As the holidays draw nearer, I’m thinking of all the delicious treats that only show up during Christmas. Along with pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies, I’ve been waiting for my favorite, the Gingerbread Cookie. Gingerbread schnapps, Kahlúa, and vanilla vodka provide the flavor on a backdrop of half and half, resulting in a glass of heaven. So grab a cup and warm yourself by the fire, as we break down how to make this gingerbread cocktail.
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Christmas is the king of Western holidays. Not only does Christmas get all the attention, and mark the culmination of another year, but it also has the widest variety of specialty cocktails. Today, I’m going to investigate another Christmas champagne cocktail, the Mistletoe. The slightly reddish hue automatically makes you think, “Ah, this drink fits in with the red and green of Christmas”. But our Mistletoe recipe also has a flavor palate that fits in with the holiday season.
Christmas is greatest time of the year: colorful lights, Christmas trees, and friends. There’s lots of drinks that remind me of Christmas, but recently, I tried Christmas in a Cup. This drink embodies the holidays as much as any other out there. It’s hard to put my finger on the exact combination of flavors that evoke thoughts of Christmas; there’s a complex spiciness to this cocktail. Christmas in a Cup isn’t like any other holiday drink that comes to mind.
The Winter Solstice is the day when the Sun is lowest on the horizon at its peak, marking the midpoint of Winter. The Winter Solstice usually drops on the 21st or 22nd of December here in the Northern Hemisphere. To mark this annual occasion, we’re going to break out a drink recipe we first covered in 2011, the Winter Solstice. Fitting right in with the rest of the holiday drinks, this cocktail features tones of citrus and pomegranate.
It’s getting deep into the holiday season; what do you serve your guests? I would suggest a drink that reminds people of Christmas and leaves them satisfied (and hammered). Without further ado, we are proud to give you our Candy Cane Cocktail recipe.
Festivus is one of the newer winter holidays, joining the ranks of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. While these more established holidays revolve around religious and cultural celebration, Festivus started as one family’s tradition. In a relatively short amount of time, the Festivus (usually held on December 23rd) has become a niche part of Western culture. I can tell you more about how the holiday started in a minute, but for now let’s focus on how to mix this wonderful cocktail, the Festivus.
Are you ready for this? Today, I’m bringing you the most decadent creation that has ever graced our bar, the Seven Layer Christmas Cookie. As the name implies, seven ingredients go into this cocktail, and the result is a downright amazing creation. If you think you’re ready to handle this recipe, keep reading.