The holiday season is notoriously known as a booze filled season, and that makes it ten times better. Between the cold weather, friends, family, parties, and happy cheer, drinking just fits in there perfectly. Also, the holidays is a time to drink some cocktails you wouldn’t dare drink in say, April. Might as well take advantage of these 4 delicious concoctions while you can!
Peppermint Patty Shot
1 Shot Peppermint Schnapps
1 Spoonful of chocolate Syrup
Take shot, followed by spoonful of chocolate
This one is a great cold weather shot, and it just makes sense around the holidays. If you need a quick easy drink to get your night started off right, this should be your go to. It just makes you feel the holiday cheer as it flows down your throat, and the chocolate syrup is a delicious afterthought. This is one you can pass around the party, time after time. Booze and chocolate, what could go wrong? This shot makes the most sense while wearing an ugly holiday sweater, and drunkenly screaming Christmas Carols.
Candy Cane Cocktail
1 shot vanilla rum
1 shot white chocolate liqueur
1 shot peppermint schnapps
Candy cane, garnish
Add all liquid ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with candy cane. Want to feel like Buddy the Elf all boozed up? Try your hand at this one. Candy Canes are a staple of Christmas, but after you are about 12 years old, they lose their luster. This way you can drink the candy cane, and the more you drink, the more fun your family starts seeming.
Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail
White sugar crystals, preferably coarse
2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 cinnamon sticks
This one takes a bit more prep than the others, but it is worth it, ESPECIALLY if you are trying to impress someone such as a date. It has a ton of flavor packed into one glass, and that flavor is Christmas. You will probably have to make a trip to the grocery store, as it has some ingredients not typically found in common drinks, but once you get the ice cream you know you made a perfect choice. Dampen the rims of 4 martini glasses and then line the rims with sugar crystals. Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick.
Liquor (Bourbon is good)
Eggnog is a great drink alone, but add a little booze to it and holy smokes; you are talking a recipe for fun. Sure, the haters may say it’s fattening, but this is the holiday season, you need your winter layers anyway. Spiking your eggnog is a sure way to make any holiday event more fun, and bourbon is a great go to as it mixes well. This is an absurdly easy drink recipe, so take advantage of it.