Decorating the tree, the lights, the stockings, buying present and sending invitations. Sending Christmas cards, visiting relatives and all the office Christmas parties. Wrapping presents, queuing for that toy your kids want and all the to do lists. Booking plane tickets, packing all the bags and getting the car ready.
The holidays can be a stressful time. It is vital, not just to survive them, but to enjoy them that we have a little fun. To do that, it’s a great idea to share as much of it as possible with your loved ones.
It is also vital, to have a drink. Here are our 5 top drinks for the holiday that you’ll love making with friends and relatives. Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive!
CRANBERRY AND MINT MARTINI
This beautiful drink will look great with your Christmas decorations. It is delicious and will put a smile on everyone’s face!
8 oz. Fresh Mint leaves
2 fl. oz. Ketel One Vodka
1 ½ fl. oz. Cranberry Juice
¼ fl. oz. Pomegranate (grenadine) syrup
Jumble mint in the base of a shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients with ice and shake. Pour into a nice, chilled glass.
GRAPEFRUIT AND ROSEMARY CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL
This drink has a very creamy rose-colored that adds freshness to your cocktail selection.
¼ cup crushed ice
1 Tablespoon of Fresh Rosemary
1 ¼ Inch Thick Sliced Grapefruit
1 ½ oz. Vodka
4 oz. Seltzer Water
Grapefruit Slices and Rosemary Sprigs to garnish
Mix together the ice and rosemary in a cocktail shaker. Add the grapefruit slice and shake. Pour in the vodka and the seltzer and serve in a martini glass. If you like, you can add extra ice.
SPARKLING HOLIDAY MIMOSA
This cocktail has a great combination of colors and flavours.
1 oz. Amaretto
¼ Cup of Fresh Orange Juice, Chilled
1 ½ oz. Vanilla Vodka
Cranberry Simple Syrup (1 bag frozen cranberries, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water)
¼ Cup Frozen Cranberries
¼ Cup Chilled Sparkling Wine
Orange Zest Twist
Stir the orange juice, amaretto and vodka in a shaker. Pour 1 ½ tablespoon of cranberry syrup on a chilled glass with ice. Add the mix, the cranberries and sparkling wine. Decorate with orange twist and serve in the moment.
This is a great looking cocktail that will look sophisticated and chic in tall thin glass.
3 Tablespoons of Black Cherry Liqueur
1 Tablespoon of Brandy
1 Cup of Crushed Ice
4 Tablespoons of Sparkling White Wine
To decorate: Maraschino Cherries
In a cocktail shaker, mix black cherry liqueur, brandy and crushed ice. Shake until chilled.
In a champagne glass, strain the mix and top it off with the sparkling white wine. Decorate with Maraschino Cherries.
Here is the star of our top 5 drinks for the holidays. It combines the freshness of the fruits, with the sting of the vodka and the sweetness of the liqueur.
5 Cups of Orange Juice
1 Cup of Vodka
⅓ Cup of Orange Liqueur
¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
½ Cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
Fruit-flavored candy cane, cherries with stems, orange and lemon slices.
Stir all the ingredients and pour over ice. Garnishes vary depending on the flavor you need. You can also switch the orange liqueur with orange juice.