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!

BelleinBows 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.