Monday, December 21, 2009

Cocktail Swap!

I mentioned last week that my girlfriend Daisy came up with the idea of a "Cocktail Swap" rather than a cookie swap.  I adored the idea, and all the girls got together to share their favorite cocktail recipes.  We each mixed a batch of our cocktail, for everyone to try, and then Daisy made a little book with all of the recipes for each of us to take home.  AND...she etched each of our names into a cocktail glass for us to use the night of the swap.  Isn't she clever!!! 

(barbie & the cocktails!  all lined up on daisy's counter)

(daisy, babbo natale & barbie.  a few cocktails down & they think they are rap stars!)

(babbo natale trying some sangria...yummm!)

(me and my new friend H)

(all of the girls in front of the tree with our cocktails!!)

I thought I would share the cocktail recipes with you as well:)  Because really, who isn't looking for a new cocktail recipe to try?

Cany Cane Martini
1 shot Vanilla Rum
1 shot Godiva White Chocolate Liquor
1 shot Peppermint Schnapps
Directions: Add contents to a shaker with ice & pour into martini glass.  Garnish with a candy cane.

Grinch Christmas Cocktail
1 oz. Midori sour
3 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Conteau
1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.  Shake well, strain into a large cocktail glass and serve.

Bourbon a la Crème
2 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Crème de Cacoa (yes, this is spelled correctly..i checked :)
1 Vanilla Bean
Directions: Pour the Bourbon and brown Crème de Cacoa over the Vanilla Bean in a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes.  Stir well.  Strain into a glass without ice, and chill in the refridgerator for at least one hour.  Pour into a white wine glass, stir well and serve.

1 part Absolut Mandarin
1 part Absolut Citron
1 part Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
2 parts Simple Syrup
Directions: Serve in a chilled sugar-rimmed martini glass and may your troubles dissolve away!

Prosecco Sangria
1 peach
1 nectarine
3 apricots
5 oz. Peach Brandy
1 bottle (750 mL) chilled Prosecco (Itailian Sparkling Wine)
1 cup peach nectar
Superfine Sugar (optional)
Directions: In a pitcher, combine peach, nectarine and apricots (all pitted and cut into wedges).  Stir in Peach Brandy; let sit at least 1 hour . Stir in Prosecco and peach nectar.  Add superfine sugar, if desired.  Serve Chilled.  Makes about 2 quarts.

AND finally...mine!  Yes, yes...I know you have seen this before :)  It's my favorite blueberry lemonade from my July 4th weekend at the lake!

Blueberry Sangria Lemonade
1-1/2 cups Frozen Blueberries
1 (12oz) can Frozen Concentrate Pink Lemonade
1 bottle Chardonnay
3 cups Sprite
1/2 cup Cognac
Directions: Mix together in a pitcher, chill and serve.




MCW said... friend Christi turns into a rapper when she drinks too. It is always fun!

AMS said...

That's such a good idea!!! I had a "disgruntled elf" margarita the other day... it was amazing.

Blackeyed Susan said...

This is great!! Looks like you had fun, and I want to try the "Grinch" YUM!

Calling_Rhonda said...

Just came across your blog, saw these cocktail recipes and followed immediately! hehe

Bethany said...

Yummy Sangria! Thanks for posting the recipes!

TudorCity Girl said...

Omg.. I LOVE them all! and can't wait to make the candy cane one.

What a great idea.
I am going to have to send you a good drink recipe...more of a summertime one but it is so delicious. thanks for these.