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Old 12-21-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Holiday Cocktails

Lets see those recipes for traditional and non-traditional Holdiay Cocktails that you may have picked up during your travels and go over well at your house during the festive months.

Any good tips for a great eggnog, Irish hot cocoa, or hot buttered rum out there?

The wife and her family don't really enjoy spirits strait up so I always end up in charge of finding something "frilly" that the ladys will like but the guys won't turn up their noses at.

I stole this one from the food network for Hot Buttered Rum this year.

Ingredients
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water

Directions:
In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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through family of family...

"The Rum Drink"

Rum, cider, squeeze of lemon. Stir over ice, then put some drops of bitters on top.

Very tasty, we make it from time to time...
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:03 PM   #3
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my family usually drinks bourbon
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Holiday Cocktails

Did a trial run of the Hot Buttered Rum. Substituted all spice instead of cloves and added a half a stick of butter. Turned out pretty tasty. I'm thinking a little vanilla will put the cherry on the top!
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: Holiday Cocktails

We started drinking Dark and Stormy's. I am not much for mixed drinks unless I am at clubs, but I love this cocktail at home . Goes great with cigars too!

2 oz Dark rum
8 oz ginger beer

Pour rum over ice, add ginger beer, and stir.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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peppermint schnapps in hot chocolate is always good too
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:45 AM   #7
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Tis the season for coughs and colds.

I made one of these last night.

In a pint glass:
2 T honey
1 pat butter
1 (or 2) shots of your favorite dark spirit (scotch, rum, rye)

Top off with hot water from the tea kettle. Stir vigorously to melt the butter and dissolve the honey.

Good for what ails ya.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:01 AM   #8
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We make Bourbon Slush's every year for Christmas

7 cups water
3 cups bourbon whiskey (Jim Beam taste the best)
12 ozfrozen lemonade
6 ozfrozen orange juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cupsstrong tea

Mix all ingredients a day ahead and place in freezer. When ready to serve, take out of freezer, spoon into a glass and top off with 7up/Sprite
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:32 AM   #9
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Gingerbread martinis

Gingerbread syrup from Starbucks
Vodka
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:05 AM   #10
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Default Re: Holiday Cocktails

Christmas is typically spike eggnog (brandy) and/or beer.

I do enjoy making coffee with disaronno and baileys.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:32 AM   #11
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Default Re: Holiday Cocktails

Great recipes everyone. The Bourbon Slush looks very interesting. I may have to give that one a try next.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:54 AM   #12
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I don't have a recipe to add, but I just wanted to post because I need to mark this thread to come back to when I'm home and can access my liquor cabinet

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Cranberry Bog Nog (just made up the name, but it is something we make every year).

1 bottle of Cranbery juice (if you want to use a Cran-other fruit mix that's cool)
equal amount of red wine (whatever you like, but we often use a burgundy - drier, but not expensive.
6 sticks of cinnamon
2 Earl Grey tea bags

place contents in a large saucepan or crock pot and warm. You'll smell when it is ready.
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We started drinking Dark and Stormy's. I am not much for mixed drinks unless I am at clubs, but I love this cocktail at home . Goes great with cigars too!

2 oz Dark rum
8 oz ginger beer

Pour rum over ice, add ginger beer, and stir.
To be a true DnS it needs to have Gossling's Black Seal Rum, the official rum of Bermuda.
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To be a true DnS it needs to have Gossling's Black Seal Rum, the official rum of Bermuda.
So, is Black Seal any good as just a sipping rum? Or is it best mixed?
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So, is Black Seal any good as just a sipping rum? Or is it best mixed?
It's ok for sipping. They make a higher end "Goslings Family Reserve" which is indeed a sipping rum, but not as nice as the likes of Zaya...

Black Seal is great for mixed rum drinks and is like $10 a bottle at Bermuda Duty Free! We got a take away case on my girlfriend's recent trip there this summer.

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To be a true DnS it needs to have Gossling's Black Seal Rum, the official rum of Bermuda.
Yes, it is. I wanted to avoid saying only one brand of rum will do. There are a couple of brands of ginger beer from the island too.
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Enjoyed this last night...Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail

1 oz Coconut rum
1 oz Banana liquor
2 oz Pineapple juice
1 dash Grenadine syrup
1 Cherry (garnish)

Shake pineapple juice, banana liquor and coconut rum with ice in a tumbler. Pour into a martini cocktail glass. Add dash of grenadine, and serve.
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Enjoyed this last night...Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail

1 oz Coconut rum
1 oz Banana liquor
2 oz Pineapple juice
1 dash Grenadine syrup
1 Cherry (garnish)

Shake pineapple juice, banana liquor and coconut rum with ice in a tumbler. Pour into a martini cocktail glass. Add dash of grenadine, and serve.
Awwww Hell. That's my favorite dessert. Now I gotta go and fight the loonys at the store on the night before Christmas Eve to get some 99 bananas.
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