Well I did it! I'm pretty much totally decorated for Christmas. Just a little tweaking here and there. Good thing, too. I'm hosting Bunco tomorrow night, and I had to have the house ready. It should be a fun night. Our group hasn't been together to play in over a year!
We'll be having a fun evening of dice play, cocktails and hors de oeuvres, a little "Dirty Santa" ornament exchange, and just plain ole girl-hanging-out fun!
|Champagne and Cranberries|
Of course I'll be serving Cosmopolitans, my signature drink. But it is the Holidays, so we need to jazz up the bar a bit. In searching for some pretty, and yummy-sounding, Holiday cocktail recipes, I came across a few to share.
If nothing else, the photos themselves are just gorgeous and festive.
A definite on the cocktail menu will be Candy Cane Martinis. It's the recipe used at the Four Seasons in NYC. It was prepared on the Martha Stewart show a few years back, and I knew I just had to try it. It was a big hit! I think it deserves a repeat performance ;o)
|Candy Cane Martini|
Candy Cane Martini (recipe makes one)
2 ounces Strawberry Vodka
4 dashes (around 1 teaspoon) White Creme De Menthe
2-1/2 ounces Cranberry Juice
Rim glass with crushed candy canes and garnish with a mini candy cane.
Below is a cocktail that will make it's debut at my home. Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer from Southern Living, December 2008.
Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer (recipe makes 9-1/2 cups)
5 cups Orange Juice
2 cups chilled Lemon-Lime soft drink
1-1/2 cups Vodka
1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
Stir together all ingredients; serve over ice; garnish with lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs.
|Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer|
I keep reading punches are coming back. May have to break out my Grandmother's punch set and serve some up for Christmas.
|Champagne Pomegranate Punch|
|Egg Nog Martini|
Mmmmm . . . chocolate . . .
Anything would look appetizing served up in those beauties.
What's your favorite drink ~ alcoholic or non ~ 'round the Holidays?
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