Toast to Christmas

Holiday Storage DrinksDecember is here and that means holiday parties, holiday cheer and well, holiday drinks!  Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, here are a few holiday inspired beverages that are sure to please the crowd.  Just remember, nothing can ruin a party like having one too many drinks—so be responsible.

Here are a few favorite adult and kid friendly delicious drinks that will taste like Christmas in a glass.

White Christmas Martini (per inspiredbycharm.com/white-christmas-martini):

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounce white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce half-and-half
  • Honey and coarse sanding sugar for rim garnish

Instructions:  Pour the honey into a shallow dish and put the sanding sugar in another shallow dish.  Coat the rim of the glass in the honey; then dip the rim in the sugar to coat evenly.  In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, and half-and-half.  Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared martini glass.

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy Cocktail (per www.thecookierookie.com/caramel-apple-hot-toddy):

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka
  • 1/2 gallon Apple Cider
  • 1/4-1/2 c. Bourbon optional, but cuts the sweetness
  • 2-3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 container Cool Whip – thawed or Whipping Cream

Instructions:  Combine the vodka, apple cider, bourbon and cinnamon sticks in a stove-top pan.  Heat and simmer until ready to drink.  When ready to drink, pour the Hot Toddy into heat-proof mugs and place a spoonful of Cool Whip or whipping cream on top.

Christmas Punch (per www.dinneratthezoo.com/christmas-punch):

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups pomegranate-cranberry juice such as Ocean Spray
  • 1 can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 6 cups lime flavored sparkling water
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • Optional (adult) addition: rum, champagne or vodka in quantity of your choice.

Instructions:   Place the pomegranate-cranberry juice and limeade concentrate in a pitcher. Stir until combined, then mix in the sparkling water.  Garnish with cranberries, limes, mint and serve!

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