Christmas Holiday Cocktails

Fun and easy to make festive cocktails

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Whether with alcohol or without these cocktails are a hit! :)

I have never really made cocktails myself, if I think back to the times I have, I can count those on my fingers. However, whenever I have taken the time and made some for some get togethers or parties it has always been a lot of fun, no matter whether the cocktails have been with alcohol or without. 

Because the Holidays are coming I thought I would take the time to give you some fun and easy to make cocktail options that are both perfect for Christmas and New Year. All of these can be made either with alcohol or without alcohol. In the video tutorial you can see that I made the Orange Mimosa and the Cherry Dream with alcohol, but if you have a look at the recipes you will find there the substitutes for each. Since I made all three and I also tried all three I can tell you which one of these three was my favourite :) Both my favourite and my boyfriends favourite was the Orange Brulee. It has that lovely sweetness from the cinnamon sugar, the ginger ale tingles on your tongue and the bruleed slice of orange is a delicious end to a great cocktail. If you want to choose just one, then I would strongly recommend the Orange Brulee :)

Like in any of my recipes where I use the orange skin, I tell you to use organic oranges. I do that because the non-organic oranges have so many chemicals used on them that the skin is not safe to use. That also applies to this recipe as the orange slices are used with the skin on and since they go into the cocktail. Be safe and use organic oranges or cut of the skin from the orange slices before you sprinkle them with the cinnamon sugar and torch them.

Since I am planning to make more cocktail recipes in the future I would love to hear suggestions from you on what kind of cocktails you would like to see. Let me know in the comments below :)

Happy Holidays Lovelies!

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Step by Step Video

RECIPE

Christmas Holiday Cocktails

Fun and easy to make festive cocktails

​INGREDIENTS
 

Orange Mimosa (2 portions)

  • 2 medium organic oranges

  • champagne or prosecco (can be substituted with a non-alcoholic alternative)

  • fresh mint for decoration

 

Orange Brulee (2 portions)

  • 3-4 tbsp sugar

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • juice of 1 orange

  • ginger ale

  • 1 organic orange

  • cinnamon stick for decoration (optional)

 

Cherry Dream

  • ice

  • 1 shot cherry liqueur per portion (can be substituted with cherry syrup)

  • some pomegranate

  • fresh mint

  • sparkling water/tonic water/white wine

DIRECTIONS

  1. To make the orange mimosa, wash the oranges well and peel one long stripe of skin with a vegetable peeler. Roll the orange skin with the skin side up (the white side down) and pierce with a wooden toothpick. (See video) Juice the oranges and fill up the glasses up to half with the orange juice. Then fill the glass up until the end with the champagne. Torch the orange skin shorty and lightly (be careful not to burn the skin), then add one into each glass and decorate with some fresh mint.

  2. To make the orange brulee, sprinkle the sugar and the cinnamon over a plate. Brush the edge of the glass with some orange juice so that the complete edge is wet and then roll the glass in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the second glass. Add about one teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar to each glass. Then divide the orange juice evenly between the two glasses and fill the glasses up with ginger ale. Slice two thin slices from the second orange. Cover the orange slices with the rest of the cinnamon sugar and torch until caramelized. Add the caramelized orange slices to the glasses right before serving and decorate with a cinnamon stick.

  3. To make the cherry dream, add some ice to each glass. Then add a shot of cherry liqueur to each glass. Add a handful of pomegranate to each glass along with fresh mint. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water, tonic water or white wine.

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