Toast Worthy Holiday Drinks

I always enjoy tasting the many types of festive drinks that are mixed during the holiday season. Whether it's a classic drink like homemade Eggnog and spiced cider, or the more complex blend of a Pumpkin Pie Martini, holiday drinks are fun to experiment with and to serve to your guests. Here are a few lip smacking drink recipes to try this season. eggnog

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Winter White Cosmo : 1 1/2 ounces Stoli Cranberry vodka 1/2 ounce Cointreau 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce white cranberry juice 3 frozen cranberries, to garnish Combine ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Float 3 or 4 frozen cranberries on top.

Poinsettia : 1 scoop ice 1/2 ounce Triple Sec 4 ounces champagne 2 ounces cranberry juice Squeeze of lemon Build in a cylindrical or stemmed glass, in above order. Just before serving, top with the cranberry juice so it will float to the bottom of the champagne and Triple Sec. Garnish with large straw and lemon squeeze.

Naughty Milk : ¾ ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream ¾ ounce coffee liqueur (Starbuck’s preferred) 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix 4 ounces hot water Whipped cream Chocolate sprinkles Peppermint stick (optional) Use an 8 ½- or 9-ounce stemmed coffee mug (such as one you’d use for Irish Coffee). Add first four ingredients. Stir to mix. Top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a peppermint stick for the holidays.

What are some of your favorite holiday drink recipes?

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