Recipes: Christmas Cocktails

Merry (early) Christmas! Need a little help in getting you through your baby cousin’s ninth round of present-opening this weekend? Top of the Rock restaurant in Tempe is here to help. The bartenders at the high-end eatery were kind enough to share a few of their favorite holiday cocktail recipes. As they say, eat, drink and be merry!

Eggnog Martini
12 eggs (separate yolks from white)
1 quart of milk
1 pint of whipping cream
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of dark rum
1 cup of light rum
½ cup of crème de coco (white)
¼ cup of vanilla cognac
Nutmeg, as needed
Mint leaf, as needed
Beat the egg yolks. Add in the rum, crème de coco, milk and cognac. In a different bowl, whip the whipping cream and add 1/4 cup of sugar. In a different bowl, whip the egg whites & the rest of the sugar, until small peaks form. Fold mixture into egg and alcohol mix, then fold in the whipping cream mix and egg white mix. Let the entire mixture chill in the refrigerator of 24-48 hours. Serve up with a hit of nutmeg and a mint leaf.

Cinnamon Apple Mojito
4 mint leaves
1 quarter of an apple
1 cinnamon stick
½ oz of cinnamon tea
Splash of lime juice
2 oz. of light rum
Splash of soda water
Splash of Sprite
Muddle leaves, apple, cinnamon stick and lime juice. Add in the light rum. Add the cinnamon tea. Shake entire mixture and serve strained over ice. Add soda and Sprite. Garnish with a mint leaf and cinnamon stick.

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