"A Family That Drinks Together, Stays Together." [A Thought, Rethunk]

Friday, December 19, 2008

though i humbly prefer a snifter or two (or ten) of grand marnier to a christmas foo-foo drink, i also know that they have their place at family gatherings. because as my family has always said, "a family that drinks together, stays together." then again, come to think of it, judging by the fact that three of the five of us will each be alone on seeming opposite ends of the earth this christmas, i'd have to question the legitamacy of that statement... but i digress. a few of you buttersweaters have asked me for some recipes for the holidays and such, to which i am happy to oblige, and to which i add a bonus gift. almost like the fourth jonas brother, only this one'll get you drunk. but a bonus nonetheless. eight recipes to help you fondly remember or quickly forget this holiday season, depending on your consumption of course. cheers to a merry christmas!



1. The Grinch
The Grinch, with his hideous appearance, is a repulsive creature. So why create a cocktail inspired by that monster? The Grinch’s color scheme actually looks appealing when carried by an alcoholic beverage. The cocktail’s pale green base and red garnish bring a balance of elegance and mystery, which you will surely enjoy.
Ingredients:
2 oz Midori
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp sugar syrup
1 cherry



2. Candy Cane Martini
Vodka is a pretty versatile drink, when it comes to the flavors you can incorporate. Unconventional ingredients like chocolate and mocha can be easily turned into a luscious martini, when combined with vodka. So is a candy cane-flavored martini possible? Of course!
Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 - 1 tsp Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz club soda
ice
crushed candy canes



3. AJ's Orange Christmas Punch
A.J. Rathbun, senior editor of Amazon.com, happens to be an ace in mixing drinks. He created this wonderful concoction, perfect for large gatherings. Ready your friends and your punch bowl before you savor this cool creation.
Ingredients:
4 oz Cointreau
4 oz brandy
large chunks of ice
2 bottles of champagne
2 oranges - wedges
1 cup of cranberries



4. Christmas Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan has always been a hit with the ladies, regardless of season or occasion. You just have to serve a well-mixed supply and they will go for it, without hesitation. It certainly brings the party out of any animal.
Ingredients:
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz cranberry juice
1 tsp fresh lime juice
frozen cranberries
ice



5. Christmas Cookie Concoction
Cookies are prevalent during the holiday season. Mothers devote some time in baking these tasty creations, which turn into a parts of the Christmas dinner or gifts to friendly neighbors. Naturally, a drink centered on the cookie is bound to be concocted.
Ingredients:
chocolate sauce
2 oz vodka
2 oz Irish Cream
1/2 oz half and half milk
1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
chocolate shavings



6. Deck the Halls Shooter aka "The I Don't To Talk To My In-Laws Shooter"
Christmas is a holiday filled with merrymaking, even for alcoholics. When everyone is clamoring for fruitcake and cookies, alcohol lovers want nothing but a strong and tasty drink to fill their appetites. Here is a mix that they will truly appreciate.
Ingredients:
1 part Jagermeister
2 parts Sambuca
1 part Grenadine
club soda



7. The Three Wise Men aka "The I Don't Want To Talk To Anyone Shooter"
The three wisemen, after journeying for the north star, decided to rest as they converged. When you listen to them, you will hear their merriment and the sound of clinking glasses. Puzzled? They’re not really Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar. They are the three wisemen of Scotch and their message is, “Drink up, for it’s the season to be jolly.”
Ingredients:
1/3 oz Jack Daniels
1/3 oz Jim Beam
1/3 oz Johnny Walker



8. White Christmas
White Christmas is a creamy drink with a hint of nutmeg. The blend is perfect as an after-dinner beverage and a cocktail that accompanies intimate conversations. Try this one. After a few sips, it may become your staple drink for Christmas parties.
Ingredients:
1 oz vodka
1 oz amaretto
1 oz heavy cream
nutmeg
ice


[via lifehackery]

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