My 12 Cocktails of Christmas, 1-6

This seems like a better way to celebrate my non-secular holiday…while I could do with some gold rings, who really needs leaping lords & milking maids? And who's going to clean up after all of that bloody livestock? I've heard turtle doves and partridges can be messy.

#1 – The Bloody Caesar.

What do you get when you mix vodka, clamato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt & pepper? A really good way to begin my Christmas break. It's not quite the same without the celery salt or stalk, but if the decision is enjoying one or going out for minor ingredients, well you know which way I'd lean.

#2 – Raspberry Cosmopolitan

This is nicknamed the Nectar of the Goddess when I'm quaffing one with Loud or the Martini Goddess, it's just that good.

  • 1 oz. raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz. lime cordial
  • 2 oz. Ocean Spray cran-raspberry juice

Add ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Pour. Garnish with raspberries. Enjoy.

#3 – Happy Coffee

Dark roasted Mexican organic coffee plus Irish cream and a big dollop of Frangelico. Don't know about you, but it definitely makes my day start happier.


#4 – Spiked Eggnog

This was pure experimentation brought on by a twitter status from Brad stating he has never had eggnog. I pretty much opened my liquor cabinet door and wondered what would go good with the eggnog in my fridge. Take it from me, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and Frangelico go extremely well with eggnog.

#5 – Moscow Mule

It's Christmas Eve. Keith and I are chilling out until I get too chilled and decide a bubble bath is in order to warm up, breaking out the expensive white ginger bubble bath. What better accompaniment than a ginger-based cocktail?

#6 – Drambuie

My father celebrated every Christmas Day with a bit of Drambuie. It's not a cocktail or my favourite spirit, but I carry on the tradition and raise a glass to my family and all they've given me.


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