorate your drink with them. If you are a fan of mint, this is your drink.
1 shot vanilla rum
1 shot white chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)
1 shot peppermint schnapps
Candy cane, garnish
3) Rudolph’s Cranberry Antlers Cocktail:
For those cocktail connoisseurs out there, the Rudolph Cranberry Antlers Cocktail is a match made in heaven. With a sweet and savory twist, it is sure to elevate your palette.
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
3/4 ounce maple syrup
2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce cranberry juice
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
4) Christmas in a Glass:
For those of you who love a great buzz but your bartending skills definitely aren’t up to par, this drink is your best choice. It’s so simple to make, but you get such a big taste.
1 bottle Prosecco, or other sparkling dry white wine, well chilled
1 bottle gingerbread flavored syrup (or cranberry flavored syrup)
5) Frosty Cocktail:
Frosty has come to town. For those who prefer a blended cocktail, this is the perfect choice.
1 shot vodka (recommended: Blue Ice)
1 shot blue fruit- and cognac- liqueur (recommended: Envy)
1/2 shot orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
1 cup ice cubes
6) Poinsettia Cocktail:
For an elegant drink there is no better choice.
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup Champagne
1/2 cup cranberry juice
2 strips orange zest, each about 1/4-inch wide and 2 inches long