What would the holidays be without cocktails? I shudder to imagine. Jesus turned water into wine…I think He’d be a little offended if you didn’t imbibe a little booze on His birthday. WWJD? He’d try these cocktails this holiday season.
The Grinch (http://itthing.com)
2 oz Midori
½ oz lemon juice
1 tsp simple syrup
Maraschino cherry and candy cane for garnish
Smashed peppermints or sugar for rim of glass
Use some of your simple syrup to line rim of martini glass. Dip top of glass in plate of smashed peppermints or sugar. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cherry or peppermint.
Eggnog Martini (http://www.celebrations.com)
2 ounces of dark rum
½ ounce of vanilla vodka
1 ½ ounces of Eggnog
Dash of simple syrup
Crushed graham crackers for garnish
Before serving, crush one graham cracker per glass onto a side plate.
On another plate pour a dash of simple syrup and gently set your martini glass on the plate to coat the rim, then place the glass onto the graham cracker plate to coat the rim with crushed crackers and let stand while you prepare the martini.
In a cocktail shaker, add the ingredients and shake vigorously before straining into a martini glass.