Four days left! Are you done your shopping? Whether you are or aren’t, it’s probably about time you fixed yourself a nice holiday drink. A drink to get you through the rest of your shopping stress, to get through the colder nights, and to brighten your Christmas day with family and friends. But it’s no fun cheers-ing with a simple glass of wine or eggnog, let’s get creative and festive my friends. It’s time to put on my mixologist hat!
Okay, so it’s really not THAT fancy, and I totally got the recipe from somewhere like a book or online way back when. So sadly this cocktail is not of my own creation. It’s quite popular and can be found in many variations of Pinterest; which is great, but might knock my creativity and originality down a peg. So here’s my recipe.
It’s a Spiced Apple Cider Martini. It’s refreshing, yet slightly warming in it’s cinnamon goodness and alcohol medley.
4 oz Apple Cider
4 oz Vodka
2 oz Brandy
2 oz Triple Sec
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp fine sugar
1 tsp brown sugar
Combine all ingredients (you can even blend in a blender for 5 seconds) then shake with ice in a martini shaker. I like to rim the top of my martini glass with a mix of sugar and cinnamon. Simply dip the rim in lemon juice then in the sugar mix. Pour the drink in two glasses and garnish with sliced apples or cinnamon sticks. And enjoy!
Or, try another Cider favourite of 3 cups of cider mixed with 2 cups of red wine in a pot. Add maple syrup or sugar for a bit of sweetness and add some apple slices or oranges, all simmered in a pot for 5 minutes. Mulled Cider. hmmmmmm!
What is your favourite holiday cocktail recipe?