Halloween is one of the biggest drinking holidays, trailing only behind St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas as major excuses to party. One of the coolest Halloween drinks that I’ve found is the Spider’s Kiss. For starters, there is a spiderweb made of chocolate at the bottom. Inside of the glass, there is a reddish-orange libation, with some fruity flavors and rum to spice things up. It’s garnished with a chocolate dipped orange, how cool is that?
The 1984 film Ghostbusters is still one of the top grossing movies ever made. Think paranormal researchers turned ghost exterminators in New York City and you’ve got the idea. The movie inspired a few different cocktails called a Ghostbuster. This one seems to be the most definitive recipe. This version of the Ghostbuster because of its green color, and Irish cream reminds me of an ectoplasmic trail.
I’m a little shocked that we made it through our first year before even thinking about the Cranberry Martini. But now, the holiday season is here again, and what better time than now to fill that knowledge gap? It’s an obvious bonus for me, because I love cranberries. So let’s make a plan for the Cran, and dive into how to make the Cranberry Martini.
As the days get longer, and Christmas draws near, it’s time for me to renew my focus on holiday drinks. Today’s entry is the Yule Mule. Based on the traditional mule formula of ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice, the Yule mule also introduces some subtle flavors of cranberry and orange. So tie a ribbon on that log, and stoke up the fire, and let’s get down to some mixology.
I can hardly believe the year is almost over so soon. For the next few weeks, we’re going to focus on Christmas mixed drinks. With that in mind, let me introduce you to the Five Layer Cookie, otherwise known as the Christmas Cookie Cocktail. Combining the flavors of dark rum, gingerbread liqueur, hazelnut, and Irish cream, this Christmas Cookie drink recipe is one that you won’t soon forget.
While looking for new holiday drinks for this year’s videos, I happened upon a recipe entitled A Taste of Winter. This sublime cocktail combines a few upscale ingredients to create something amazing. This drink’s flavor palate fits the winter theme to perfection, with tones of citrus, cherry, and orange. So crank up the tunes, grab yourself a glass, because the winter is about to warm up in a hurry.
The poinsettia has become a traditional Christmas decoration. This distinctive red flower graces many a home during the holidays. It has also inspired a champagne cocktail called the Pomegranate Poinsettia. Highlighting the flavors of pomegranate, orange, and champagne, the Poinsettia drink recipe truly deserves to be a Christmas mainstay.