Friday Fright Nightcaps

Happy Yule! Christmas is hours away and this week has been a whirlwind of work, shopping, chores, cooking, and more. I’m now on vacation until January. Time to relax and unwind.

Now, I know there’s a crazy blizzard happening in the midwest and backeast, but it’s actually really nice in SoCal right now, so I decided on mixing something tropical and Christmassy and came up with the Cranberry Mint Martini.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Cranberry juice
1/2 cup Vodka
1-1.5 oz. Peppermint Liqueur

This refreshing holiday cocktail is so crisp and clear, you can see right through it.

Friday Fright Nightcaps – Xmas Edition: Peppermint Madness Martini

Candy cane lovers, indulge your sweet tooth with this dessert holiday cocktail, Peppermint Madness Martini.

Ingredients:
1 cup Peppermint Ice Cream
12 oz. Peppermint Mocha Creamer
2 oz. Peppermint Liqueur
4-6 oz. Vodka
3 oz. Malibu or Coconut Rum

Add all in blender with a little bit of ice and mix well. Serve cold with a candy cane.

Optional rim garnishment:
Red sugar
Crushed candy canes

Peppermint Madness Martini

You can tone down the sugar and thicken it up by replacing the creamer with heavy whipping cream. Also, add a bit more vodka and leave off the garnish.

Recipe of the month-Xmas Edition: Elder-Cranberry Margarita

Show up to the virtual Christmas party with a visually stunning drink, I call, the Elder-Cranberry Margarita! Let them drink all the eggnog, while you sip this cherry red margarita on the rocks instead. With only four ingredients, it’s a simple yet festive holiday drink. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup. Cranberry Juice
1oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur (St. Germain)

Optional Garnish:
Salt w/red food coloring for rim

If the Elderflower is too sweet for you, you can leave out or use a tad bit more tequila to balance out the flavors.