Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Tinctures

I definitely don't need another excuse to love the holidays, but these fun cocktails give me just that. Whether you are spicing up your hot chocolate or adding peppermint and crushed candy ice to your martini, these holiday libations are sure to make you feel festive!

Holiday Tinctures

1. Cuppa Good Cheer
Ingredients
1.5 oz.SKYY® Infusions Cherry
0.5 oz.white creme de cacao
4 oz.Hot Cocoa
1 oz.Half 'n Half
Whipped Cream
Maraschino Cherry
Directions
Combine all ingredients into a holiday mug and top with whipped cream, red sprinkles and a Maraschino Cherry.


2. Hard Rocker Cider
Ingredients
1 cupCabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
4 cupsApple Cider
1 cupCranberry juice
¼ cupOrange Liqueur
1 teaspoonNutmeg
cinnamon stick
Directions
In a pot or crockpot, heat and stir cider, cranberry juice cocktail, and nutmeg on low just until hot for 2 hours. Do not boil. When ready to serve, turn on high for 10 minutes and stir in tequila and liqueur. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Servings: 6

3. Candy Cane Swirl
Ingredients
1 oz.SKYY® Infusions Raspberry
3 oz. RedCranberry juice
0.5 oz.Grenadine
0.5 oz.Grenadine
Lemon Lime soda
Directions
Rim martini glass with crushed candy cane. Combine SKYY Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, Cranberry Juice and Grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Top with Lemon Lime Soda and garnish with small peppermint candy cane.


4. Midnight Kick
Ingredients
2 oz.Cabo Wabo AƱejo Tequila
Orange Slice
Cinnamon
Directions
Wet the rim of a chilled shot glass with the orange slice. Then rim the shot glass with powdered cinnamon on a plate. Be careful not to turn the glass right side up until it has been rimmed. The orange liquid will drip otherwise. Shake the Cabo Tequila with ice in a shaker and strain into the chilled shot glass. Slam the shot and then bite into the orange slice to finish.

5. The Ninth Night
Ingredients
2 oz.SKYY® Infusions Citrus
1 oz.Triple Sec
1 oz.Cranberry juice
Lemon Lime soda
Lime Juice
Directions
Combine SKYY Infusions Citrus, Triple Sec and Cranberry Juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into tall rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with soda and lots of fresh lime juice. Garnish with blue ribbon or pipe cleaner around the glass.

6. Red Hot Chocolate
Ingredients
1 oz.Campari
2 oz.Brandy
3 oz.Milk
0.5 oz. (optional)Heavy Cream
2 tablespoonsChocolate Chip
Directions
Put milk, cream & chocolate in a milk frothing cup used for espresso. Froth milk as you would for cappuccino. When milk is hot remove frothing wand and whisk or stir vigorously until chocolate is completely melted. Add Campari and Brandy. Pour into heat-resistant cup. Can be garnished with 1 large hand-cut marshmallow or a red peppermint stick.

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18 comments:

  1. the hard rocker cider may just need to be made this thanksgiving...it'll help me deal with family just a little bit better :)

    xx

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  2. These all sound soooo fun and delicious!!! and I love the pics! Definitely reminds me of 2 young ladies roaming NYC shopping and drinking some special coffee in the winter.. ;) LOVE YOU!
    SEE YOU SO SOON!!! XO

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  3. I am totally using some of these for my holiday party :)

    xo Lynz

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  4. Wow are these even drinkable? They look too good to drink. Love the candy cane swirl. Perfect for Thanksgiving day!

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  5. These all sound so amazing!!! Thanks for the recipes!! I'm totally in love with your little images of them all and the kissies!!! Kissie to you love! MUAH xoxoxo

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  6. Love this post!! Thanks for the ideas!!

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  7. YUM-O!!!! I think I need to host an ADULT holiday party!!!! These look fantabulous!!!!

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  8. I'm drinking hot chocolate right now. If I wasn't working I'd make that a RED Hot Chocolate ; ) Thanks for these recipes!

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  9. Ooh, these so put me in a holiday mood! One of my fave things to do this time of year is imbibe these lovely, warming holiday drinks :) Thank you for sharing all this yumminess - hope you're having a fantastic Monday!

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  10. They all sound great! Will have to try to find the time to try them!

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  11. Nikki I think I need that midnight kick kinda pronto...okay I might need a little sample of all of them!! 2 more days til FOUR days off!!

    xo,
    Carrie

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  12. you had me at candy cane swirl! :)

    i'm with you, i love the holidays too much. do i need another reason?!

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  13. Is it bad that it's only 1 in the afternoon and I'm thinking about trying one of these! LOL! Great job on the images and thanks for the recipes! xoxo

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  14. Oh my. I do love a good holiday cocktail and these all look to die for! Definitely going to try the red hot chocolate. Thanks, Nikki!

    xo
    Valerie

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  15. These are all so pretty and I love the names!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  16. the hard rocker cider looks amazing!!! must try...xo

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  17. Mmmm one or two red hot chocolates please:-) Yummy!

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  18. How I wish I would have found this post before my holiday party last week. I had some fun libations, but some of these are awesome! Good thing there is still time left in December to try a few... Love your blog!-elyse

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Thanks for your lovely thoughts xx Nikki

With Love, Nikki