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Christmas Cocktails And Holiday Spirits Recipes

Updated on March 5, 2013
My Irish Cream & my equiptment that I use for drinks
My Irish Cream & my equiptment that I use for drinks

Enjoy A Merry Christmas Cocktail !


The holiday season is upon us and we are planning our parties, whether it be a dinner party, Christmas Party or of course the classic house party for New Years Eve. Besides making out the food menu, we need to plan what spirits we will need to make Christmas Cocktails for our guests. After all what would a party be without a few cocktails for a little "holiday cheer!

First think about what cocktails you would like to make, then write the list of spirits you will need. Try to choose spirits that can make a few different drinks and mix easily with one or more other spirits. Be sure to have a variety of juices on hand such as, orange juice, tomato or V-8 juice, lemon & lime, cranberry juice and any other juice you like. Also you will need soda, basically Ginger ale, Sprite, Coke,club soda. You will also want to have beer and wine on hand as well for people that don't want mixed drinks.

When I host my parties I like to be the Bartender, as I Bartended some years ago. I can socialize and tend bar at the same time.

So lets start with our checklist:

My choice for Cocktails for my party are going to be simple, because I am going to basically be using only a few choice spirits. Most people don't want complicated or really fancy mixed drinks when they are at a house party. So simple is really better. And of course you don't want to spend a fortune on liquor either, and it is expensive. It is a good idea to have bar tending equipment and an ice bucket, plus the right glasses for the mixed drinks. Also have an area that you can set up the bar, unless you have your own well stocked bar in your home, and that's cool. Anyway onto the cocktails.


**Irish Cream Liqueur ( this is my own recipe)

** Bloody Mary

** Classic" Sex on the beach"

** Orgasm

** Classic "Long Island Tea"

** Daiquiri Cocktail

**Kamikaze

** Fuzzy Navel

** Black Russian

*** White Russian

**Sombrero

** Vodka Madras

*** Classic Screwdriver, Classic Rum & Coke, Gin & Tonic , Classic Highball.

Note: The size bottles of liquor depends on your needs and how many guests you will have.

Liquor Store List:

**Vodka **Gin

** Kahlua **Rum

**Irish whiskey

** Peach Schnapps

** Tequila

** Triple Sec

Grocery Store List:

1 Gallon of whole milk, or 2% milk

1 pint of half and half

1 container of Hersey's Chocolate syrup ( but any brand will do )

1 small jar of instant coffee ( a good brand is best)

1 Gallon of Orange Juice

1 Bottle each, lemon and lime juice

1 Bottle of sour mix

1 Bottle of Tomato or V-8 juice,( actually you will probably need a few). I like V-8 juice myself, as it has more flavor.

1 Bottle of Cranberry juice

1 Bottle each, worcestchire and tabasco sauce

1 jar of horseradish sauce

1 bottle of vanilla extract

1 bottle of coconut extract

1, 2 liter at least of each of these sodas: Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Club soda, Tonic water


Okay now we can start mixing drinks. Let us start by making homemade Irish Cream Liqueur. My personal favorite! I look forward to making this every year. And once in a while I will make it as a special treat for myself.

*** Irish Cream Liqueur:

** 1 pint of half & half

** 1 ( 14 ounce ) can of sweetened condensed milk

** 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, a good brand is the best choice.

** 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

** 1 teaspoon of coconut extract

** 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup ( I like Hershey's)

** 1 1/4 cup of Irish Whiskey ( use a regular kitchen measuring cup )

All you have to do is place everything in a blender and mix well. Put the Irish cream into a container and store in the refrigerator. Makes about 4 cups, so you will want to double or triple the recipe according to how much Irish Cream you will need.

*** Bloody Mary:

Tall glass

Mixing shaker ( filled with ice )

Dash: black pepper, salt , celery salt, Worcestershire & Tabasco sauce, bar spoon of horseradish.

1 shot glass of Vodka

Fill with Tomato or V-8 juice

1 celery stick

Shake 4x's, in the shaker, and pour into the glass, add a stick of celery for garnish

**** Classic Sex On The Beach:

Highball glass ( filled with ice)

1 shot glass Vodka

1 shot glass Peach Schnapps

Equal parts cranberry and orange juice

Add everything to the glass of ice, and add a plastic bar straw & stir it.

***** Orgasm

Highball Glass ( filled with ice)

1/2 shot glass of Ameretto

1/2 shot glass of Kahlua

1 shot glass of Vodka

Fill the glass with milk and stir well.

*** Classic Long Island Ice Tea :

1 shot glass of Vodka

1 shot glass of Gin

1 shot glass of Rum

1 shot glass of Tequila

1 shot glass of Triple Sec

Sour mix

In a shaker, add ice and all the spirits, shake, add a splash of Coke, pour into a tall glass and garnish with a slice of lemon.

*** Daiquri Cocktail :

Rocks or sour glass ( with ice )

1 shot glass of Rum

3/4 glass of lemon juice

splash of lime juice

Add a stirrer and just mix.

*** Kamikaze:

Rock glass

Mixing shaker ( with ice )

1 shot glass of Vodka

1 shot glass of Triple Sec

1 shot glass of Lime juice

Shake all the ingredients, strain into a rock glass over ice.

*** Fuzzy Navel :

Highball glass ( with ice )

1 shot glass of Peach Schnapps

1/2 shot of Vodka

Fill the glass with Orange juice and stir.


Black Russian :

Rock glass ( with ice )

1 shot glass of Vodka

1/2 shot of Kahlua

Just Stir and enjoy.

*** White Russian :

Rock glass with ice

1 Shot glass Vodka

1/2 shot of Kahlua

Milk

Add the Vodka, Kahlua, and milk, stir and enjoy.

*** Sombrero:

Rock glass with ice

1 shot glass Kahlua

Milk

Add the Kahlua and milk and stir.


*** Vodka Madras :

1 Shot glass

**Vodka

** Cranberry juice

** Orange juice

Fill a highball glass with ice and equal parts of Cranberry and Orange juice and stir.


So as you can see, you can use just a few liquors to create a good selections of mixed drinks, without breaking the bank. All you have to do is mix and match. Enjoy and have a safe happy holiday. And remember to drive responsibly.






















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    • rutley profile image

      rutley 

      6 years ago from South Jersey

      Try my avocado smoothie recipe for the seniors. It's good and good for them if there are any chewing issues.

      Great Hub!

    • kittythedreamer profile image

      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Lucy - Awesome recipes...the orgasm drink sounds FABULOUS. Voted up, useful, and awesome. Unfortunately though, we tend to just go with a bottle of wine or holiday beer...keep it simple and keep others from getting a little too wasted. ;)

    • natures47friend profile image

      natures47friend 

      6 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

      Cool, but a bit expensive for me this year.. lack of work, but am bookmarking for reference!

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      Kristen Haynie 

      6 years ago from Modesto, CA

      Wow this hub is awesome! All these recipes in one stop, I'm definitely bookmarking this for future reference!

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