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The holiday season is in full swing with decorations everywhere, festive music and excitement about what gifts you plan to get your loved ones. No matter what you are celebrating, part of the fun is getting together with family and friends.

 

At TK Homes, we feel it is important to take time to spend with those that mean the most to you. We are including some fun drink ideas to add to your party menu. We tried to keep them simple, and a non-alcoholic option is also included in the list.

 


Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

(Servings: 1)

 

Ingredients

3.5 ounces champagne

2 ounces cranberry cocktail

Sprig of rosemary (for garnish)

Cranberries (for garnish)

 

Instructions

Pour the cranberry juice into a tall champagne flute. Top with champagne, give it one stir to combine and serve!

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a few cranberries. Alternatively, cut a 2" stalk of rosemary, then gently push the end into a raw cranberry, and then do the same with a second cranberry. If your rosemary stalk isn't strong enough to do this, use a kebab skewer or toothpick to make a preliminary hole, and then push the rosemary through it.

 


Sugar Cookie Martini

(Servings: 2)

 

Ingredients for the martini

1/2 cup whole milk

1/4 cup Irish cream (Original Bailey's)

2 oz vanilla vodka

2 oz white chocolate liqueur or amaretto

Ice

 

Ingredients for the rim (optional)

whipped vanilla frosting

holiday sprinkles

 

Instructions

Using a small offset spatula, spread a thin layer of whipped vanilla frosting onto the rim of two martini glasses. Pour ¼ cup of sprinkles onto a small plate or bowl, then dip the rims on the sprinkles to coat. 

In a cocktail shaker, combine milk, Irish cream, vodka and amaretto. Add ice and shake until well combined and cold. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

 


Hot Toddy 

(Servings: 2)

 

Ingredients

8 ounces hot water

1 ginger tea bag

3 ounces whiskey, (Bulleit, Koval, or Black Box.)

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 ounce maple syrup or honey

For garnish: orange, apple, or lemon slices, pomegranates, fresh thyme, cinnamon stick, or clove studs

 

Instructions

In a mug, pour the hot water over the tea bag and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Squeeze the tea bag and discard.

Pour the tea, whiskey, lemon juice, and maple syrup into a liquid measuring glass, stir, and pour into 2 serving mugs or glasses. 

Adjust sweetener to taste. Use these ratios as a guide - If you like your cocktail less boozy, add more tea. If you like it brighter, add more lemon. If it's too strong/tart, sweeten it with a little extra maple syrup. Serve with desired garnishes.

 


Peppermint White Russian 

(Servings: 1)

 

Ingredients

1.5 ounce vodka (try vanilla, peppermint, or chocolate!)

1.5 ounce peppermint Kahlua (or regular if you use flavored vodka)

2 ounces milk of choice

Ice

Whipped cream (for garnish)

Crushed candy canes (for garnish)

 

Instructions

In a cocktail glass filled halfway with ice, add a 1:1 ratio of vodka and Kahlua.

Top with milk. Stir to combine.

Garnish with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

 


12-14-23_Festive Holiday Fun_inset.jpgChristmas Punch (non-alcoholic)

(Servings: 14)

 

Ingredients

6 cups cranberry juice or pomegranate cranberry juice*

3 cups pineapple juice**

1 Tbsp almond extract

3 liters ginger ale

1 (12 oz.) bag fresh cranberries(optional)

2 fresh limes, sliced (optional)

Ice

 

Instructions

Pour cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and almond extract into a large drink dispenser and mix. Pour in ginger ale and give it one quick stir.

Add in cranberries, ice and ginger ale. Serve within a few hours for best results as it will start to go flat.

 

Notes

*This is not 100% cranberry juice, it is 100% juice, but it has a blend of other juices in it such as grape, apple or pear. 100% cranberry juice would be much too tart here. Use something like Ocean Spray.

**If you have room in your fridge, preferably chill the soda and juices first or keep them in a cold (not freezing) garage; that way you don't need to add much ice and dilute it.

 


 

We hope that you enjoy trying some new cocktails and that you have a great time celebrating with family and friends!

 

 

 

~ Written by TK Homes REALTOR®, Mary Smith

 

 

 


Recipes Courtesy of Jessica Friedhoff

https://theeverygirl.com/holiday-cocktail-recipes/ 


*Please always drink responsibly. Recipes are not created or guaranteed by TK Homes.


 

 

 

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