Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Cocktail Recipes!

"It's the most wonderful time of the year..." The stockings are hung by the chimney with care...the tree is up and decorated...we have ALL the kids' presents to wrap...and it's time to get ready for all of those fabulous holiday parties with family & friends!  I just had to share my favorite new holiday cocktails...and trust me, as a mommy with a new baby and a very active and mischievous 2-year-old, I am gonna need a few of these! LOL

The Caramel Apple Martini

My husband and I had a version of these in "shot form" while on our honeymoon in Key West a few years, I turned them into my own holiday cocktail just for you! They are made very similar to a Cosmo...but need to add in these 2 key ingredients...a bottle of Butterscotch Schnapps (heaven in a bottle!) and Sour Apple Schapps (about $12 each). 

Mix per drink in shaker:
-1 part vodka
-1/2 part Butterscotch Schnapps
-1/2 part Sour Apple Schapps
-2 parts Cranberry Juice
-Shake it up with lots of ice
-Pour into a martini glass
-Add in a Splash of Seltzer
-Garnish with thin slice of green apple
TIP: If having a large group of friends over, I like to make a big batch of drinks in a pitcher then pour into Martini glasses. It saves time and let's you enjoy the party!

The Buttery Bailey Cocktail (or Shot!)

Next, a decadently sweet cocktail for your favorite holiday gathering. This concoction can also be made in "shot form," as these are rather heavy, not a drink you would have 2 or 3 of (but hey, who's to judge?!). Rather, the Buttery Bailey a great after dinner place of dessert...or something to sip by the fire with your loved one. :)
Mix per drink in shaker (or for 4 shots):
-2 parts Bailey Irish Cream (or generic version works too!)
-1 part Butterscotch Schnapps
-Shake it up with lots of ice
-Pour into a martini glass (or shot glasses)
-Sip it (martini)..or Shoot it (shot)...YUM!
Mel :)

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