Nothing says the holidays like a little sparkle! We made a kickin’ Devils Food Chocolate Martini and added chocolate stars and real editable gold flakes. (available on Amazon) This is a fun girly drink and one of the few that when you finish the drink well you have to eat the chocolate stars. Oh darn! Holiday cocktails should be fun and that’s just what this one is, fun.
The Cosmo or Cosmopolitan was a fixture on the bar scene as early as the mix 80’s. The drink was further popularized among young women by its frequent mention on the television program Sex and the City, where Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, commonly ordered the drink when out with her girlfriends. The film adaptation made a reference to its popularity when Miranda asks why they stopped drinking them, Carrie replies “because everyone else started.”
Many drinks are an offshoot of the Gin and Vodka drinks out of the 20’s and 30’s that are part of the Cape Codder family which is Vodka and Cranberry. There are many variations on this drink like the Bay Breeze, Sea Breeze, Greyhound… Any way you look at it the drink reminds you of summer by the sea!
A creamy holiday cocktail that looks as pretty as it tastes. Candy Cane Martini is a yummy holiday drink. Add a candy cane tied with a holiday ribbon for a festive presentation. Cocktail glasses can be prepared/chilled in the fridge the day before the event. The syrup will swirl better if both the glass and syrup are chilled.
The Buck’s Fizz is listed as one of 21 “fizzes” in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book with the proportions “¼ glass orange juice, fill with champagne” in a “long tumbler”. Very similar to the Mimosa the Mimosa is more well know and a brunch staple.