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My Favorite Cider Drinks

Bourbon, Cider, & Ginger Beer

1 1/2 oz bourbon
3 oz apple cider
ginger beer, to balance
apple slice for garnish

In an ice-filled shaker, combine bourbon and apple cider. Shake until cold. Strain into an ice-filled glass, add ginger beer, and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of apple.

Apple Cider Bellini (Batch Recipe)

One bottle of chilled prosecco
6 oz apple cider
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz maple syrup
Rosemary sprigs for garnish

Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until container is thoroughly cold. Pour mixture equally into chilled champagne flutes and top with prosecco. Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary.

Harvest Mimosa

Ingredients
Prosecco
cinnamon-sugar
cranberry juice
apple cider
diced apples
cranberries

Rim your champagne flutes with the cinnamon-sugar. Fill each flute one quarter full of cranberry juice. Fill another quarter with apple cider. Toss in a few apple pieces and cranberries. Top with prosecco.

Apple Cider Mimosa (yields 4)

One bottle of champagne
One cup of apple cider
Cinnamon-Sugar

Rim your champagne flutes with the cinnamon-sugar. Fill each flute one quarter full with apple cider. Top with champagne. Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced apples.

Pumpkin & Apple Cider Fizz

1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz apple cider
1 1/2 oz pumpkin puree
1 1/2 oz ginger beer

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, and apple cider. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top off with ginger beer.

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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.

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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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