Get in the Spirits this Holiday

By Cierra Randolph

The holidays are here!  And if you want to get into the Spirit of things here are a few recipes that will be sure to mix things up at the party and help everyone get a few holly, jolly gin blossoms on your nose down to your toes.

Remember to drink responsibly, the holidays don’t do us any good if we aren’t here together!

The Snowflake Martini


  • 2 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 oz white Creme de Menthe
  • 1 oz Half & Half
  • lemon garnish and sugar rim

Cut a slit in a lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of your martini glass.  Pour sugar on a plate large enough for the martini glass and dip the rim in the sugar to coat.  Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, top with ice, shake, and strain into the martini glass.

Elf’s Moscow Mule


  • 3 oz Tanqueray gin
  • 4 -5 oz ginger beer
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • cranberries & rosemary to garnish

Squeeze a lime quarter into your glassware (copper mug suggested), add ice, gin, ginger beer, and garnish with a few cranberries and rosemary sprigs.

Cierra’s Baileys Eggnog


  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 3.5 oz eggnog
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • cinnamon stick

Mis all ingredients together in a shaker over ice and add to glass.  Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.


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