| 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS |

MULLED WINE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bottles red wine – I like to use one sweet red & one dry red. ( Pinot Noir & shiraz works the best)
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges – sliced
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • For Garnish (cinnamon sticks & orange slices)

INSTRUCTIONS
Pour everything in a pot & simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove cloves & peppercorns. Garnish with a cinnamon stick & orange slice.

CITRUS COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain (elderflower liquor)
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed clementine or blood orange juice
  • To garnish ginger beer, pomegranate arils, for topping
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or mint

INSTRUCTIONS
Fill a cocktail glass with 4 ice cubs. Add the vodka, elderflower liquor & clementine juice. Top with ginger beer. Add the pomegranates and thyme or mint for garnish.

WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT MARTINI

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 ounces white chocolate liqueur – (Godiva)
  • 1.5 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao – (clear/white)
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • .5 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • White chocolate syrup and crushed peppermints to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
Rim the edge of the glass with white chocolate & then deep it in peppermint crush. For the cocktail add everything together over ice & shake it well. Strain into your martini glass.

CHAI SPICED WHITE RUSSIANS

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 4 ounces coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 4 ounces half-and-half
  • Cinnamon
  • For garnish Cinnamon sticks & star anise

INSTRUCTIONS
Add vodka & tea together & sit aside for 2 hours. Remove tea bag & add coffee flavored liqueur & half & half. Keep the mixture refrigerated until ready to serve. fill your glass with ice then pour your cocktail. Garnish with cinnamon & star anise.

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE MARTINI

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 C. Ice
  • 1/2 C. coffee liquor
  • 1/4 C. half & half
  • 1/2 C. vodka
  • 1/2 C. half & half
  • To Garnishments Caramel Syrup for rim of martini glass & Crushed Pretzels
  • Milk Chocolate Bar to make chocolate curls for top of drink

INSTRUCTIONS
In a shaker, combine the coffee liqueur with vodka,  half & half & ice & then shake well. Dip your glass in syrup & then in crushed pretzels. Pour your cocktail in glass and sprinkle some chocolate curls on top .

CRANBERRY GINGER GIN FIZZ

INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ oz gin
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1½ oz cranberry juice
  • Ginger ale
  • For garnish Rosemary sprig & fresh cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS
Fill glass with ice. Pour gin, orange juice, and cranberry juice over the ice & stir. Then top off with ginger ale. Garnish with rosemary & cranberries.

Winter Sea Breeze

A few simple ingredients and some pomegranate seeds (to look like holly berries) will get your December started off the right away!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz vodka (1/8 cup)
  • 1 oz pineapple juice (1/8 cup)
  • 1/2 oz syrup (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 oz soda water (1/4 cup)
  • Garnish it with mint leaves & pomegranate

INSTRUCTIONS
Full your glass with ice . Add vodka, pineapple juice, syrup & stir(not shake). Top it off with soda water. Garnish with pomegranate seeds & mint.

WHITE CHRISTMAS SANGARIA

INGREDIENTS

  • 25 oz white wine (pinot grigio works great)
  • 25 oz sparkling white grape juice
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 whole pears
  • 5 oz ginger beer
  • 1/2 cup seedless green grapes
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 – 3 rosemary sprigs
  • 5 oz club soda
  • anise to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
First, add the pears & cranberries to a large pitcher. Then, pour the wine & ginger beer & white grape juice. Refrigerate the sangria for 3 to 4 hours for best flavors.When you’re ready to serve, pour sangria into chilled glasses, making sure each one gets some of the boozy fruit. To garnish use rosemary & an anise pod, & some frozen cranberries to keep it chill.

RUBY RED SOMOPOLITAN COCTIAL

INGREDIENTS

  • Vodka (Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka prefered)
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Triple Sec
  • Cranberry Juice

INSTRUCTION
Fill the shaker with ice. Combine the vodka, lime juice, triple sec & cranberry juice in a shaker. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with rosemary & fresh or sugar coated cranberries.

WINTER WONDERLAND MARGARITA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lime
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces milk ( you can use coconut milk)
  • 1 ounce tripple sec
  • 1 ounce syrup
  • salt for the rim
  • Rosemary to garnish

INSTRUCTION
Add ice to shaker. Add lime juice, milk, tequila & tripple sec to shaker and shake well. deep your glass in lime juice then in salt. pour your glass & top it off with fresh rosemary.

CHRISTMAS MIMOSA

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bottles of chilled champagne
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Sliced limes and frozen cranberries (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
Fill the glass about half  way with champagne.Fill the rest of the glass with cranberry juice & pineapple juice.Garnish with with cranberries and lime slices.

RASPBERRY & POMEGRANTE ROSÉ COCTIAL

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup gin
  • ½ cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • Juice of a fresh lime
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • dash of cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • Sparkling Rosé
  • Fresh mint

INSTRUCTIONS
Place the simple syrup, ice, gin, pomegranate juice, lime juice & cranberry juice in shaker. Mex well. Strain the cocktail mixture in your glass. Top it off with fresh raspberries, pomegranate seeds & mint.

MOSCATO & PEACH SPARKLING WINE

INGREDIENTS

  • Moscato & peach sparkling wine
  • To garnish Fresh cranberries, mint leaves & pomegranate.

INSTRUCTIONS
The simplest of them all. Keep the wine chilly . For an extra effort you can make a DIY festive ice bucket. Pour the glass & garnish with festive fruits like fresh cranberries, mint leaves & pomegranate.

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