Christmas is a few days away and, while Santa might want cookies and milk, you deserve a cocktail.
After all the shopping is done and the tree is trimmed, it's time to have a festive cocktail. These drinks are flavored with chocolate, candy canes, and orange for festive flavors -- and not a drop of eggnog in sight!
Candy Cane Martini (courtesy of Serendipity 3)
1 1/4 oz Vanilla Vodka
1/4 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1/4 oz peppermint schnapps
Candy cane garnish
Mix vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and peppermint schnapps in an iced shaker.. Strain into martini glass and garnish with candy cane. Or, enjoy at Serendipity 3 for $12.
S'Mores Martini (courtesy of Serendipity 3)
hot chocolate (cooled)
1 1/2 oz s'mores infused vodka
Large toasted marshmallow (for garnish)
Graham cracker rim
Mix hot chocolate and vodka in an iced shaker. Strain into martini glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. Garnish with toasted marshmallow. Or, enjoy at serendipity 3 for $12.
Kumbaya (courtesy of Oak Tavern)
2 oz Zignum Mezcal Reposado
1/4 oz High West Campfire
1/4 oz agave nectar
3 dashes Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Bitters,
1 flamed orange peel
In a mixing glass, add all ingredients except for the orange peel. Add ice and stir for thirty seconds. Single-strain over one large ice rock in an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with one flamed orange peel. Or, enjoy at Oak Tavern for $14.
Gone with the Wind (courtesy of Oak Tavern)
1 1/2 oz Averna amaro
1/2 oz Lazzaroni amaretto
1 ozcranberry juice
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1 mint crown
In a mixing glass, add all ingredients except for the mint crown. Add ice and stir for thirty seconds. Single-strain into chilled large snifter and garnish with one mint crown. Or, enjoy at Oak Tavern for $11