Recipes, Part Two: Holiday Cocktails

Here are a few more sips to get you into the yuletide spirit. And did I say to expect only two days of holiday cocktails? Well, I lied. Check back on Monday for more yummy, Christmas-y cocktails.

From Roaring Fork:
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Pistachio Martini
1.5oz Stoli Vanil Vodka
.5 oz Triple Sec
.5 oz Monin Pistachio Syrup
1 oz Cream
Shake over ice and strain into glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.

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Holiday Crush
1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
.5 oz Cointreau
1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Finest Call Simple Syrup
2 Pieces Orange 1 in X 1 in
Muddle and shake over ice. Pour into glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.

From Camelback Inn:
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Pom Apple Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces Stoli Gala Applik
1/2 oz Chambord
1 oz Lemon Sour
1 oz Pomegranate juice
1/2 oz top with club soda approx.
1 ea Lemon twist garnish
Build all ingredients in a mixing glass except club soda. Add ice and shake vigorously. Shake and strain over Ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon twist.

fireside-margarita

Fireside Margarita
1 1/2 ounces Hornitos Tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau Noir
1/2 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz Lime Sour
1 oz Blood Orange Puree
1 ea Lime Wheel garnish
1 tsp Toasted Coconut Rim
1 tsp Agave Nectar Rim
Rim a margarita glass with agave nectar then toasted coconut. In a mixing glass add all ingredients, shake with ice. Strain over ice in rimmed margarita glass.

ginger-snap-egg-nog-martini

Gingersnap Egg Nog Martini
1 oz Canton Ginger Liqueur
1/2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz Disaronno
2 ounces Egg Nog
1 pinch Cinnamon Sugar
1 ea Ginger Snap Cookie garnish
In a mixing glass combine all ingredients then add ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed in cinnamon sugar. Garnish with a ginger snap cookie or touille.

From Mondrian Scottsdale:

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Harlot Candy Cane Martini
1 oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka
0.5 oz White Crème de Cacao
0.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz half & half
Garnish with a candy Cane
Pour ingredients into a tall bar glass. Shake with ice, pour into martini glass, garnish with candy cane and serve.

mondian-egg-nog-martini

Traditional Egg Nog Martini
1.5 oz Brandy
1.5 oz Low fat Eggnog
Garnished with a cinnamon stick
Pour ingredients into a tall bar glass. Shake with ice, pour into martini glass, garnish with cinnamon stick and serve.

poinsettia

Poinsettia Martini
1 oz Cranberry Vodka
0.5 oz Cointreau
1 oz Cranberry Juice
topped with Champagne
Garnished with 3 cranberries
Pour ingredients into a tall bar glass. Shake with ice, pour into martini glass, top with champagne, garnish with 3 cranberries and serve.

naughty-and-nice

Naughty or Nice Martini
1 oz Absolut Kurant
.75 oz Godiva Chocolate Liquor
.25 oz Chambord
1 oz Half & Half
Topped with chocolate powder and cherry soaked in brandy
Pour ingredients into a tall bar glass. Shake with ice, pour into martini glass, top with chocolate powder garnish with brandy soaked cherry and serve.

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