Christmas cocktail hour

Although it’s only barely mid-week, it’s peak Holiday Season.
Whether for hosting or guesting…a busy time.
Here’s a few tantalizing holiday cocktails. 
The Menu Shoppe has it covered.  How’s your holiday cocktail menu.
The Big D does it divinely…elegantly from the Mansion on Turtle Creek.
1 1/2 ounce(s) Pisco (Peruvian Brandy)
1 ounce(s) sugar plum reduction
1/4 ounce(s) lemon
For the sugar plum reduction:
10  plums, quartered
3/4 cup(s) lemon juice
1/2 cup(s) water
1 cup(s) demerara sugar
Place all ingredients in a pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s reduced by half. Strain through a fine metal strainer and discard solids.
Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a small sniffer or pony glass with the rim coated with festive-colored sugar. Trim with a lemon twist.
Hot Gin Punch
“When you are entertaining more than five or six people in your home, it’s best to serve a punch at the beginning of the night so that your guests can quickly grab a cocktail upon arrival”.
—Nick Van Tiel, Beefeater Gin & Plymouth Gin Brand Ambassador
1 part Beefeater 24 Gin
2 parts full bodied red wine
1 teaspoon honey
Orange slice
Lemon slice
Orange peel stuck with cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Heat all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer till honey has dissolved Pour into a toddy glass and drink whilst still warm. The above recipe serves 1so multiply for your crowd.
Grey Goose L’Orange Sweet Indulgence
1 ½ parts Grey Goose L’Orange
flavored vodka
½ part vanilla brandy or liqueur
1 part lime juice
¼ part maple or simple syrup
¼ part molasses
1 tbsp roasted or mashed sweet potato
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, place the syrup, molasses and sweet potato. Muddle gently. Add the ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously. Double-strain into a glass and trim
—Nick Mautone, Master Mixologist, Grey Goose
Warm Mocha Martini
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. melted dark chocolate
2 oz. hot espresso
1 or 2 tbl. spoons of sugar
Combine all ingredients in mixing cup and continuously stir it for about 1 min. Pour it into martini glass and top it with cappuccino foam. Decorate with chocolate sauce.
–from Igor Zukowiec of ALCHEMIQ
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One Response to Christmas cocktail hour

  1. Vodka Brands says:

    Incredible points. Great arguments. Keep up the good spirit.

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