The ultimate drinking holiday here in the States is St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone thinks they’re Irish, and green drinks flow like water. One cocktail guaranteed to plaster you to the wall is the Irish Trash Can. Made with half the liquor in the bar and a can of Red Bull, the Irish Trash Can is a modern classic.
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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.
Today we’re highlighting a drink named after one of the James Bond girls, the Christmas Jones. This Christmas cocktail is visually stunning, featuring vivid tones of red and green. In our own sample group, it was universally lauded as a drink that everyone could enjoy, anytime of the year. Fresh strawberries, pineapple juice, and mint give this cocktail an aura of anticipation.
Presentation counts for a lot with cocktails. The first time I made the Winter Sky cocktail, I was struck by the vivid blue hue, and how appropriate the name was. The cool blue provided by the curacao provides a sharp contrast to the red of the cherry floating in the bottom of the glass. This drink fits a winter theme,and is easy to make.
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.
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.
Residents of Sacramento know that every autumn, it’s that time again to drive up the road to Apple Hill and visit all the merchants and sample their goods. I always buy a Dutch Apple Pie, grab the best apple fritters known to man over at High Hill, and pick up some handcrafted items from a booth or two. It dawned on me this year that the only thing missing was a mixed drink that tastes just like homemade apple pie. After hours of scouring the Web and experimenting with different formulas, I settled on an Apple Pie Cocktail recipe that lives up to the hype.