The temperature is dropping, Fall-Fashion is underway and pumpkin-spiced lattes seem to be doing the rounds on every girl’s social media. We are definitely in the transition to the much awaited (and sometimes hated) holiday season. What is holiday cheer without some boozy dinners, sweet dessert wines, and cocktails that exhibit the cheer of the year ending? If you love the thrill of whipping up impressive cocktails for your guests, we have got some incredible recipes in store just for you!
The Whisky Flip by Santa
- 2 ounces cinnamon-infused bourbon whiskey
- 1/2 ounce amaretto
- 1 whole egg
Optional: 2 teaspoons heavy cream
Garnish: grated nutmeg
In a cocktail shaker, combine the ingredients. Dry shake vigorously. Once it’s shaken, fill the shaker with ice and shake again for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled sour or cocktail glass. Dust with grated nutmeg, and serve!
The Christmas Margarita
Cinnamon sugar (to line the rim with)
1 lime wedge
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1-ounce coconut milk
1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
Garnish: lime slice
Garnish: rosemary sprig
Rim the glass with cinnamon sugar. Wipe a lime wedge around the edge of the glass to wet the rim, then roll it in a dish of cinnamon sugar. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, coconut milk, orange liqueur, lime juice, and white cranberry juice. Shake this mixture well. Strain the liquid into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish it with a lime slice, a few cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
2 ounces Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon simple syrup
Garnish: maraschino cherry
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the concoction well. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Serve and enjoy!