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7 Chic Cocktail Recipes For The Holidays

7 Chic Cocktail Recipes For The Holidays

Warm up and chill out with this list of seven chic and delicious holiday cocktail drinks to make for your own fiesta or bring as a great hostess gift. Have fun and remember to drink responsibly.

Holiday Glogg

12 oz. SKYY vodka
1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine
1.5 tbsp. mulling spices
1 tsp. fresh orange zest
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. blanched almonds
4 tbsp. raisins

Wrap mulling spices in cheesecloth. In a large saucepan, combine the wine, SKYY vodka, cheesecloth with mulling spices, orange zest, and sugar. Allow to very lightly simmer over medium heat for at least 30 minutes (do not boil). Discard the mulling spices. Drop a few raisins and almonds at the bottom of each mug and top with the hot liquid.

Baileys Spiced Coffee

2 oz. Baileys with a Hint of Coffee
1 oz. pear-flavored liqueur

Layer pear-flavored liqueur first. Then top with Baileys with a Hint of coffee. Garnish with nutmeg and a grind of seasoned pepper, and enjoy.

Bolshoi Basil
Both ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks believed basil could open the gates of heaven. The good news is we don’t have to wait until our souls leave our bodies to enjoy basil’s sensitive warmth and subtle sweetness.

4 parts Russian Standard Vodka
3 parts fresh lime juice
3 fresh basil sprigs
2 tsp. sugar
Soda water

Muddle the basil and sugar in a highball glass. Fill with ice, add vodka and lime juice, and stir. Finish with a dash of soda and garnish with a sprig of basil.

The Cointreau Teese

Dita von Teese’s cocktail is a bold drink featuring Cointreau as well as Monin violet syrup (a fragrant syrup that represents Dita’s favorite flower).

1 1/2 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. apple juice
1/2 oz. Monin violet syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

Mocha Nog Punch
10 parts Kahlúa Mocha
5 parts Absolut Vanilla
20 parts eggnog

Combine ingredients and serve in a punchbowl with a floating ice block.

Hint:Freeze ice with coffee beans for decoration.

French Martini
1.5 oz vodka
1/2 oz Chambord
2 oz. pineapple juice
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or a leaf from the pineapple for a sleek modern look.
Belvedere Sparkle
1 oz. Belvedere Vodka
2 oz. cranberry juice with ice
1 oz. Moët & Chandon Champagne

Shake vodka and cranberry juice with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass and top with Champagne. Garnish with raspberries.

Do you have a signature drink you like to make over the holidays?


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