The Holiday season is upon us. This time of the year is full of sights, smells and memories of celebrations past and future. It’s a season of giving, sharing and celebrating with those we love. With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Years Eve there is more than enough time to rejoice with a tasty cocktail in your hand. Here are a few of Top Shelf Services favorite holiday drink recipes that we would like to share with you. Enjoy!
Spice Nog Flip: A single serving eggnog recipe full of holiday spice and cheer. Serves 1.
2oz Black spiced rum
1 tbsp Powder sugar
1/8 tsp Freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp Ground cinnamon
Dash of vanilla extract
Instructions: Combine rum, powder sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, half-and-half, egg and vanilla into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled mug, garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon stick.
Santa’s Little Helper: Cinnamon spice and everything nice, that’s what you’ll find in this beverage. This is a simple winter punch, add all the ingredients into a slow cooker and enjoy the season. Serves 12-15.
1 (750-ml) Bottle rye whiskey
1 (750-ml) Bottle sweet vermouth
1 (1-gallon) Bottle fresh apple cider
3 Cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup Sugar
10 dashes of Angostura bitters
Orange for garnish
Instructions: Combine whiskey, vermouth, cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, sugar and bitters in a slow cooker set to low and leave for 1 hour. Ladle into cups and garnish each drink with orange twist around a cinnamon stick.
Vixen: A festive simple vibrant colored punch. Serves 10-15.
3 cups Vodka
12oz Cranberry juice
4oz Simple syrup (1part sugar to 1 part water)
2oz Fresh lemon juice
2 cups Soda water (optional)
Instructions: Combine vodka, cranberry juice, aperol, simple syrup and lemon juice into large pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Pour over ice cubes into a punch bowl and stir. Add soda water, if desired. Float fresh cranberries and lemon or lime as garnish.
Top Shelf Services wishes you happy holidays and a fantastic New Year. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these recipes at firstname.lastname@example.org