If you’re like me, and have yet to buy a single Christmas gift, then you’re probably going to need a solid cocktail at some point this weekend, as you begin your last-minute shopping. It’s not easy fighting the masses at Target or having to pass on buying yourself those thigh-high boots because you’ve already blown your gifting budget. So, you should definitely treat yourself once it’s all said and done. If you need some boozy inspiration, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a list featuring a few of my favorite holiday cocktails. Cheers!
Snowflake Chiller (Pictured Above)
2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
2 parts heavy cream
3 tablespoons melted white chocolate
½ teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon coconut extract
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Shredded coconut or granulated sugar crystals
Rim edges of glasses by dipping in melted white chocolate and then in either coconut flakes or sugar crystals. Combine vodka, heavy cream and extracts. Shake and strain into the glass.
You ever wonder what cocktails your favorite holiday characters would treat themselves to if that opportunity ever presented itself? Come on, I know I’m not the only one on that boat. Well, that thought has definitely passed my mind this month since Home Alone and Home Alone 2 have aired a total of 13,234 times this week alone, and I’ve seen 208.8 versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on TV. So, in addition to hopefully adding a little humor this holiday season, my cocktail choices for The Wet Bandits, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Ralphie’s dad, and more will hopefully give you a few options for this week’s holiday festivities. Enjoy!
Frosty The Snowman – “Minty Mistletoe”
Imagine the pain of knowing that you can never truly indulge in a hot cocktail. Thankfully for Frosty, there are a number of hot cocktails that can be enjoyed while cold. You know, for those days when you don’t want to turn into a pile of water. Also, something tells me Frosty would be a big fan of all things Pinnacle.
1 ½ parts Pinnacle® Peppermint Bark Vodka
¼ part DeKuyper® Crème de Cocoa Dark
1 ½ parts black coffee
½ part heavy cream
Can be prepared hot or cold as well as with or without cream/
Cold: Shake all ingredients together and pour into martini glass.
Hot: Stir ingredients in mug.
Top with whipped cream or marshmallow and garnish with crumbled peppermint bark.