Monthly Archives: December 2012

A 1/2 Dozen Delicious Solstice / End Of The World / Christmas / Winter Drink Recipes

‘Tis the season!  I have a couple of private parties coming up and wanted to share some delicious recipes that I will be using.   Maybe you can add one to your celebration!  No cocktail (martini) glasses?  Serve them on the rocks.

Old Silk Hat
1 1/2 oz blended whiskey
1/2 oz cherry brandy
Juice of 1/4 fresh lemon

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a skewered lemon slice and cherry.  Don’t be surprised if your guest begin to dance around. 

Kris Kringle Cocktail
1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz heavy cream

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with chocolate shavings. 

Mayan Icicle
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz blue curacao
1/2 oz triple sec
juice of 1/2 lime

Blue sugar (available in gourmet food stores or just make your own with some blue food coloring)

Rim a chilled cocktail glass with the blue sugar.  Shake ingredients well with ice and strain into prepared glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel.   

Fuzzy Stocking
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz creme de cacao
1/2 oz peach schnapps
1 oz half & half

Shake well with ice.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a twist of orange peel. *Modified from a tequila recipe*

Alcohol Free Poinsettia

2 oz cranberry juice
3 oz ginger-ale
squeeze of lemon

Build over ice in a tall glass.  Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.

Red Garland Cocktail (Alcohol Free)

3 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounces orange juice
1 slice lime

Pour the cranberry juice and lime juice over ice and shake well. Strain into a large wine glass.  Splash with orange juice and place the lime slice on top.

Looking for more holiday drink ideas?  Click here to search my blog for more!

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Holiday Drink Recipe: Red Garland (Alcohol Free)

Red GarlandRed Garland Cocktail

3 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounces orange juice
1 slice lime

Pour the cranberry juice and lime juice over ice and shake well. Strain into a large wine glass.  Splash with orange juice and place the lime slice on top.

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41 Cocktails In 41 Days: The Mamie Taylor

I really thought I would enjoy the Mamie Taylor more, since I enjoy whiskey.  Ultimately, it fell flat for me.  Maybe it would be better with a different Scotch.

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.

Day Five:  Mamie Taylor
2 oz scotch
3 oz ginger-ale
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Build over ice.

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41 Cocktails in 41 Days: London Kamikaze (Video)

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.   Today’s drink was delicious!

Day Four:  London Kamikaze
1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz triple sec
1/2 oz lime juice

Shake all ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice.  Serve over ice or as a shot.

 

 

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My upcoming schedule

Want to get some Tiki in your day?  Look for me at these venues this week:

Monday (tonight) McCharacter’s 7pm-close (this could be my final appearance here)
Wednesday Golden Lion Tiki Bar 5pm-11pm
Thursday Golden Lion Tiki Bar 5pm-11pm
Friday Golden Lion Tiki Bar 12pm-4pm
Friday Gary & Brenda’s End Of The World Party (Private Party) 6pm-10pm
Sunday Golden Lion Tiki Bar 12pm-6pm

See you soon!

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41 Cocktails in 41 Days: Peppermint Stick

41 Cocktails in 41 Days: Peppermint Stick

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.  You get to come along for the adventure!  I am making and tasting the drinks for the first time in these one take videos.   Thanks for watching!

Day Three:  Peppermint Stick
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 1/2 oz creme de cacao
1 oz light cream or milk

Shake all ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice.  Strain into a champagne flute.

 

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41 Cocktails in 41 Days: Cookie Dough Shot (Video)

41 Cocktails in 41 Days: Cookie Dough Shot

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.  You get to come along for the adventure!  I am making and tasting these drinks for the first time in the one take videos.   Thanks for watching!

Day Two:  Cookie Dough Shot
1 oz amaretto
1 oz irish cream
cinnamon

Layer irish cream over the amaretto in a shot glass.   Toss in a few dashes of cinnamon and let them settle into the drink.

 

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41 Cocktails In 41 Days: Good Morning Jamaica

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.  You get to come along for the ride.

Day One:  Good Morning Jamaica
2 oz Kahlua coffee liquer
1 oz Myers’s dark rum
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or build over rocks.

 

 

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Alcohol Free Poinsettia

It’s the holiday party season and some of your guests will appreciate alcohol free options beyond a seltzer with a lime.  Try this out!

Alcohol Free Poinsettia

2 oz cranberry juice
3 oz ginger-ale
squeeze of lemon

Build over ice in a tall glass.  Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.  

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Tiki Says: Buy Me A Gift!

Are you feeling guilty about missing Bartender Appreciation Day yesterday (12/8)?   Looking forward to Christmas or my birthday (1/24)?   Just want to show me some love?  Click on my wishlist here and start buying!

I’ve been a good boy 🙂

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