December 5, 2012

Drink it up: Holiday Drink Recipes to Make & Share

Today marks the anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, so to commemorate this blessed event, I'm sharing a couple festive drink recipes that would be perfect for any holiday get together. I like these because they aren't your typical cocktails and they have a southern twist.

Christmas Alexander

1 cup cream
1 cup gin
1 cup creme de cacao

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate overnight. Serve straight up or over ice in 4-ounce glasses or mugs. Enjoy!

Eye Opener Milk Punch

2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup milk
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup brandy
4 drops vanilla
1 tsp sugar
nutmeg to garnish

In a large pitcher, combine softened ice cream, milk, bourbon, rum, brandy, vanilla, and sugar. Stir until well blended. Serve over ice with nutmeg sprinkled on top.

What's your favorite holiday spirited beverage? We usually have mimosas on Christmas morning, but poinsettias are also quite yummy (cranberry juice & champagne).