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.
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The days are getting colder, perhaps it’s time to grab something that will warm your bones. If that’s what you’ve been thinking, then let me introduce you to the Hot Apple Pie Shot. This drink will remind you of the homemade pie your grandmother used to make, while delivering a powerful kick of Everclear. This drink is different from many others; the preparation goes on in the kitchen instead of behind the bar.
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.
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.
Christmas is almost here, and many people will be entertaining guests. You might need a party punch that will serve eight reindeer and some friends. Possibly you want something that is both easy to prepare but also impressive. Let me introduce you to Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer. This citrus based spritzer is visually stunning, tastes great, and you probably already have everything necessary to create it in your kitchen.
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.