Articles Tagged: Holidays

Merry Maker

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Just for the Holidays, a twist on the classic Manhattan. Perfect for a Holiday Gathering!

Ingredients:
2 parts Maker’s 46
1 part dry vermouth
½ part amaro
Dash of maraschino liqueur
Dash of orange bitters
Orange twist for garnish

Directions:
Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

Courtesy Maker’s Mark Bourbon.… Read more

Top Booze to Buy Your Boss

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The holidays are upon us. We know that most of you are expected to buy your boss a present for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We think that booze is the perfect gift to buy, unless your boss is a recovering alcoholic and booze only makes things worse.

To impress your your boss, you need to pick a spirit that is cool, but not too trendy. You need a bottle that is expensive enough without being … Read more

DIY Holiday Gifts for Cocktail Lovers

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Homemade holiday gifts are often the best! Aside from saving you a little money, they show the person getting the gift that you took the time out of your busy schedule to make something by hand with care. These DIY infusions and garnishes are simple and delicious. You even have enough time left before Christmas to experiment with your own variations on my recipes.

Of course, any of these homemade treats would pair well with … Read more

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

10 Boozy Ways to Stay Warm

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I don’t know where you are, but where I am it’s damn cold! Here are 10 hot drinks that will warm you up:

    Evening Nectar: Orange vodka is the base for this sweet and lightly spiced hot drink.
    Texan Hot Chocolate: Vodka and orange liqueur help turn the already outstanding hot chocolate into a warm Texas treat.
    Hot Apple Cider: Rum, apple cider and spices … who could ask for anything more?
    Glogg: Swedish hot

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Five Drinks to Ease Your Nerves after Christmas Shopping

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We originally posted these drinks after Thanksgiving but we think that’s it’s just as appropriate now with all the people hitting the malls and shops across America. Whether you are returning gifts, exchanging them or shopping for next Christmas (my mom will be out doing that today), there is a ton of shopping going on out there. While we hope it’s not as bad as after Thanksgiving (please, no pepperspraying anyone!), we know that it … Read more

Hey, Nice Shot!

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It’s almost Thanksgiving dinner time. Can you taste the succulent turkey on your lips, the buttery mashed potatoes caressing your palate and all of the sides and trimmings your heart desires? We’re excited to celebrate Thanksgiving every year, but even among all of the splendor spread across our dinner tables, there’s always one problem we have yet to solve – dessert!

We’ll do almost anything to make room for that slice of pie, cake or … Read more

Healthy Drinking for the Holidays

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The holidays are fast approaching! In our humble opinion, one of the best parts of the holiday season is gathering with friends and family. An integral part of the holiday is the drinks. It’s usually during this time of the year that I drink amazing sparkling wine (and a fair share of Champagne) and cocktails. I love going to a party and seeing an inviting punch bowl. The downside to the holidays is that I … Read more

DIY Cinnamon-Infused Vodka

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The scent and taste of cinnamon conjure warm holiday memories. And since everything is better with booze, why not add the magic of cinnamon to your vodka?

You could use it in place of plain vodka in recipes where cinnamon would be a desirable twist, such as ones with apple, cranberry, pear, honey or cream flavors. Maybe try it in some Yule Tide Punch. (To learn how to design your own recipes, check out our … Read more

Drunken Cranberry Sauce

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Some people are really attached to having can-shaped cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This year, you can save the canned stuff for the kids’ table. Why not add a little creativity—and booze—to your turkey dinner?

This sauce keeps for several weeks, so it’s an easy thing to make ahead of time. Hit the sauce!

Ingredients:

12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vodka
2 tbsp Grand Marnier
1 tbsp orange juice
Orange twist, garnish… Read more

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