As you patiently wait for Santa to come down the chimney and deliver the items from your carefully curated Christmas wish list, mix up one of these Yuletide-themed cocktails.
1. Red-nosed Mule:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour over ice into a highball. Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer.
2. Amarula Peppermint Splash:
Directions: Place all ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake, and strain in to a Martini glass.
3. Apple Fashioned: (Created by Fabien Maillard of Le Lab in Montreal)
Directions: In an old fashioned glass, pour the sugar and add bitters and ice. Mix for 20 seconds, add the Calvados and stir again for 15 seconds. Garnish with a slice of apple.
4. 2 Gingers Hot Toddy:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a mug. Top off with hot water, stir, and garnish by floating a lemon wheel stabbed with dry cloves.
5. Cruzan Sleigh Bell:
Directions: Combine all ingredients over ice and stir. Pour into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a Bing Cherry.
6. Señor Gingerbread: (Created by Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty)
Directions: Mix all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain in a tall slim glass and top with dusted cinnamon or stick. Accompany with a gingerbread man cookie.
7. Basil Hayden’s Cinnamon Sleigh Bell Sip: (Created by Natasha David)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a wine glass with ice. Stir and garnish with grated nutmeg and an orange crescent.
8. Orange Mocha Eggnog: (Created by Garrett Farber)
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice, serve on the rocks, and garnish with nutmeg.
9. Cupcake Berry Holiday Cocktail:
Directions: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, dissolve sugar into 1 1/2 cups water. Add cranberries and simmer for 5 minutes, or until softened. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain, discard liquid, and place cranberries on a tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Chill vodka, Prosecco, and juices, then mix in a champagne glass. Garnish with skewer of 4 or 5 frozen candied cranberries. Reserve the rest for another drink. Enjoy.
Directions: In a blender, combine Sobieski Espresso Vodka, KerryGold Irish Cream, and the chocolate ice cream. Blend until smooth. Top with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Serve.