1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup Champagne
1/2 cup cranberry juice
2 strips orange zest, each about 1/4-inch wide and 2 inches long
Combine vodka, champagne and juice in a large-stemmed red wine glass. Add crushed ice and stir until mixture is well chilled. Twist the orange strips over the glass, drop them in and serve.
2 shots Irish cream liqueur
1 shot brandy
1/2 shot cinnamon schnapps
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Cinnamon stick, for garnish
Place ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
1 quart eggnog
1/2 cup white rum (recommended: Myer’s Platinum)
1/2 cup white chocolate liqueur
1 cup whipped topping
Grated white chocolate, for garnish
Pumpkin pie spice, for garnish
In a punch bowl, combine eggnog, rum and white chocolate liqueur. When ready to serve, whisk the mixture to a frothy consistency and pour into cups. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the whipped topping into each cup. Garnish with grated white chocolate and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice.
2 ounces applejack liqueur
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce grenadine or simple syrup
Hard apple cider
For each drink, shake applejack liqueur, lemon juice and grenadine or simple syrup in shaker with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with hard apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick.
1 shot pear brandy
Chilled, extra-dry champagne
Sliced pears, for garnish
Stir pear nectar and pear brandy in a chilled glass. Divide pear blend into 2 rocks glasses filled with crushed ice. Top with chilled champagne and garnish with sliced pears.