Wednesday, November 30, 2011

3 Drinks We Love for the Holidays!

It's that time of the year again! So let's get the party started! Greet your guests at your holiday party with one of these holiday favorites! 'Tis the season!

Courtesy of Tablespoon

Italian Eggnog Martini

1 oz. Disarrono
1 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Eggnog (store bought)
1 Maraschino Cherry
1 tsp. CCinnamon
1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tbsp. Caramel Syrup
1 Candy Cane
1 Cinnamon Stick

Coat the inside of a small plate with caramel syrup, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Dip the rim of a martini glass in the mixture and spin back and forth and all around until the whole rim is coated. Place glass in the freezer.

In a shaker with ice, add the eggnog, vodka and Disarrono. Shake for a minute.

Remove glass from freezer. Place one maraschino cherry in the bottom of the glass. Pour mix from shaker into glass and sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with a candy cane and a cinnamon stick.

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Elisa's Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube
2 drops bitters (up to 3 drops)
1 tbsp cognac
4 oz. chilled champagne
Orange or lemon peel for garnish

Place sugar cube in a cocktail glass. Soak cube with bitters. Add cognac. Pur champagne and garnish with orange or lemon peel. Serve.

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Peppermint Martini

5 oz. Vanilla Stoli Vodka
2 oz. White Creme de Menthe
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
4-5 ice cubes
1 Candy Cane (for garnish)
Martini Schaker
Chilled Martini glass

Place ice cubes into the martini shaker.
Add all 3 liquid ingredients.
Shake vigourously until cold.
Strain into chilled martini glass.
Garnish with candy cane.

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