Insane Cocktails to Serve This SeasonDecember 13, 2022
…Though insane may not be the precise word. Insanely delicious? Insanely festive? Insanely easy-to-prepare? That’s more like it! Whatever the lingo, Poof Apparel’s holiday cocktails are on the menu. Here are our ideas for crowd-pleasing drinks with holiday twists.
Mulled wine is winter’s answer to summer Sangria. But what if we could have the best of both worlds? A typical mulled wine base starts with a middle-shelf Merlot, some maple syrup for sweetener, and the juice from a whole orange. For this recipe, swap the merlot for Lambrusco– a Spanish sparkling red wine. Mix in cinnamon, cloves, star anise, lemon, and just a bit of brandy, then refrigerate before serving with fruit garnish. There you have it! All the warm, spicy flavors of mulled wine, with the refreshing coolness of Sangria.
A hot toddy is typically made by mixing whiskey, honey, and lemon with hot water. Upgrade the classic by swirling in plenty of allspice, then top with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, and star anise for garnish. Swap the whiskey for rum, and you’ve got something truly merry and bright.
Hot toddy tip: With this drink, it’s all about proportions. Taste as you go, adding more honey for sweetness, more allspice for flavor, and lemon to balance it all.
You know the drill: to make a mojito, muddle together mint and sugar, then add rum, lime juice, and club soda. Now follow our lead: crush up some peppermint sticks to rim the glass, then dangle on a candy cane before serving. A drop of red food coloring and edible glitter will bring this potent potion into another realm.
Base recipes inspired by Cookie & Kate.
Via Deb Anderson
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Via Lena Khrupina