Christmas

Christmas Cocktails
Even I Can Make!

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I love the idea of a special Christmas Cocktail.  Roaring fire, sparkly dress, something other than wine in my hand.

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But, beating eggs and grating nutmeg for homemade eggnog…  I don’t think so.  The last minute pinch of Christmas is quick to dash the idea of making a multi-ingredient cocktail for one guest.  So I have pulled together six “cheater” cocktail ideas that are both festive and EASY!

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My husband is obsessed with Whiskey Sours.  We never drink them, but he talks about them like we hang around with one in our hand every night.

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In honor of his obsession, this is one of my Christmas Cocktail picks.  Bar-Tender’s whiskey sour mix is YUM.  Put whisky, water and the sour mix in a shaker with lots of ice.  Shake well.

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Add maraschino cherries and orange slices.

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Delicious.

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There is nothing like Champagne at Christmas.  Dress it up with raspberries for holiday color.

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Add a tablespoon of creme de cassis or cranberry juice to turn it a festive pink.

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I might have to sample this one….

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Classic Martini.

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3/4 cup of Gin or Vodka.  2 teaspoons of dry vermouth.  Ice.  Shake well.  Add olives.

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Voila.

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Easy and elegant.

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The Cosmopolitan is next.  I have absolutely no idea what goes into one, and thanks to my neighbors, I never need to know!

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True Cocktails has a delicious, zero-calorie Cosmo mix.  You will need one packet of True Cocktails Cosmo, vodka, water and ice.  Shake well (True Cocktails even supplies you with a baby shaker!) and pour.

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“Sex and the City” would be so proud.

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Eggnog is my drink of choice while watching “Its a Wonderful Life.”  I only have enough time during the commercials to refresh, so no homemade eggnog for me.

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Hood makes a delightful eggnog and that works just fine for me.  Add some “good rum” (to quote Ina) and pour over ice.

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Sprinkle with nutmeg and, if you have any whipped cream lying around, throw it on top.

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What else says HOLIDAY like a high calorie cream drink to end the night?

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Pour Baileys over ice, drink it straight up or…

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Add some vodka and make a Baileys Martini!

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I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I am taking two weeks off to spend with my family and enjoy the end of the season.  I will see you in 2016!

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