Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Cocktails!

What's one of your favorite parts about Christmas?

Christmas cocktails, of course!

With all your friends and family around, the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to branch out and try some fun Christmas cocktails! Your friends at Shorty Pants Lounge did some research and found some promising recipes we thought you might like to try. Whether served with a meal or as a holiday treat all on their own, these delicious Christmas drinks will surely be a perfect addition to your holiday celebrations!

Candy Cane Cocktail

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  • 1 shot of vanilla rum
  • 1 shot of white chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)
  • 1 shot peppermint schnapps
  • Candy cane for garnish
These delicious cocktails will certainly give your holiday celebration the jumpstart you've been craving. Simply mix all ingredients (except the garnish) in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass. Add the garnish, and you're good to go!

Jingle Juice

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  • 5 cups of orange juice
  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 1/3 cup of orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of maraschino cherry juice
  • Garnish of your choice (such as cherries with stems, orange or lemon slices, or fruit-flavored candy canes)
Mix together and serve over ice! Fun tip: if you leave out the vodka and the orange liqueur, you'll end up with another enticing holiday cocktail called Rudolph's Spritzer. 

Spicy Rum Punch

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  • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 6 star anise
  • 4 three-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 sixty-four oz bottles of cranberry-pineapple juice drink (e.g., Ocean Spray)
  • 2 cups dark rum
  • 4 twelve oz bottles of ginger beer (e.g., Stewart's)
This recipe makes twenty 3/4 cup servings, so it's perfect for entertaining a large group! All you need to do is combine the first five ingredients in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain the cranberry mixture to remove solids, then mix with rum and ginger beer right before serving.

All of us at Shorty Pants hope you have a very Merry Christmas!! Do you have any other favorite Christmas cocktail recipes? Feel free to share them!

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