We can't believe that tomorrow is Christmas eve! I am writing this blog from snowy (and COLD) Breckenridge, CO while Kimberly holds down the Canvas office in SF.
We thought we'd take a break from all of the shopping talk to share our favorite holiday cocktail recipes, guaranteed to get you in the spirit and feeling festive.
Kimberly's Spicy Cider:
4 Quarts Apple Cider or Apple Juice
2 Quarts of Trader Joes Spiced Cider
4T Mulling Spices (I prefer the WIlliam-Sonoma blend)
5-6 Jiggers of Bourbon
3 Jiggers Grand Marnier
Cinnamon sticks for glass garnish
I made this traditional cider for a little Holiday Cocktail Party this year and decided to add a twist with Grand Marnier. I'll never go back! It was a nice citrus addition and kept the spices from overpowering the drink.
Directions: Wrap mulling spices in a sachet of cheese cloth secured with kitchen twine. Add above ingredients in order and simmer over low-medium heat for 20 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.
Megan's Brandy Alexander
3 Cups softened french vanilla ice cream
4 Ounces brandy
4 Ounces creme de cacao
Freshly ground nutmeg for garnish
My dad's recipe, these "adult milkshakes" are a great dessert and super easy to make. I like to serve them in chilled glasses with a cookie on the side. Yum!
Directions: Blend ice cream, brandy and creme de cacao in a blend until smooth, but still thick. Pour into chilled glasses and sprinkle nutmeg on top.