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Top Holiday Drinks

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  1. 1. Top Holiday Drinks Chad Collins
  2. 2. Sparkling Charleston Cosmo Ingredients 1 cup crushed ice 3 tablespoons vodka 1 1/2 tablespoons peach nectar 1 tablespoon orange liqueur 1 tablespoon white cranberry juice 2 lemon wedges 2 tablespoons sparkling white wine Garnish: orange slice Prep: Combine crushed ice, vodka, peach nectar, orange liqueur, and 1 white cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker Juice lemon wedges into shaker Put wedges in shaker Cover shaker, and shake until chilled Strain beverage a 6- to 8-oz. glass; throw away lemon wedges and ice. Add sparkling white wine Garnish
  3. 3. Citrus Sangria Ingredients: 2 (750mL) bottles white Zinfandel 4 cups of white grape juice 1 sliced orange, lemon, and lime Prep: Combine the wine & grape juice Stir in sliced orange, lemon, and lime Chill for a few hours Serve over ice
  4. 4. Hot Buttered Rye Ingredients: 1 cup of heavy cream 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup rye whiskey 6 tablespoons hot water 2 tablespoons ginger liqueur Fresh & grated nutmeg Prep: Beat heavy cream and maple syrup for 2 minutes or until consistency resembles softened butter Cover and chill 1-24 hours Pour rye whiskey, hot water, and ginger liqueur into a 6-oz. (makes sure cup it heatproof) Top cocktail with about 1/4 cup maple-cream mixture and freshly grated nutmeg
  5. 5. Eggnog Ingredients: 6 cups milk 2 cups heavy cream 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 12 pasteurized egg yolks 2 cups sugar Freshly ground nutmeg Prep: Cook milk, heavy cream, and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat Stir occasionally for 5 to 7 minutes or until steaming Reduce heat to low Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a large saucepan until smooth Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until mixture reaches at least 160 Whisk milk mixture into egg mixture Cool 30 minutes; transfer to a pitcher Cover mix and chill 3-24 hours Top with eggnog Dust cocktail with freshly ground nutmeg
  6. 6. Gingerbread Martini Ingredients: Ginger liqueur Crushed gingersnaps 2 tablespoons ginger liqueur 2 tablespoons vanilla-citrus liqueur 1 1/2 tablespoons coffee-flavored rum 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons whipping cream 1 cup of ice cubes Garnish: Partially split vanilla bean rolled in sugar Prep: Dip glass rims in ginger liqueur and crushed gingersnaps Store glasses in freezer Stir together 2 Tbsp. ginger liqueur, vanilla-citrus liqueur, coffee-flavored rum, honey, and whipping cream in a cocktail shaker Add ice cubes; cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled Strain into a chilled martini glass Garnish
  7. 7. Enjoy Responsibly!
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