Get in the Spirit with Holiday Cocktails

first_imgCali COQUITOIngredients2 cups Caliche rum (you can use more or less rum depending on taste)1 can (15/16 oz.) coconut cream1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk1 tsp. vanilla extract¼ tsp. ground cinnamon1/8 tbsp. ground nutmegMix all ingredients in a blender at high speed. Transfer to a lidded, non-reactive container and refrigerate for a mínimum of two hours. Serve cold in small glasses or cups. Sip and enjoy. Yields about 2 liters of Coquito.The St. Germain Cocktail Ingredients2 oz. Cointreau1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice3 oz. Fresh Apple CiderPinch of nutmeg Build all ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir well and garnish with apple slices. Created by Heather Johnson of The Meatball ShopIngredients1 1/2 oz. Reyka Vodka1 oz. Persimmon Syrup3/4 oz. Lemon Juice1 dash Angostura BittersShake all ingredients with ice vigorously and double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.Sugar, Wild Turkey Spiced and Everything NiceIngredients2 oz. Wild Turkey Spiced1 oz. Fresh Red Apple Puree.75 oz. Lemon Juice.75 oz. Cinnamon Syrup (recipe below)Shake hard, double strain and serve up in cocktail glass with apple fan and cinnamon dust.Cinnamon Syrup2 cups water6 smashed cinnamon sticks.Bring to boil. Turn off heat and cover. Let sit 20 minutes. Stir in 2 cups sugar and heat to dissolve. Do not boil. Strain, cool and store.Woodford Reserve Citrus ManhattanIngredients1 ½ oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon3/4 oz. simple syrup3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice½ oz. fresh orange juice1 pinch ground clovesDash of Woodford Reserve Aromatic BittersOrange twist, to garnishIn a mixing glass, combine Woodford Reserve bourbon, simple syrup, juices, ground cloves and bitters. Add ice and stir. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with orange twist.The Kraken CiderIngredients1 part Kraken Rum2 1⁄2 parts hot apple ciderMix all ingredients in a mug and stir. Oh the holidays: a time for family, friends and having an excuse to be buzzed more than usual. This time of year, it seems there is a different celebration every day, and we certainly aren’t complaining. Whether you are throwing a festive party for friends or trying to tune out Aunt Mabel telling the same crazy story AGAIN, one thing is always certain: you need strong cocktails.So to help you out, we asked some of our favorite brands and mixologists to make us the perfect holiday cocktails that won’t just please you but a crowd as well. Whether they have a little more spice then usual or a celebratory splash of champagne, tis the season for bottoms up. Check them out below and get your holiday buzz going strong.Reyka Sippin Persinnamon Montelobos Mountain DoveIngredients1 1/2 oz. Montelobos3/4 oz. Lillet Rose3/4 oz. Strawberry Simple Syrup1 1/2 oz. Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice1 1/2 oz. Soda Water Combine ingredients (except soda water) and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass prepared with a half salt rim. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime wheel. Ingredients2 parts MARTINI Prosecco1½ parts St. Germain2 parts Club SodaStir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist. Variation: Think of Sartre circa 1947. Be the lemon twist. Learn the Art of Classic Tiki Cocktails with these 8 Essential Recipes How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail 11 Most Appealing Banana Liqueur Cocktails on the Planet Editors’ Recommendations Cointreau Apple Crisp 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Makelast_img

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