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Christmas Cocktails - Recipes & 10 Places to Get Supplies!

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  Christmas is a mere two days away. Many gather round their tree and their tables to celebrate the holidays with friends and family and whether or not that’s your ideal way of spending the ...

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Christmas is a mere two days away. Many gather round their tree and their tables to celebrate the holidays with friends and family and whether or not that’s your ideal way of spending the weekend there is a way to wind down, and survive the madness of the holiday – make yourself a delicious cocktail. Try out the following recipes for holiday appropriately festive beverages.

Egg Nog

4 cups milk

5 whole cloves

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

12 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups light rum

4 cups light cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

Instructions:

1.       Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.

2.       In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar and whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs.

3.       Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil.

4.       Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.

5.       Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

 

Poinsettias

4 ounces brut champagne

1/2 ounce of Cointreau or Triple Sec

1 ½ tablespoons cranberry juice

Mix champagne, Coinreau or Triple Sec, and cranberry juice in a flute champagne glass. Add a single cranberry in the glass for a little extra flair and serve.

Gingerbread Apple Cocktail

2 ounces Domaine de Canton
1 ounce vanilla vodka
2.5 ounce apple cider

Crushed graham crackers
A few drops of lemon juice
Orange zest
Agave syrup

Using chilled martini glasses, line rim of glass by dipping it into a small dish of agave syrup. Next dip it in a dish of crushed spiced graham crackers crumbs.Place all the ingredients except for the orange zest in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glasses, grate fresh orange zest onto drink and serve immediately.

 

Take a trip to your local liquor store and stock up on supplies.

 

1.       Hampton Bays Wines and Spirits (631) 728-8595 / hamptonbayswine.com

46 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946

 

2.       Towne Cellars Wines and Liquors (631) 874-0451 / townecellars.com

460 Country Road 111, Manorville, NY, 11949

 

3.       Holbrook Liquors (631) 563-3515 / holbrookliquors.com

125 Beacon Drive, Holbrook, NY, 11741

 

4.       Lake Liquors (631) 585-6100 / lakeliquor.com

299 Hawkins Avenue #2, Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779

 

5.       Port to Port Wines and Spirits (631) 754-8282 / porttoportwines.com

365 Fort Salonga Road, Northport, NY, 11768

 

6.       Bottles & Cases (631) 423-9463 / bottlesandcases.com

99 East Main Street, Huntington, NY, 11743

 

7.      Crazy Billy’s Deer Park Liquor (631) 667-8070 / crazybillys.net

1887 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY, 11729

 

8.      One-Stop Liquors (516) 827-3100 / onestopliquors.org

453 Central Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714

 

9.      Westbury Liquors (516) 831-8602 / westburyliquors.com

1250 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY, 11590

 

10. K and W Liquors (516) 326-7721 / kandwliquors.com

163 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square, NY, 11010