We’re bring you some holiday cheer with some cocktails from different places.
Mexican Hot Chocolate:
In a sauce pan simmer 2 cups of milk, 1oz. unsweetened Chocolate, 2tbs. of brown sugar, pinch of salt, pinch of red chili flakes, 1/4 of a vanilla bean (scraped out) and cinnamon. I like to scrape right off a cinnamon stalk to taste.
After you simmer, add 2 tbs of Godiva Dark and White Chocolate Liqueur(each), Dark Rum (Meyers), and Goldschlager (Cinnamon Schnapps…also the gold flakes add a nice touch)
Pour into cup, add Whipped Cream, drizzle some chocolate or caramel over top and stick in 1/2 a cinnamon stick.
***To make this for kids or people who are driving….skip the BOOZE!***
Candy Cane Martini:
First crush up a bunch of cany canes into an almost powder form (small chunks are OK but no bigger than a sequin)
Rim a martini glass with simple syrup and roll rim in crushed candy cane (just like salting a rim for a Margarita)
In a Mixing Tin combine 3oz. of Vanilla Vodka and 1oz. of Pepermint Schnapps.
Shake and pour into Martini glass.
Chocolate Raspberry Martini:
First Drizzle some chocolate syrup into a martini glass (do anything be creative….no matter what you do it WILL NOT look bad)
In a Mixing Tin combine 3/4oz. Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, 1/2oz. of Chambord (pronounced Schaum-Borg) Black Raspberry Liqueur
1/4oz. Baileys Irish Cream, 1/4oz. of Raspberry Vodka and a splash of cream.
***can substitute Dark Chocolate with White Chocolate for awesomeness***
Shake and pour into Martini glass, garnish with raspberries or chocolate covered raspberries.
Rudolph Love Potion:
In a Mixing Tin combine 1/2oz Godiva Dark and White Chocolate Liqueur (each), 1/2oz. of Chambord, 1/2oz. of Raspberry Vodka.
Shake and pour over a cocktail (“rocks”) glass filed with ice.
Gentely pour Cream on top, you will see it float.
As for some “casual” cocktails:
Screwdriver: 1oz. Vodka fill with OJ
Madras: 1oz. Vodka fill with OJ and Cranberry
Baybreeze:1oz. Vodka fill with Cranberry and Pineapple
Sex on the Beach: 1/2 oz. Vodka, 1/2oz. Peach Schnapps fill with Cranberry and Oj
Melon Ball: 1/2oz. Midori, 1/2oz. Vodka fill with OJ
Watermelon: 1/2oz. Midori, 1/2oz. Vodka fill with Cranberry
Fuzzy Navel: 1oz. Peach Schnapps fill with OJ
Hairy Navel:1/2oz. Peach Schnapps, 1/2oz. Vodka fill with OJ
Gimlets: A Gimlet is 1 1/2oz. of ANY Liquor and 1/2oz. Roses Lime Juice in a cocktail (“rocks”) glass with ice
IE: Absolut Gimlet:1 1/2 Absolut Vodka, 1/2oz Roses Lime Juice
Always Poured over ice with a lime wedge garnish.
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Recipes provided by Jim Anderson, Master Mixologist and Managing Instructor with ABC Bartending Schools.