Thursday, November 15

Cocktails for Christmas

 I've seen a bunch of great holiday cocktail recipes on Pinterest, some with alcohol and others without, and because I am already getting into the holiday spirit I thought I would share.
After a long day at work and holiday shopping in the evening, what better way to kick off the holiday season than with a nice festive cocktail and some holiday music in the background? Tis' the Season!
Who even knew there were so many different holiday cocktails?  Not me. And they all look dE-lish.  Click on the links for further instructions to prepare a holiday cocktail tonight. Be Merry!

Cranberry Ginger Fizz Holiday Cocktail

3/4 cup sugar 
3/4 cup water 
1 cup fresh cranberries 
1 lemon, cut into wedges 
1/2 orange, cut into slices 
1 1/2 cups dry gin - Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater or Tangueray suggested 
1 cup chilled Ginger Ale 
4 mint springs

Christmas Lemonade

1 oz. Canadian Club whiskey (strong) 
1/2 oz. Triple Sec (subtle) 
1/3 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice (sour) 
1/4 oz. simple syrup (sweet) 
1 oz. cranberry juice (sweet) 
Top with Sprite or 7Up (sweet) 
Garnish with a lemon wheel

Christmas Cranberry Mojitos

8 oz. fresh cranberries 
1 C sugar 
1 C water 
20 mint leaves 
2 T lime juice 
4 oz. rum 
4-6 oz. soda water

Holiday Mimosas

4 cups cranberry juice, chilled 
4 cups orange juice 
2 (750 ml.) bottles Champagne, chilled 
12 slices fresh orange, for garnish (optional)

Grinch punch 
(no alcohol to add to this one!)

Sprite and Lime Sherbet 
Green Sprinkles/Sugar rim.

Neiman Marcus Christmas Margarita Punch 

1.5 oz Herradura Blanco Tequila 
 .5 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur 
 1 oz Cranberry Juice 1 oz Lime Juice

Christmas Cranberry Margaritas
Source: via Erin on Pinterest

1 1/4 cups cranberry juice cocktail, divided
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed 
3/4 cup fresh lime juice 
3/4 cup tequila 
1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau 3 cups coarsely crushed ice

The Candy Cane Shot

Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
 Peppermint Schnapps
Crushed Candy Canes

Mistletoe and Holly Cocktail

                                                1 1/2 cups cranberry juice (100 percent juice)
1/4 cup white creme de cacao
1/4 cup 100-proof peppermint schnapps
1/4 cup heavy cream lightly whipped with 1 tsp. sugar for garnish
12 fresh cranberries {garnish}
pinch of Matcha powder for garnish

Non-alcoholic Christmas Cocktail

Cranberry juice
Apple juice
Ginger Ale

Which one do you want to try?? I can't decide, they all look so yummy!

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