I don’t know about you, but having the names of drinks other than “Cosmo” or “White Zin” in my arsenal makes me feel more mature. I took the task of figuring out some more involved drinks geared towards the Holidays. I bring you the GrandAm, Poinsettia, Mistletoe Kiss, Frozen Grasshopper, and a Presbyterian.
1 shot Grand Marnier Liqour
1 shot Amaretto Liquor
A little like caramel without the cream. Smooth and very dangerous.
Champagne and cranberry juice garnished with fresh cranberries!
My only remark is “YUM!”
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 3/4 oz pineapple juice (I used OJ with Mango)
- 3/4 oz cranberry juice
- 1 oz coconut cream
Garnish: maraschino cherries
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with maraschino cherries.
I didn’t have the right glass but I still had the right drink. Tropical Christmas, this is very fun.
3/4 oz green Creme de Menthe
3/4 oz Creme de Cacao
2 cups Vanilla ice cream
Mix all three ingredients together in a blender and blend until drink has the consistency of a good milk shake.
My favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip, this drink is that exact ice cream in alcohol content. Just try and resist it.
3 oz. Bourbon
Fill with, 1/2 Carbonated Water/Club Soda
Fill with, 1/2 Ginger Ale
1 slice Lemon
Add bourbon and a handful of ice to a highball glass. Fill with equal parts ginger ale and soda.
I’m still a rookie (had never had a liquor cabinet until I signed on for this article) but had a blast trying out these recipes. Mixology is an entirely new genre of being in the kitchen for me; one I’m pretty excited to explore.
Are there any holiday traditional drinks you’ll be enjoying in a few weeks?
Jodi lives naked on paper writing through her Life List and all that is being married to a serial entrepreneur. A mother to two, Jodi has a passion to inspire women to live outside of titles. She chronicles lists and links of Things To Do, takes way too many photos and dreams of living in one place for longer than 12 months. You can read more from Jodi on her blog, Jodi Michelle.