Cocktails & Spirits

Salty Chihuahua, Chocolate Pepperminitini: Christmas Drinks For All

Tis the season to drink. And what better way to indulge than with a libation based on peppermint or a sugar plum. Here are some of the recipes and mixes to make you feel more naughty than nice.

Stirrings Simple Chocolate Peppermintini
Who doesn't associate the holidays with chocolate and peppermint all mixed up in a martini? This ultra sweet drink is not for the drunks, but more for sippers who prefer cheery goodness straight up.

The Grinch
What's some Midori, lemon juice, and sugar syrup make? The Grinch of course! Mix this up and give it to the person at the party who has sphincter issues -- and hope he's a better drunk than a socialite.

Vanilla Hazelnut Blazer
There may be guests at the party who prefer Brandy or the Scotch but want to mix it up with something Christmas chic. This Vanilla Hazelnut Blazer is the perfect blend. With a little whiskey, sugar and vanilla, this drink goes down smooth, but watch out for those hazelnut garnishes.

Vegan Egg Nog?
Now if you are planning on skimping on the real stuff and getting the "light" egg nog, stop right there. You might as well mix your rum with water. These drinks are thick and fattening, so don't try to make them anything else. Pile on the peppermint ice cream with the nog, rum, and ginger ale. Then you have yourself one fine peppermint egg nog dessert cocktail.

Salty Chihuahua
Drinking is for the dogs. The Salty Chihuahua is something worth barking about. It includes tequila, grapefruit juice, and salt. Don't forget the little guys in your life that make it that much more special. Raise your glass to the animal who tinkles on your parade.

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Carissa Chesanek
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