Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Top 5 Hottest Drinks for the Holidays

I know a lot of you will be hosting Holiday parties and here are some of my favorites that are simple and delicious. Even if your not hosting a party, you must try the peppermint Pattie tini, maybe sip some for Christmas eve. It's great and It really tastes like a peppermint patty!


Peppermint Patty Tini

1 part Kahlua (You can use any type of chocolate liquor, I get the cheap kind)
1 part Schnapps, peppermint
1 part Cream

Pomegranate Kir

4 oz. champagne splash of pomegranate juice
Pour champagne into a chilled flute and top with a splash of pomegranate juice.

It's simple and the colors are beautiful. People will really think you worked hard on this one.
Egg Nog Sipper

2 parts egg nog, 1 part rum

OR if you want to do it yourself, here is the recipe


1 quart milk

4 egg yolks

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

4 egg whites

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup bourbon or rum grated nutmeg

1. Heat milk just until small bubbles form without boiling. 2. Beat egg yolks with sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt and hot milk and mix well. 3. Place over low heat or hot water and cook, while stirring, until mixture thickens (excess heat and long cooking will cause it to curdle). 4. Beat egg whites until stiff, gradually adding the 1/4 cup sugar. 5. Fold whites into hot milk mixture. 6. Stir in bourbon or rum. Serve hot with a dash of nutmeg.

Poinsettia Punch

2 10 oz. packages frozen raspberries (thawed)

1 6 oz. can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate (thawed and undiluted)

1/4 cup of sugar 1 bottle of Zinfandel Blanc de Noir or other roses

1 2-liter bottle of raspberry or regular ginger ale

1. Blend the first three ingredients and pour into a wire mesh strainer to get rid of the seeds. 2. Add to a punch bowl or large pitcher. 3. Mix in remaining ingredients and enjoy!


The girls made this on Lipstick Jungle on the Thanksgiving episode.

1 bunch mint (approximately 5 stems)

1 ounce lime juice

1 teaspoon sugar

3 ounces Bacardi Coco

1 ounce light coconut milk, unsweetened (not the thick creamy kind, the thin milky kind)

splash of club soda

Muddle mint in lime juice and sugar in a glass. (I don't usually have a muddler. I just use a wooden spoon to mush the lime juice, sugar and mint in the bottom of a heavy glass.) Put ice on top of the mint and lime mixture (Important: The ice weighs down the mint, and helps keep you from swallowing mint leaves.) Shake the Bacardi, and the coconut milk with ice, and strain into the glass with the mint-lime mixture. Give it a quick stir, and drink with great enjoyment.


1 comment:

Mary said...

I think I'll try the pomegranate one.... so festive!