Winter Cocktail Recipes

OUR FAVORITE WINTER COCKTAIL RECIPES

Courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

 

ULTRA ALEXANDER

ULTRA ALEXANDER Recipe- Winter Cocktail RecipesA blend of brandy, crème de cocoa, chocolate syrup and whipped cream, this sweet cocktail is best served with almond shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate and makes an excellent party drink!

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 1 1/3 jiggers brandy (2 ounces)
  • 1 1/3 jiggers crème de cacao (2 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate shavings

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add brandy, crème de cacao, whipping cream and chocolate syrup.
  3. Shake, strain and serve in a PartyTime Rentals martini glass
  4. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings

TWINKLING GINGER CHAMPAGNE PUNCH

Twinkling Ginger Champagne Recipe- Winter Cocktail RecipesAdding ginger to this sparkling drink gives it a peppery bite.  You can skip the vodka and champagne for a non-alcohol version and use sparkling water or sparkling cider. 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons finely snipped crystallized ginger (found in the baking aisle or near the herbs & spices)
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle champagne, chilled

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water and ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.  Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in vodka and cool to room temperature.  Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Strain the vodka mixture to remove the candies ginger; discard the ginger
  4. Pour vodka mix into a large bowl. Slowly pour the champagne down the side of the bowl; stir gently with an up-and-down motion to mix.
  5. To serve, ladle punch mixture into PartyTime Rentals champagne glasses or punch cups. Serve immediately.  Makes 8 servings.

CANDY CANE COCKTAIL

Candy Cane Cocktail recipe- Winter Cocktail RecipesThe perfect winter holiday cocktail! This is another top favorite of our Winter Cocktail Recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Candy Cane, crushed for garnish
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes white crème de menthe
  • 2 ½ ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Place crushed candy cane bits on a small plate or saucer.
  2. Wet the outside rim of a chilled PartyTime Rentals martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with the candy.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, crème de menthe, cranberry juice and ice.
  4. Shake until well combined and strain into the prepared martini glass; serve immediately.

 

EGG NOG MARTINI

EGG NOG MARTINI Cocktail- Winter Cocktail RecipesAs your guests enter, greet them with this delicious brandied egg nog! This is why it is a top favorite of our Winter Cocktail Recipes not just for the holidays!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3 cups brandy

Directions:

  1. Set a large fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl. Place bottom of bowl in an ice bath; set aside.  Off heat, in a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice.  Gradually whisk in 4 cups milk, taking care to incorporate the cornstarch.  Whisk in egg yolks.
  2. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until the first large bubble sputters, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute more.
  4. Remove from heat; immediately pour through the sieve into bowl. Stir in remaining milk.  Let cool completely in bowl still set in ice bath.
  5. Just before serving, stir in brandy, and ladle into PartyTime Rentals martini glasses. Garnish with pumpkin pie spice.

THE BLIZZARD COCKTAIL

BLIZZARD COCKTAIL COCKTAIL- Winter Cocktail RecipesThis warm cocktail is super easy to make and a guest favorite on a cold, winter evening!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey or rum
  • ½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • ½ ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • Hot coffee
  • Whipped cream

*Pairs great with our Irish Coffee mugs.

 

Directions:

  1. In a PartyTime Rentals Irish coffee mug, stir together the whiskey, hazelnut liqueur and Irish cream; top with coffee. Garnish cocktail with whipped cream and serve immediately.

WINTER SOLSTICE COCKTAIL

WINTER SOLSTICE COCKTAIL RECIPE- Winter Cocktail RecipesThis refreshingly simple cocktail just screams winter! This is why it is a top favorite of our Winter Cocktail Recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ ounces orange vodka
  • ½ ounce orange-flavored liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Club soda, chilled
  • 1 mint leaf, for garnish
  • 1 raspberry, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice and ice. Shake until well combined.
  2. Strain into a chilled PartyTime Rentals glass; add a splash of soda.
  3. Carefully fold mint leaf in half lengthwise and place the stem end into the opening of the raspberry. Float on top of the cocktail and serve immediately.

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