Bartending is not only something I have done (and at times still do) to make some connections, side cash or just decompress (yes, bartending relaxes me). It’s also something I really enjoy doing. I love coming up with cocktails for different occasions to wow my friends, family, and of course the occasional bar guest. If you want to be a badass hostess this year, it’s imperative you serve a few signature holiday cocktails at your gathering. These 5 recipes for kickass holiday cocktails will guarantee to get you and your guests in more than just the holiday spirit!
The REAL Peppermint Mocha
I’m not knocking the Starbucks classic, I’m just encouraging you to drink something a little more suited for after hours. Serving this treat suggests to your guests that they can get comfy and cozy in your home, even better if you have a fire place to sit around (the digital version works too.)
Party Batch (Serves 4-5 unless you have huge mugs…I’m not judging)
24 oz coffee
8 oz milk
8 heaping spoonfuls of hot cocoa mix
3 oz peppermint schnapps
3 oz whipped cream vodka
2 oz Irish cream
Mix all ingredients together on a stove hot over low heat, pour into large mugs. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle crushed candy cane bits over the top.
Solo Mission (I’m still not judging)
6 oz coffee
2 oz milk
2 scoops cocoa mix
3/4 oz peppermint schnapps
3/4 oz whipped cream vodka
1/2 oz Irish cream
Mix all ingredients together in a big mug. Squirt whipped cream into your mouth before you squeeze an excess amount onto your mocha. Eat candy cane and sip while the bits are in your mouth.
Continue on the next page for the Ginger Snap Martini…