Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Festive Cocktail Recipes for the Holiday Season

This year, do away with the egg nog and treat guests to cocktails that reflect the spirit of the season with festive garnishes, colors and ingredients. Easy to make and pleasing to the most discerning palates, below are some seasonal cocktail trends and tastes created specifically for this holiday season. Add a twist to a traditional whiskey with a Merry Irishman and toast to 2009 with a Melon Ball Drop. Or warm up by the fireside with a ZEN Latte made with America’s first green tea liqueur.

Merry Irishman
2 parts Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1 part Kahlua
½ part Mint Schnapps
Serve over ice in a Rocks glass
Garnish with candy cane

MIDORI Melon Ball Drop
2 oz. MIDORI
1 oz. SKYY Citrus Infusions
.5 Oz Elderflower Liquor
Juice ½ Lemon
Sugar Rim
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a melon ball on the rim.

ZEN Latte
1 ½ parts of ZEN
6 Parts Steamed Milk
Stir and garnish with matcha powder

Holiday Hopper
.5 oz Crème de Menthe Green
.5 oz Crème de Cocao White
2 oz Half and half
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with mint leaves and raspberry.

Tully Toddy (hot)
1 part Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1 sliced lemon
2 lumps of sugar
Fill to top with hot water
Combine all ingredients and stir well.
Serve in a glass mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick

Dreaming of ZEN
1 oz. ZEN
.5 oz MIDORI
3 oz. Mango Juice
White Pepper
2 oz. Cream
Shake/strain over ice into a martini glass or champagne flute.
Garnish with mint leaves and a dash of nutmeg.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a bit on the early side, but i like it. holiday entertaining ideas are always useful.