Now that our favorite glutinous holiday is finally over, it is time to start thinking about that next one around the corner. With Black Friday marking the “official” beginning of the Christmas season, every one is starting to put up their decorations and wrap up their gifts for the big day. But before that big day happens, we will all participate in our share of holiday parties, whether with family, friends, or coworkers, the best way I found to get in that holiday spirit is with, well… Some holiday spirits! And yes, I’m talking about booze!
A good spicy eggnog or candy cane martini will get your holiday party a rockin’. Nobody enjoys sitting through an embarrassingly boring Christmas party just to get that lame ass secret Santa gift picked up from the dollar tree on the way to the party. So avoid the awkwardness, and loosen the atmosphere up with some good old Holiday Cheers.
Spiked Eggnog – 1 part Rum or Brandy (The cheap is stuff is fine for the nog)
3 parts eggnog. Finish with a sprinkle of nutmeg
Black Santa – 3/4 oz. Coffee Liquer
1/4 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz. Vodka. Mix all ingredients over ice and pour into 2 oz. shot glass. Enjoy
Candy-Cane-Tini – 1/2 oz. Schnapps
1 oz. Vodka
1 piece (Mini candy cane) Candy
Red-nosed Reindeer – 1 oz. Aftershock
1 oz. Rum, spiced (Captain Morgan’s)
1 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1 oz. Eggnog
1 piece Cherries/Maraschinos
1 piece Cinnamon Stick