The Swan Prince

Ingredients: A good prosecco, not too sweet (recommended: Nino Franco Rustico) A good cognac (recommended: Courvoisier or Remy Martin, though Landy is good) Benedictine Method: Take a pair of chilled champagne flutes; pour no more than a quarter of the glass with cognac. Splash in a little Benedictine (don’t get carried away). Fill the rest […]

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SnowFall (not Snowball)

Ingredients: 1 measure of orange juice 1 measure of black currant juice 1 egg white sprinkle ground nutmeg Method: In a tall glass, pour in the orange juice and black currant juice. Using an electric blender, whip egg white until creamy, but not stiff. Stir into glass of juice and sprinkle the top with nutmeg […]

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The Manchester

Photo by Wine Dharma Ingredients: Jameson Irish Whiskey Dry Vermouth Angostura Bitters Method: Fill your cocktail shaker (or glass full of ice if you’re a southern heathen) with Jameson and vermouth in a 3-to-1 ratio. Add a good shake of bitter into the mix—this is Manchester after all. “This is Manchester. We do things differently […]

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Peppermint Martini

Photo by slgckgc Ingredients: 5 ounces high quality vodka 2 ounces of white crème de menthe ½ ounce of peppermint schnapps Mini candy canes Glacé cherries, optional Method: Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into chilled martini glasses and garnish each with a candy cane.

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Hot Butterscotch Chocolate

Ingredients: 2 ounces butterscotch Schnapps ½ ounce Amaretto (may substitute ½ ounce Nocello) 5 ounces hot cocoa fresh whipping cream chocolate shavings caramel sauce Method: Prepare hot cocoa per instructions on container. Mix the Schnapps and Amaretto and pour into prepared hot cocoa. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and/or dribble caramel sauce over.

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Mulled Cranberry Juice

Photo by barnimages.com Contributor’s Note: If you want a bubbly consistency (my mother) add ¼ c. of ginger ale to your mug or glass. Ingredients: 2 quarts (64 ounces or about 2 liters) real cranberry juice (not cocktail juice) 6 cinnamon sticks, broke in half ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup […]

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Hot Chocolate Mix

Photo by mommyknows { Kim Becker } Ingredients: 1 large container Nesquick 1 large container powdered creamer 1 pound confectioner’s sugar 1 (8 quart) box of powdered milk Method: Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. To serve, fill mugs about ½ full of powder. Add boiling water, stir and enjoy.

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Hot Apple Cider

Photo by Unskinny Boppy Ingredients: 1 gallon good quality homemade apple cider or apple juice Several fresh cinnamon sticks 1 or 2 small sweet red apples, sliced very thin 1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Method: Pour the apple cider/juice into a large pot and drop in the cinnamon sticks. […]

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Hogmanay

Ingredients: 1 measure good quality bourbon into tall glass 1 measure ginger wine top up with ginger ale Slice crystallised ginger on top and serve!

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