‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry!
*Ingredients listed in bold are available at Bartell’s. Stock levels may vary per store.
Makes 4 – 6 servings
1 750 mL bottle of dry red wine, try 14 Hands Hot to Trot
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 orange, sliced into rounds
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
2 to 4 tablespoons Anna’s Honey
Cook the mulled wine on medium-high heat until it just barely reaches a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.
Using a fine mesh strainer, remove and discard the orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Give the mulled wine a taste, and stir in extra sweetener if needed.
Serve warm in heatproof mugs.
Makes 2 servings
1 oz Crown Royal
1 oz amaretto liqueur
2 oz Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Sugar for rim
Rim shot glasses with sugar. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the whisky, amaretto, and cranberry juice. Shake well. Strain into two shot glasses.
Modified from: https://www.thespruceeats.com/red-snapper-shot-recipe-761625
Makes 4 servings
Finely-crushed candy canes
1 1/2 oz. white chocolate liqueur
1 oz. Kraken Rum
1/2 oz. ginger liqueur
Dip the rim of the glass with water and add the finely crushed candy canes. Combine white chocolate liqueur, rum, ginger liqueur, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into prepared glass.
Makes 6 servings
1.5 oz. vanilla vodka
1.5 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
.75 oz. amaretto
1 tsp. confectioner’s sugar
3 tbsp. milk or Half & Half
1 cup ice
Modified from: https://www.3yummytummies.com/sugar-cookie-martini/
Makes 6 servings
2 small apples, thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, cut into wedges
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup Crown Royal Whisky
1/4 cup E&J Vs Brandy
1 1/2 cups Domaine Ste. Michelle Sparkling Wine
Cinnamon and sugar mixture for rim
Cinnamon sticks and star anise for garnish
Modified from: https://www.recipegirl.com/apple-cider-sangria/
2 ounces Maker’s Mark or Bulliet Bourbon
1 ounce simple syrup
1 large egg
3 to 4 ice cubes
freshly grated nutmeg for garnish
Modified from: https://breadboozebacon.com/bourbon-flip/
Makes 12 servings
1 (0.13-oz.) packet Kool-Aid Lemon Lime mix
4 cups water
4 cups ice
3 cups 7UP
2 cups Dole Pineapple Juice
2 cups Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 cup Canada Dry Ginger Ale
Lime wedges, for rimming
Red sanding sugar, for rimming
1 packet Brown & Haley’s Roca Hot Chocolate Mix
Brown & Haley’s Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Whipped cream topping
Crushed candy canes
Prepare the hot chocolate according to the package instructions. While still hot, add a piece of peppermint bark and stir to dissolve. Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate syrup and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
Makes 15 servings
1 liter San Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, chilled – for extra flavor try Bubly Grapefruit Sparkling Water
2 cups Tropicana Orange Juice
4 cups Canada Dry Ginger Ale, chilled
2 cups Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
1-2 cups frozen cranberries
In a large punch bowl, mix together chilled sparkling water and orange juice. Next, add in chilled ginger ale and stir. Then stir in cranberry juice cocktail and mix everything. Pour drinks in individual cups and garnish with sugar dusted frozen cranberries to serve.
Makes 10 servings
2 liters Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
2 liters Canada Dry Ginger Ale
1 lb. frozen cranberries
1 orange sliced
2 limes sliced
Rosemary sprig to garnish
Combine the cranberry juice, ginger ale in a large punch bowl. Add the frozen cranberries, orange slices, lime slices and ice. Garnish with a small orange slice on the rim of the glass and a fresh rosemary.
Modified from: https://petersfoodadventures.com/christmas-punch/