Cocktails and Christmas go hand-in-hand.
Whether you want to serve some drinks to break up that awkward family tension or just show off your mixology skills to a couple of friends, knowing how to concoct a couple festive libations can never hurt. That’s why we partnered with the good people at The One-Eighty Restaurant to teach us how to stir up some holiday cheer.
Crushed Candy Cane Chocolate Martini
Ingredients: 2oz of Vodka1 glass of chocolate milk3oz of chocolate liqueurCrushed candy canes
Instructions:1. First, take your desired martini glass and rim it in water and then roll the glass rim with crushed candy canes.2. Mix the vodka, chocolate liqueur, and chocolate milk in a cocktail shaker with ice.3. Shake it up.4. Use a strainer and pour the mixture into the glass.
Holiday Glog (Spiced Mulled Wine)
Ingredients: 1 glass of Cabernet Sauvignon1/4 cup honey or agave nectar1 cup apple cider1/4 cup orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)1 sliced orange3 whole cloves1 cinnamon stickSliced orange and cinnamon stick to garnish
Instructions: 1. Combine wine, honey, cider, orange liqueur, sliced orange, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a saucepan and heat to medium-high heat. Once simmering, reduce to medium-low heat and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes.2. Strain and serve, garnished with a sliced orange & cinnamon stick.
Ingredients: 2oz of classic eggnog1oz of milk2oz dark rum1 pinch ground cinnamonNutmegSliver of pecan pie for garnish
Instructions: 1. Froth the milk well, as if for a cappuccino.2. Shake the remaining ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and strain into a glass.3. Top with the frothed milk and garnish with grated nutmeg and a sliver of pecan pie.
Ingredients: 1.5oz pomegranate liqueur1oz vodka1.5oz cranberry juiceCrushed candy cane for garnish
Instructions: 1. First, take your desired glass and rim it in water. Then roll the crushed candies around the rim.2. Pour the other ingredients into a martini shaker.3. Add ice and shake.4. Optional step: strain into glass and add fresh ice
The Cinnamon Twist
Ingredients: 1.5oz spicy tequila1.5oz homemade apple cider.5oz cranberry juice.5oz cinnamon-infused simple syrup2 slices Serrano peppers2 cinnamon sticks for garnish
Instructions: 1. Combine Serrano Peppers and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.2. Add in remaining ingredients and top with large ice cubes.3. Shake and pour into a rocks glass.4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
We hope these cocktails warm your insides, while bringing out your festive spirit.