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.
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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.
Another drink that doubles as a Christmas themed drink and a year-round standby is the Gingerbread Man cocktail. Ginger beer supplies the spice, while vanilla vodka mellows out the flavor and adds some body. Here’s the thing that I really like about this drink: two ingredients – three, if you count the cherry. For less than twenty bucks, you can serve this drink all night long.
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.
What do you drink during an Irish Christmas? If you’re anything like me, you might opt for the Spicy Irish, an Irish whiskey drink tempered with ginger ale and gingerbread liqueur. The result is a drink with equal parts spice and kick; in fact this was one of our early favorites when we started the website.