A trio of Christmas time cocktails, as featured on tonight’s Island Time Radio Show.
Hot Buttered Mocha
1 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
1 pkg instant hot cocoa
Combine all ingredients in a coffee mug. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
2 oz gin
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz pineapple juice
Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple chunk, a little paper parasol, and ride the trade winds to happy hula-days!!
Santa’s Little Ho Ho Ho (Punch Recipe)
One bottle champagne
One 2L bottle ginger-ale
Two (10 oz) bags frozen strawberriesCombine all ingredients in a large punch bowl & stir gently.
Tom Collins, properly presented in a Collins’ glass
Top 5 Summertime Drinks: Tom Collins
In my book, there isn’t much that says “summertime” like a nice Collins drink. A Collins is a family of sweetened “fizzes”. The Tom Collins is the grandaddy of them all. You will need gin, sugar, fresh lemons, and soda water for this cocktail. While your shopping, grab some oranges and cocktail cherries. If you don’t have a Collins glass, try to use another tall glass such as a cooler glass or even a beer pint. Squeeze a half lemon into the glass and add a teaspoon of sugar. Stir this mixture a bit with a bar spoon. Fill with ice and pour in 2 oz gin. Shake with vigor to dissolve the sugar. Top with club soda and stir. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice. Alternate method (a little more labor intensive) is to muddle lemon wedges with the sugar then continue the rest of the process. This is how I make it when I want it to be extra special.
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.