Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Cocktails

Here are a couple of fun cocktails for the festive season. The first is based on a hot mulled wine we always have around christmas called glög. For those who don't like hot wine drinks, and I have discovered there are many, this is a chilled drink served in martini glass.

The second just looks like winter, all white and soft. Be very gentle with how much mint you use. It is really just there to give a wintery chill to the drink, use too much and your martini will taste like toothpaste. The trick to this drink is to really shake it vigourously, this will make it nice and frothy.

Have fun, e njoy!

Christmas Crantini

1 oz dry red wine
¾ oz vodka
¼ oz triple sec
2 oz cranberry juice
squeeze of orange

Shake with plenty of ice
garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon stick

White Christmas

1 oz Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz cream
dash of crème de menthe or peppermint extract
white chocolate shavings

shake vigourously with ice. It will get nice and frothy
garnish with white chocolate

Here's another one...

remember the old song, "I'll have a blue christmas without you..."
When you sing it, do you put on your best Elvis voice, or do you always remember the porky pig version?

Blue Christmas

1 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz "mirtillo" blueberry liqueur
1/4 oz amaretto
1/4 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz blueberry cranberry juice

shake on ice, serve in a martini glass, garnish with frozen blueberries

I love the combination of blueberry and vanilla, and I love blueberry and amaretto. Here we have it all together!


  1. Love the cocktail recipes!
    Here's another great holiday cocktail recipe (can never have too many cocktails!)

    Mistletoe Martini
    1 ounce lemonade
    4 ounces cranberry pomegranate juice
    3 ounces gin
    Shake vigorously with ice, pour into two chilled martini glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.

  2. Thanks for the recipe, Jay. I think we will try that at the Bistro this week.

  3. Yum, the White Christmas recipe makes me wish that I wasn't lactose intolerant. ;)

  4. Try it with vanilla soy milk instead of the cream.