Your Simple To Fix Mixed Drink Recipes For The Holidays

By Henesson Juliliu

Merry Holidays and a happy Christmas to you! As we gather around with friends and loved ones to celebrate there will be some parties going on. If you are hosting a party this holiday season you may be looking for some good mixed drink recipes to share with your guests. Here are some favorite classics and maybe some you have not heard of before.

The Dirty Snowball: An easy drink to make with 3 parts cream, 2 parts Irish Liqueur and 1 part peppermint schnapps. Pour ice into an old fashioned glass and then pour in the ingredients. Add the creme last on top of the rest. You can add a fun swizzle stick or candy cane for an added touch. Sometimes you can find straws that look like candy canes which are very festive.

Candy Cane Wonderland: In a blender add one ounce Cream de Cocoa, one ounce peppermint schnapps and one ounce half and half. Blend it all together with half a cup vanilla ice cream and one quarter cup ice. When it is smooth it is ready to go. Pour grenadine in a tall glass and swirl it around and put the frozen mixture into the glass. Top with whipped cream and a peppermint stick.

The Cool Yule Martini: Use 3 ounces of vodka, half an ounce of dry vermouth and one ounce of peppermint liqueur. Shake or stir and pour into a martini glass. It is best if you chill the glass first. Garnish with a leaf of peppermint or crushed candy canes.

Old Fashioned Tom and Jerry: An oldie but goodie this is a batter that can be made ahead of time. Use 6 eggs and separate. Beat the yolks until they submit in a small bowl. In a larger bowl whip the whites. When they are really stiff add sugar (three quarters cup) to the whites slowly. Then add a scant of salt and pure vanilla extract (1 teaspoon). Then you slowly stir in powdered milk (one cup). Fold the yolks into the batter and mix together.

Store the Tom and Jerry mix in the refrigerator covered. When you are ready to use you can mix one or two heaping tablespoons of the mix into a glass. Add hot water to fill the cup three quarters of the way full and then add about one ounce of rum. Some people like to add dark rum and a bit of brandy too, it is up to you. Mix together and then sprinkle a bit of nutmeg on top.

Any of these drinks can be made without alcohol for the younger guest or the designated driver. As with any party drink responsibly so you can remember the good times and not suffer the hangover. Enjoy the holidays with these simple drink recipes and your guests will have a great time. - 31805

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