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
2oz Half-and-half
1 Egg
1 tbsp Powder sugar
1/8 tsp Freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp Ground cinnamon
Dash of vanilla extract
Ice cubes

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.

Hot Drink 2-2Santa’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
5 Cloves
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.

Cran Martini 3Vixen:  A festive simple vibrant colored punch.  Serves 10-15.

3 cups Vodka
12oz Cranberry juice
8oz Aperol
4oz Simple syrup (1part sugar to 1 part water)
2oz Fresh lemon juice
2 cups Soda water  (optional)
Ice cubes

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

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