Food & Drink

December 9, 2011

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Tonight I’m off to my first Holiday Party of the season and my tray of chocolate goodness is ready to go.

This got me to thinking about holiday cocktails; On Christmas Eve (when we were of age to drink) my family and I always drank Egg Nog with either a heavy pour of Bailey’s or Kahlua added to it. This became a holiday tradition for us and when you drank it once a year it was something to look forward to. Cocktails now are much more sophisticated, creative and festive requiring just a tad more work than pouring a shot into a glass of eggnog.  I dug up some recipes of fancy new favorites that I’ve been making and decided to share with all of you. Depending on what your spirit of choice is I’m sure you’ll find some intrest in the below cocktails as we’ve got vodka, pisco, tequila and bourbon. Cheers!

Double Dutch Mocha
1 oz Van Gogh Chocolate Vodka
1 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
1 oz Chocolate Liqueur
In a shaker add all ingredients over ice then shake and strain; serve straight up in a martini glass.

Dutch Coffee Bomb Shot
1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
1 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
½ oz Irish Cream
Stout ale
In a shaker add the vodkas and Irish Cream over ice then shake and strain; served on the rocks top off with stout ale

Winter Breeze
2½ Van Vogh Coconut Vodka
½ oz orange juice
½ oz cranberry juice
In a shaker add all ingredients over ice then shake and strain; serve straight up in a martini glass. Garnish the rim with lemon sugar

Spiked Cocoa
1 cup milk
1 tsp. hot chocolate mix
1 tsp. coffee creamer
1 tsp. Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon
For each person, heat a cup of milk to steaming. Remove from heat before bubbles begin to form around edge of saucepan.
Into cup or mug, measure chocolate mix, coffee creamer and bourbon. Add hot milk; stir until well mixed.

Gingerbread Man
1 ½ parts Tequila Avión Aňejo
1 part Apple Flavored Liquor
1/4  part Pear Juice
Splash of Egg White
Dash of Fresh Lemon
Pinch of Ground Cinnamon and Nutmeg
In a shaker add all ingredients over ice then shake and strain; can be served either straight up or on the rocks.

Peruvian Eggnog
1 ounce Pisco Portón
1/2 ounce Chai Tea Liqueur
3/4 ounce heavy cream
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 whole egg
1 cinnamon stick
Add the spirits, cream, egg, and simple syrup to an iced shaker.  Shake for 20 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and top with fresh cinnamon


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