It's that time of year again. Time for Christmas lights, singing carols and visting relatives. How can any of these activities get any better you ask? Alcohol, of course! It's Santa's reason to stay jolly this season and it should be yours as well! These drink recipes will put a smile on your face and keep your heart warm with the holiday spirit.
One of my friends found this recipe while using Stumble Upon. It would be great for a holiday party or for impressing your friends at a gift exchange. Enjoy!
makes 1 (2 ounce) shooter, easily multiplied
1/2 ounce marshmallow vodka (or vanilla, whipped cream or cake flavored vodka)
1/2 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
1/4 ounce Baileyâ€™s Irish Cream liqueur
3/4 ounce cream/half and half
chocolate syrup or hot fudge
graham cracker crumbs
vanilla frosting for glass rimming
Dip the rim of you glass in a bit of frosting, then dip into graham cracker crumbs. Pour about 1/2 teaspoon chocolate fudge into the bottom of the glass. Combine vodka, Baileys, Godiva and cream in a shaker (or water bottle with lid) with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Pour into glass. Top with mini marshmallows skewered on a toothpick.
For 8 shooters or 2 martinis, you will need: 4 ounces of marshmallow vodka, 4 ounces of Godiva chocolate liqueur, 2 ounces of Baileyâ€™s and about 6 ounces of milk. Measurements obviously may change depending on your own preferred tastes.
Check out How Sweet Eats for more holiday drink/dessert recipes!
2) Holiday Cider
Those of you who live in Austin most likely know of a little cafe named Spider House. During the cold months they feature one of my favorite drinks called Spider Cider. My friends and I liked it so much we figured out how to make it our selves. This drink is great for curling up by a fire on cold nights!
Fill a glass 3/4 of the way full with your favorite type of apple cider.
Fill the other 1/4 of glass with Captain Morgan's spiced rum or a spiced rum of your choosing. (Add more or less rum for more or less fun).Â
Heat in microwave until warm.Â
Top drink with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.Â
Voila! Spiked apple cider!
The Food NetworkÂ Â is a great place to find any holiday recipes, including drinks. I picked this mexican-hot cocoa drink from a long list of drink recipes and I believe you will like it as much as I do!
1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of chili powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
3/4 cup almond milk (can substitute Irish Creme, coffee-flavored liqueur or milk)
Splash of agave nectar (can substitute honey or maple syrup)Â
1 oz. Silver tequila