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.
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Christmas is near, and many people are thinking about making peppermint mixed drinks for their parties. Inspired by other shot recipes, I decided to combine white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and crème de cacao in a shooter I like to call the Peppermint Kiss. This shot is smooth, reminiscent of Hersheys white chocolate kisses. So bundle up for the winter, and gather your liquor– it’s about to get festive!
One of my most vivid Christmas memories was receiving a 2 pound Candy cane for a stocking stuffer. In remembrance of nostalgia such as this, I’m pleased to bring you the Peppermint Stick recipe. For this shooter, we combined cream, crème de cacao, and peppermint schnapps to make a smooth and mellow peppermint cocktail. Read on and start making some holiday memories of your own.
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.
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.
From October until New Year’s Day, the holidays seem to rush along in one giant blur of events, shopping, and things we do just because we’re expected to. One constant throughout the holidays is the ever-delicious pumpkin pie. Noticing that the holidays are just about here, I thought it would be fitting to share my own Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe.
The 4th of July is the apex for summer parties here in the States. Barbecues, beergaritas, fireworks; and of course, the red, white and blue. Since tomorrow is Independence Day, and we’ve been doing so well with layered shots recently, we felt it was a good time to break out the Red White and Blue Shot. This pousse-cafe style shooter is the most common red, white, and blue drink that I know of, so let’s go over how to make it.