I am so excited to bring to you drink recipes to kick off your Christmas festivities from my friend, Lindsey from Raising Helm! Like her style? Check out her blog at https://raisinghelmblog.wordpress.com or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindshelm_/and show her some love!
“Candy Cane Cocktail
This sugary cocktail is the perfect drink for your Christmas party! Just by looking at it I feel the Christmas spirit (and your guests will too after they taste it)!
1 Candy Cane (Crushed For Garnish)
2 oz Strawberry Vodka
4 Dashes White Creme De Menthe
2.5 Ounces Cranberry Juice
Combine all liquids and ice into your martini shaker. Shake well. Strain into Candy Cane rimmed glass. Enjoy!
Holiday Spiced Wine
Another warm cozy drink that is easy to make and great to have for the holidays. This classic recipe is especially great if you’re hosting guests on Christmas!
2 bottles (750ml each) of red wine
¾ cup apple cider
¾ cup brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 oranges, sliced into rounds
2 lemons, sliced into rounds
2 star anise
1 vanilla bean, split in half
½ cup brandy
Combine all ingredients into a pot and set to medium-low heat. Cook for 1 hour. Stir frequently without letting mixture come to a boil. Strain mixture and save citrus for serving. Pour into glasses and garnish with leftover citrus pieces.”
Check out more Christmas Cocktail’s at https://raisinghelmblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/5-great-holiday-cocktails/ !!! Cheers!