“Eleventh Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the eleventh day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me… …eleven sugar cookie martinis!” Just as the name describes, it is a sweet drink!  Too sweet?  Not really…but we may adjust a bit on the ingredients to reduce the sweetness without taking away the namesake flavor.  I found the recipe at crazyforcrust.com,…

“Tenth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the tenth day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me… …ten Cinnamon Apple Cocktails!” Perhaps Cinnamon Apple Cider Martinis, to be more exact — our recipe for tonight showcases a yummy cinnamon apple cider simple syrup (yes, some cooking) and most of all, an amazing spicy rimmer that really makes the drink…

“Ninth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the ninth day of holiday cocktails, my true love made for me… …nine cosmopolitans!” Say, what?  Cosmo cocktail for the holidays??  Why not!  Remember, one of the steadfast ingredients in most all cosmopolitan cocktail recipes is cranberry juice…and cranberry equals holiday!! The light pink liquid in the pre-chilled martini glasses was very tasty tonight,…

“Eighth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the eighth day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me… …eight sparkling peppermint martinis!” Two firsts for me with today’s featured cocktail from the painted holiday kitchen towel of 12 holiday cocktails — a martini with sparkling wine and with crushed peppermint (candy canes) around the rim.  It was surprisingly light and…

“Seventh Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the seventh day of holiday cocktails, my true love made for me… …seven cranberry mojitos!” Nothing says ‘happy holidays’ like cranberries — from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.  Refreshing, tart (unless heavily sugared), and just the right colors of reds to enhance a cocktail glass looking the part for the season. Today’s recipe was…

“Sixth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the sixth day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me… …six cups of gingersnap eggnog!” ‘Oh, snap’ is the right exclamation to describe our sixth holiday cocktail on the journey of 12 fancy beverages as listed on my painted kitchen towel!  We sampled a marvelous recipe found on the delish.com website for gingersnap…

“Fifth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the fifth day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me… …five strawberry margaritas!” On the road to trying 12 new cocktails as listed on a holiday kitchen towel, we are now at the day five experience occurring on December 24, Christmas Eve.  I wanted to complete the 12 days on New Year’s…

“Fourth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the fourth day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me… …four grasshopper cocktails!” There are a couple of ways to make green-colored cocktails, but let’s first rule out the use of green food coloring.  We really need to rely on some main ingredients, then, for the green — like liqueurs such as Midori…

“Third Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the third day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me… …three winter sangrias!” If you don’t mind fruit floating around in your spicy wine, you’ll love this beverage.  And if you love fruit pieces that have absorbed the ‘goodness’ from a wine soaking, this type of cocktail definitely has the holiday spirit…

“Second Day of Holiday Cocktails”

On the second day of Holiday Cocktails, my true-love made for me… …two mugs of spiced coffee! Did someone say coffee?  I love coffee, especially from a festive ceramic mug.  This is the second of 12 installments on my new blog site.  I’m working on my blogging skills while trying out 12 new recipes for…

“First Day of Holiday Cocktails”

On the first day of Holiday Cocktails, my true-love made for me… …one vanilla pear cocktail! I get it.  ‘First day of Christmas, yada yada yada, a partridge in a pear tree’ the song goes.  This is probably the thought string to feature the Vanilla Pear Cocktail on the first day of 12 holiday cocktails…