Warm Up With These Decadent Holiday Drinks

As the temperatures start to dip even more this winter and snow flurries around us, keeping toasty and finding fun ways to enjoy the indoors because even more necessary. Of course, one of our favorite ways to warm our bones is by sipping on creative cocktails gathered around the living room with friends.

Cognac Hot Cocoa

holiday cocktails

  • 1.5 oz. Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
  • 6 ounces Hot Chocolate
  • 3 drops Vanilla Extract
  • 1 drop Hazelnut Extract

Garnish: Whipped cream, nutmeg and chocolate shavings
Glass: Holiday mug
Add Cognac, chocolate and vanilla. Stir. Top with whipped cream, nutmeg and chocolate shavings.

Honey Buttered Rum

holiday cocktails

  • 1.5 oz. Aged Demerara Rum
  • .75 oz. Spiced Dark Honey Syrup
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .25 oz. Rhum Damosieu 110
  • 2 dash Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters
  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Hot Water to Top

Glass:  Copper mug
Garnish: Butter cube
Method: Stir. Top with hot water.

The 8th Day

holiday cocktails

  • 1 1/2 Parts Havana Club Añejo Clásico
  • 3 Parts Chai Tea
  • 1 3/4 Parts Coconut Milk
  • 1 Part Simple Syrup Or 1 tbs White Sugar

Glass: Rocks Glass
Garnish: Grated Cinnamon or Toasted Coconut Shavings
Method: Hot Ingredients — Prepare Chai Tea. While the tea steeps, warm coconut milk over medium heat, do not boil. Combine ingredients in a high temperature resistant mixing glass, adding rum last and stir. Serve in an Irish Coffee Cup or preferred glass coffee cup, and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Cold Ingredients — Prepare Chai tea, removing tea bag after steeping, and allow to cool.  Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake vigorously. Pour ingredients into an empty, chilled rocks glass. Garnish.

Holly Jolly

holiday cocktails

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • .5 oz. Pine Liqueur
  • .75 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3 Mint
  • Top with soda

Glass: Miracle Collins Glass
Garnish: Pine needles
Method: Shake. Strain. Top with soda.

LuxeEpicure | Dec 2016
Kimberly Fisher