Get your Christmas party started with some of these refreshing cocktails.
Gingerbread Apple Cocktail
- 2 oz Domaine de Canton
- 1 oz vanilla vodka
- 2.5 oz apple cider
- A few drops of lemon juice
- Orange zest
- Agave syrup
Line a chilled martini glass lightly with agave syrup on a dish followed by spiced graham cracker crumbs. Place all ingredients except for orange zest in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into glass. Freshly grate orange zest on drink and serve immediately.
Hot Buttered Rum
In a preheated coffee mug combine 2 heaping tbs batter with 1 1/2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Rum. Top with boiling water and stir well to mix. Serve with a spoon.
Hint: It is best to make the batter in advance so the spices have an opportunity to mingle. Be sure to remove batter from refrigerator at least 6 hours prior to serving to allow it to soften.
- 1 lb light brown sugar
- 1/2 lb unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl beat together softened butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and spices until well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight reusable container for up to a month, or place in your freezer until ready to use.
Mocha Nog Punch
- 10 parts Kahlúa Mocha
- 5 parts Absolut Vanilla
- 20 parts eggnog
Combine ingredients and serve in a punch bowl with a floating ice block.
Hint: Freeze ice with coffee beans for decoration.
- 1 lb brown sugar
- 2 oz Depaz Cane Syrup
- 1/4 lb butter
- Pinch of salt
- 4 oz fresh apple cider
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Blend the ingredients together and bring to a boil before removing from the heat.
Individual preparation: Using the above cocktail base, select an appropriate mug. Then add:
- 2 heaping tbs prepared cocktail base
- 2 oz Depaz Blue Cane Amber Rhum
- Approximately 6 oz hot water
Garnish with ground nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
- 2 oz HPNOTIQ
- 1 oz Limoncello
- 1 oz Champagne
- Splash of lime juice
Rim the champagne flute with a light coat of sugar. Pour chilled HPNOTIQ, Limoncello, and Champagne into the champagne flute. Add a splash of lime juice.
G’vine Frost Bite
- 1.5 oz G’vine Gin
- 1 coffee spoon of lemon pepper zest
- 1.5 oz averna limoncello
Mix ingredients together with ice.
- 1 oz G’vine Nouaison
- 1/4 oz Lillet Blanc
- 1/2 oz Apple Liqueur (Berentzen)
- 1/2 oz Simple syrup
- 1/4 oz Lime Juice
Pour all the ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Source: Delish – Chic Cocktail Recipes