Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Festive & Fun Holiday Drinks!

Festive drinks are always a big hit at any holiday party. Whether you go with a classic drink like homemade Eggnog and spiced cider, or want to mix it up with more complex blend like a Pumpkin Pie-Tini, holiday drinks are fun to experiment with and to serve to your guests. Here are a few festive drink recipes to try this season.
Happy Holidays Everyone ...from Creative Celebrations!

Winter White Cosmo

1 1/2 ounces Stoli Cranberry vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce white cranberry juice
3 frozen cranberries, to garnish

Combine ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Float 3 or 4 frozen cranberries on top


1 scoop ice
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
4 ounces champagne
2 ounces cranberry juice
Squeeze of lemon
Build in a cylindrical or stemmed glass, in above order. Just before serving, top with the cranberry juice so it will float to the bottom of the champagne and Triple Sec. Garnish with large straw and lemon squeeze

Naughty Milk

¾ ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
¾ ounce coffee liqueur (Starbuck’s preferred)
2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
4 ounces hot water
Whipped cream
Chocolate sprinkles
Peppermint stick (optional)

Use an 8 ½- or 9-ounce stemmed coffee mug (such as one you’d use for Irish Coffee). Add first four ingredients. Stir to mix. Top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a peppermint stick for the holidays

Pumpkin Pie-Tini

Graham cracker crumbs
1 ounce milk
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 1/2 ounces Three-O Vanilla vodka
1 1/2 ounces crème de cacao

Using a small amount of honey, rim martini glass with
graham cracker crumbs.Shake milk and pumpkin puree over ice to combine. Pour in remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into the martini glass.

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