During this season, as we spend time with family and friends, spirits are high with lively conversation, caroling and all-around good cheer. As a jolly supporting cast member in this holiday musical of life, a festive beverage, or two, is a great addition to your evening. From the North, South, East, or West, enjoy a few of our favs...…Cheers and Happy Holidays to You!
The grasshopper cocktail is a classic. For these holidays, we're taking it to a new level with the Frozen Grasshopper. This cocktail is a chocolate and mint lover’s dream that combines aquavit, banana liqueur, crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and vanilla ice cream, all blended until smooth. Pour into a coupe glass (oh la la!), and top with it whipped cream and chocolate shavings and pop in one maraschino cherry and you've got your holiday red and green covered in this delightful cocktail!
Who said margaritas were a summertime drink? On the west coast a round of these bright red Cranberry Margaritas, served with a green lime wedge and snowy white salt on the rim, are a crowd pleaser even when the weather outside is frightful (did the temps dip into the 70's?! Oh no!). Made with cranberry juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice, a Cranberry Margarita is a festive and tangy drink that always adds cheer and flavor to your holiday celebration.
Eggnog....the old reliable stalwart during the holiday season doesn't disappoint. Enjoy it on your own or spike it with your favorite liquor. But if you want to take it to the next level, try this Eggnog Martini. Made with eggnog, vanilla vodka, amaretto, and nutmeg, shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg or a cinnamon stick. An Eggnog Martini is a creamy and festive drink that can make your holiday more merry and bright.
This is eggnog's sweet and sassy cousin from the South..... the way, way South in Puerto Rico. in fact. The Coquito, which means "little coconut" in Spanish, is sort of like eggnog but not and includes coconut milk, eggs, sweetened condensed milk and rum. Move over Eggnog, the Coquito is in the house!