Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Foodie Advice | 4 comments

Happy holidays to all! I, for one, plan on ending this difficult-stressful-AMAZING year in style. See you next year! (If the world doesn’t explode.)

I’ll leave you with a toast!


White sugar crystals, preferably coarse
2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled

1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup amaretto liqueur Santa-Sleigh-Cocktail
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 cinnamon sticks

Dampen the rims of 4 martini glasses and then line the rims with sugar crystals.
Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick.


4 sugar cubes
1 bottle Angostura bitters
1 bottle Champagne, very cold
champagne cocktailLemon twists, for garnish, optional

Start off by taking a single sugar cube, and while holding it over the opening of a bottle of Angostura bitters, invert the bottle so that some bitters soaks directly into the sugar. Drop the cube into the bottom of a chilled Champagne flute, and then fill the glass with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist, if desired. Repeat process 3 more times to make 4 drinks.


2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch salt
3/4 cup spiced rum
2 cups boiling waterHot_Buttered_Rum
4 sticks cinnamon, for garnish

Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup. Add the rum and then 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and serve.

*All recipes I found on The Food Network.


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  1. Deb Nance

    Interesting! These sound perfect for the holidays. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Beth F

    Okay, let’s see, Sunday night, Monday night, Christmas! Yes, three nights, three drinks. When should I come over?

  3. Diane (bookchickdi)

    I’ll take one Champagne Cocktail please; happy holidays.

  4. SprungAtLast

    Oh, these are lovely and will brighten up my New Year’s Eve considerably! I love the Santa’s sleigh especially.

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