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Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Cocktails: Festive recipes you can enjoy at home

Whether you’re hosting a holiday cocktail party with friends or just want to enjoy some cozy libations, this winter cocktail list will be sure to get you through the winter season.
Eggnog Martini:
This is a killer twist on a holiday classic. Add 2 ounces of a brandy of your choice and mix with 3 ounces of homemade or store-bought eggnog. Shake over ice and strain into a martini glass garnished with either pumpkin spice or cinnamon. Add a cinnamon stick for an extra festive touch.
Hot Toddy:

This drink is perfect for any cold winter day and also does the trick when you’re feeling under the weather. Add 1 ounce of brandy, whiskey or rum to a mug. Next, add 1 tablespoon honey, some cloves, and pour in the hot water. Squeeze in a small amount of lemon juice and then garnish with an additional lemon wedge.
Spiked Apple Cider:

This recipe makes a total of four servings. First heat 2 quarts of apple cider with 2 cloves and 2 cinnamon sticks. Add a shot of brandy to one of the four mugs and pour in your cider. Sprinkle a little nutmeg and add an orange twist to garnish.
Gingerbread Martini:

Who needs cookies when you can have a martini? First shake 1 ½ ounces Kahlua, Goldsschlager and Bailey’s Irish Cream with ¾ ounce vanilla-flavored vodka over ice. Strain into a martini glass garnished with whipped cream, cinnamon and a small gingerbread cookie.
Bailey’s Irish Coffee

This one’s easy, and with winter break coming up you’ll have something to look forward to every morning when you wake up. Add one shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream to your favorite mug, fill with coffee of your choice and top with whipped cream. Yum.

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