December 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):
- 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):
- 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):
- 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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