Articles Tagged: Holidays & Themes

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Seven Blue Swans a Swimming

Ingredients:
3/4oz. Tequila blanco
1/4oz. Blue Curacao
2-3 dashes Galliano
1-1/2oz. heavy cream

Directions:
Shake all the ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.… Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Six Geese a- Eggnog

Ingredients:
1/2 cup eggnog
2 pinches nutmeg
1 pinch cloves
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Mexican Chocolate (Ibarra cinnamon-flavored Mexican chocolate)
1-1/2 oz. Reposado Tequila
Mexican Chocolate Shavings

Ingredients:
In a saucepan, whisk together eggnog, nutmeg, cloves and cocoa powder. Heat mixture over med-low heat until simmering, do not boil. Slowly add the grated Mexican chocolate until … Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 5

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Five Goldflake Rings

Ingredients:
1/2oz. Goldschlager
1oz. Vodka
1/2oz. Apple pucker

Directions:
Shake over ice, strain into cocktail glass.… Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Four Colly Bubbly Birds

Ingredients
1/2oz. green crème de menthe
Cracked ice
Champagne, chilled
Lime slice, garnish

Pour crème de menthe into bottom of flute fill with ice. Pour in Champagne. Garnish with lime slice… Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 3

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Three French Martini Hens

Ingredients:
1-1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Chambord
1 oz. pineapple juice
Lemon twist, garnish

Directions:
Shake vigorously with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel over drink and drop it in.… Read more

Tom & Jerry

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Gather around the Christmas tree with a mug of something warm and boozy! The Tom & Jerry is a classic hot cocktail that’s just right for the holidays.

You can leave out the booze for the kids and those who don’t drink alcohol, and it will still taste fantastic. This recipe isn’t difficult, but it does take a little extra attention. The flavor is much nicer than you’d get from a Tom & Jerry flavoring … Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 2

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Two Carmel Turtle Doves

Ingredients:
1oz. Amaretto
1oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1oz. Tia Maria
2oz. Heavy Cream

Directions:
Pour Amaretto, Baileys,Tia Maria into ice filled glass, top with cream, stir.… Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 1

Why not treat yourself to a different drink for each of the twelve days of Christmas a little early?

Traditionally, the Twelve days of Christmas begins on December 25th and concludes on the but we want to give you a head start on the holiday fun with 12 days of festive drinks for your pre-celebration pleasure. In some traditions the lyrics in the old English carol refer to the day after Christmas through the … Read more

Cocktail Reads To Gift For The Holidays

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We are avowed bibliophiles (book lovers) at DOTW and consume books on drink history, spirits and cocktails. There have been amazing books published in the last few years on drinking history, Prohibition and the exploration of cocktail culture. We can’t think of a better gift to give for the holidays.

Here are our top picks for for your favorite book lover:

    DIY Cocktails. We can’t help ourselves. It might not be what you think

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DIY Cranberry Liqueur

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‘Tis the season for cranberries! This homemade cranberry liqueur has a bright flavor and beautiful color, making it a delightful DIY holiday gift. It’s easy to make yet still impressive enough to share.

You can play with flavors a bit by adding vanilla or cinnamon to your batch. Use it in a Cosmopolitan or a creation of your own! (For ideas on how to design your own drinks, check out DIY Cocktails.)

This recipe makes … Read more

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