Christmas & Cocktails

by Meg Rotter, Lifestyle Writer

Quench your thirst for Christmas spirit with these holiday-themed beverages.

Christmas and Cocktails

 

Christmas season is a time for celebration. What better way to celebrate than with a cocktail party and your closest friends? Pull out your favorite little black dress, hang some mistletoe in the doorway, and become the hostess with the most this holiday. Try out these fun, Christmas-inspired cocktails to help your party become the hit of the season.

 

Peppermint Please

Peppermint Please Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle chilled champagne
  • 1 bottle White Crème de Cocoa
  • 1 box of candy canes

Directions:

In a Ziploc bag, crush one entire candy cane till it becomes a fine powder. Put the crushed candy canes and White Crème de Cocoa into separate, shallow bowls. Next, dip the rims of your champagne flutes into the White Crème de Cocoa. Then, dip the flutes into the crushed candy cane. Fill each champagne flute with a third of the White Crème de Cocoa. To finish the cocktail, fill the flutes all the way to the top with champagne and add a whole candy cane as a garnish.

 

Gingerbread Martini

 

Gingerbread Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. Bailey’s Irish Crème Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Kahlua Liqueur
  • ½ oz. gingerbread syrup
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Pepperidge Farm Gingerbread Cookies

Directions:

Combine vodka, Bailey’s Irish Crème Liqueur, Kahlua, and gingerbread syrup into a martini shaker. Add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream into the shaker and mix well. To make the drink mix smoothly, use ice cream that is slightly melted. Finally, add a small dollop of whipped cream and a gingerbread cookie on top for decoration.

 

Berry Little Cocktail

 

Berry Little Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of lime juice
  • Ice
  • 4 oz. of white rum
  • 4-6 oz. of soda water

 

Directions:

Put the cranberries, sugar, and water into a medium-sized saucepan and bring the mixture to a simmer. Lower the heat and continue to cook for approximately ten minutes. If possible, try to not let any of the cranberries burst. After the ten minutes, let the mixture cool completely and strain out the cranberries. Place about 10 mint leaves in each glass and add a teaspoon of lime juice. Using the back of a spoon, mash the mint leaves to release more flavor. Add ice, rum, and cranberry syrup into each glass. Complete the cocktail by adding soda water and a few cranberries to each glass.

 

 

 

One Reply to “Christmas & Cocktails”

  1. I’ve always loved fall, but this suemmr has been horribly dry and hot here in Arkansas. We’ve had 108 quite a few times this suemmr. I will be looking forward to those cool mornings and evenings. There is something about the cool air that sends tingles down my spine. Fall means that Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are soon to follow.

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