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As you know, we can’t imagine celebrating the holiday season without some delicious cocktails in hand! If you need some ideas for your next party, here are 6 recipes for holiday drinks that are sure to impress your guests. Cheers!
Holiday Drinks To Try
Christmas Snowstorm Margarita
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1-2 teaspoons honey or granulated sugar, adding more or less to taste
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 1/2 ounce coconut rum
- 1/2 ounce orange liquor
- juice of 1/2 lime
- fresh mint, for serving
- sugared cranberries, for serving
Directions: Bring the coconut milk and sugar to a simmer over medium heat in a small saucepan. Simmer 1 minute, then remove from the heat and let cool. To quickly chill, add a of couple ice cubes. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, coconut rum, orange liquor, lime juice, and coconut milk. Shake to mix. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with sugared cranberries and mint. (Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest)
1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
3 candy canes, crushed
6 oz. peppermint schnapps, divided
1 bottle champagne or prosecco
6 candy canes, whole
Directions: Pour melted chocolate onto a small plate. Pour crushed candy canes onto a separate plate. Dip rims of champagne flutes first in chocolate, then in crushed candy canes to coat. Add an ounce of peppermint schnapps to each glass, then top with champagne or prosecco. Garnish with full candy canes before serving. (Courtesy of Delish)
Cranberry Gin Fizz
- 1/2 c. cranberries
- 3/4 c.granulated sugar
- 3/4 c.water
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
For the Cocktail:
- 2 oz.gin
- 3/4 oz. Cranberry Syrup
- 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. elderflower liquor
- Club soda
- Fresh cranberries, to garnish
- 2 sprig fresh thyme, to garnish
Directions: Make the Cranberry Syrup: Simmer cranberries, granulated sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and cranberries break down, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in 4 sprigs fresh thyme. Cool to room temperature. Strain; discard solids.
Make the Cocktail: Combine gin, Cranberry Syrup, fresh lemon juice, elderflower liquor, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled; strain into 2 glasses. Top with ice and club soda. Garnish each drink with fresh cranberries and 1 sprig fresh thyme (courtesy of Country Living)
1 c. heavy cream
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cinnamon sticks, broken
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for serving
4 c. whole milk, divided
8 large eggs, separated
3/4 c. granulated sugar
Pinch of kosher salt
3/4 c. to 1 cup dark rum, bourbon, or cognac
Directions: Combine heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 cups milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until tiny bubbles begin to appear around the edge of the pot (do not let it boil), 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat egg yolks with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Gradually beat in sugar and salt. Increase speed to high and beat until thick and very pale in color, 2 to 3 minutes.
Strain spiced cream mixture, discarding solids; return liquid to pot. Slowly beat 1 cup warm cream mixture into yolk mixture on low speed. Return to pot with cream mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until mixture coats the back of the spatula, 9 to 10 minutes.
Place the pot over a large bowl filled with ice water and let cool, stirring occasionally, until chilled, 20 to 30 minutes. Stir in rum, bourbon, or cognac and remaining 2 cups milk. Just before serving, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes; fold into eggnog. Serve topped with grated nutmeg. (courtesy of Country Living)
Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate
4 c. whole milk
2 c. half-and-half
1/2 c. dulce de leche
2 Cinnamon sticks
10 oz. 70% dark chocolate
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 c. bourbon
Directions: Whisk together milk, half-and-half, dulce de leche, and cinnamon sticks in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 10 minutes.Return mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Gradually whisk in finely chopped 70 percent dark chocolate, whisking until melted and smooth.Remove from heat and stir in pure vanilla extract, kosher salt, and bourbon, if desired. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve warm. (Courtesy of Country Living)
Slow Cooker Spiced Wine
- Apple Cider
- Whole Spices (cardamom, cinnamon sticks, and star anise)
Directions: Pour the wine into a large pot or slow cooker. Add WHOLE spices. Add apple cider. Add citrus. Simmer to allow the spices to infuse the wine with their warmth and the other ingredients to marry into a single, delicious drink. Add brandy. (Courtesy of Well Plated)
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