Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Friends tend to call me the Vegan Martha Stewart because I love hosting parties and I like to get creative with them. (I actually tend to refer to myself as the Vegan Liz Lemon, but that’s a story for another post.) I usually host a Christmas cocktail party every year, and I serve Christmas themed drinks. Two of the most popular drinks I make are the Christmas Cosmo and the Candy Cane Martini. I also like to serve a non-alcoholic drink for designated drivers and teetotallers. Last year I made an Orange Ginger Sparkling Tea and it was a big hit with my guests. Sadly, this year I don’t have time to host my usual cocktail party, but I just may enjoy a cocktail or two with Dennis while we we watch Love Actually and Robbie the Reindeer

 

Christmas Cosmos

 

Christmas Cosmos

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons Cranberry Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Lime Juice
  • Lime slices and cranberries for garnish

Directions

Pour the vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime juice over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until very cold and then strain into martini glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime and cranberries on a cocktail pick.

Makes 2 or 3 martinis depending on your glass size

 

 

Candy Cane Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1/3 cup Sparkling Water
  • Mini candy cane or starlight peppermint for garnish

Directions:

Pour the vodka, peppermint schnapps and sparkling water over ice in a cocktail shaker. Give it a quick shake, and then stir. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with a mini candy cane or a peppermint.

Makes 2 or 3 martinis depending on your glass size

  

Sparkling Tea

Orange Ginger Sparkling Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of Water
  • 4 Tea Bags, Black or Green Tea
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 inch Piece of Ginger Root, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 1 liter Bottle of Sparkling Water
  • 2 oranges, sliced

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized pan over medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the tea bags and agave nectar.  Let tea bags steep for 5 to 10 minutes and then remove.
  2. Blend the orange juice and ginger together in a blender.
  3. Mix the tea, orange juice and ginger, and sparkling water together in a pitcher.
  4. Serve over ice with orange slices for garnish.

Makes 6 to 8 glasses of tea

 

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