SKYY Holiday Cocktails

‘Tis the Season to Eat, Drink and Be Merry! These cocktails from SKYY Infusions do well for the “drink” part of the equation, leaving your guest all the more merry. We even have some suggestions for the “eat” part.

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Candy Cane Swirl

The Candy Cane Swirl is designed to add a simple, yet festive element to your larger holiday parties, utilizing familiar ingredients easily mixed in larger quantities.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz SKYY Infusions Raspberry
  • 3 oz red cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz grenadine
  • 0.5 oz peppermint schnapps
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Candy canes

Instructions

Rim martini glass with crushed candy cane. Combine SKYY Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, Cranberry Juice and Grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Top with Lemon Lime Soda and garnish with small peppermint candy cane.

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Mele Kalikimaka Martini

A creative twist on a Bing Crosby classic, the Mele Kalikimaka Martini is ”Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you.” Turning a classic cocktail, contemporary using SKYY Infusions Pineapple and Coconut Cream, the martini adds a personal touch to your typical eggnog and is a surefire way to impress a more sophisticated, adventurous crowd.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz SKYY Infusions Pineapple
  • 3 oz eggnog
  • Splash of coconut cream or coconut milk
  • Nutmeg

Cinnamon

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Top with sprinkling of nutmeg and cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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The Ninth Night

You may think that you’re done celebrating once the candles burn out in the menorah, but The Ninth Night is the great way to conclude your Hanukkah festivities. A refreshing cocktail designed to commemorate a special (and unofficial) ninth night of Hanukkah.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz SKYY Infusions Citrus
  • 1 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into tall rocks glass. Garnish with strand of gold ribbon wrapped around the glass.

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Cuppa Good Cheer

Thick, frothy and decadent, a Cuppa Good Cheer featuring SKYY Infusions Cherry is a mature version of a holiday favorite and certain to keep spirits bright.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz SKYY Infusions Cherry
  • 0.5 white crème de cacao
  • 4 oz extra hot chocolate
  • 1 oz half and half
  • Whipped cream
  • Red sprinkles

Instructions

Combine all ingredients into a holiday mug and top with whipped cream and red sprinkles.

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Holiday Glögg

Ingredients

  • 12 oz SKYY Vodka
  • 1 Bottle 750 ml of dry red wine
  • 1.5 tbsp. mulling spice
  • 1 tsp. fresh orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. blanched almonds
  • 4 tbsp. raisins

Instructions

Wrap mulling spice in cheesecloth. In a large saucepan, combine the wine, SKYY vodka, cheesecloth with mulling spice, orange zest and sugar. Allow to very lightly simmer over medium heat for at least 30 minutes (do not boil). Discard the mulling spices. Drop a few raisins and almonds at the bottom of each mug and top with the hot liquid.

courtesy SKYY Spirits

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