Help me with holiday drink ideas!

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    Dec 16, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    I'll host a small holiday party sometime next week and need some ideas for a holiday cocktail to serve. Sure I could Google this, and I did! But I'd rather click here than there and get your input.

    I'm thinking something cream based, cinnamon or spiced, preferably hot but cold's ok too, and that doesn't require me to buy 17 bottles of different liqueurs that I'll only use half an ounce of each.
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    Dec 16, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI'll host a small holiday party sometime next week and need some ideas for a holiday cocktail to serve. Sure I could Google this, and I did! But I'd rather click here than there and get your input.

    I'm thinking something cream based, cinnamon or spiced, preferably hot but cold's ok too, and that doesn't require me to buy 17 bottles of different liqueurs that I'll only use half an ounce of each.


    Avoid the cost of liquor. Get Rohypnol instead. Much cheaper.
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    Dec 16, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    GAMRican said

    Avoid the cost of liquor. Get Rohypnol instead. Much cheaper.


    I'm inviting like 3 people and don't want to sleep with any of them icon_sad.gif

    Ok I lied...it's actually 2 =/
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    Dec 16, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    Baileys
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    Dec 16, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    What's wrong with Eggnog?
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    Dec 16, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidWhat's wrong with Eggnog?


    Nothing. I just don't like it.

    I'd considered Bailey's before and I found a neat recipe for it which I think I'll make. Bailey's + creme de menthe + hot chocolate, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. I'll do a spiced Mexican hot chocolate with it.
  • disasterpiece

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    Dec 16, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    Well, I don't know what to suggest, but the last thing you should do is ask Bear Grylls.

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    Dec 16, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    bhp91126 saidWhat's wrong with Eggnog?


    Nothing. I just don't like it.

    I'd considered Bailey's before and I found a neat recipe for it which I think I'll make. Bailey's + creme de menthe + hot chocolate, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. I'll do a spiced Mexican hot chocolate with it.
    Sounds yummy

    and you really don't want to have sex with either of your guests? After 1 or 2 of these my inhibitions would fly out the window.
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidI hear hemlock is nice.


    can I put an umbrella in it
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    How's about a Vodka Paralyzer?

    1oz. Vodka
    1oz. Kahlua
    1/2 cup Cola
    1/2 cup Milk
    ice

    Pour Vodka and Kahlua in tall glass with ice. Then add milk and cola simultaneously. Stir and enjoy!



    (my fave! Mmmm!)
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    warm rum with cream and a cinnamon stick...[much like an old Colonial hot rum toddy]

    or you can go with a wassail bowl...
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    I dunno anything about alcohol but make yellow drinks and mix them with crushed ice and call it yellow snow. icon_surprised.gif
  • dancedancekj

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    I'm a big fan of Amaretto based recipes right now. Just made my own, sooo tasty icon_smile.gif

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    http://www.shutterbean.com/homemade-amaretto/
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    Black Russian:
    Ice
    1 ounce Vodka
    1 ounce Kahlua
    Cherries

    White Russian:
    Ice
    1 ounce Vodka
    1 ounce Kahlua
    topped off with milk
    Cherries

    Brown Cow:
    Ice
    1 ounce Kahlua
    topped off with milk
    Cherries
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    I'm not sure what you have available down there as compared to Canada but one of my favorites is:
    1oz Spiced Rum+1oz Fireball Whiskey (Cinnamon Whiskey)+Egg Nog=
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    Edit: Just read that you don't like Egg Nog. I suggest diluting it with some milk of a low %, and then try it out. Spiced Apple Cider (with brandy and butter ripple schnapps) would be a nice substitute if you're completely against it icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    I have some friends from Finland who keep stopping by at xxxmas and dropping strange eastern european liquors on me. Always in little hip flasks, "for skiing."

    This stuff is pretty good, if you can get it:

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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 16, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    a Hot Toddy, of course icon_cool.gif

    Tasty and toasty - it’s the perfect drink for the holidays, and it’s sure to get you in the right spirit from the very first sip.

    Ingredients:
    Crown Royal® - 1.5 oz.
    Heated Cider - 2 oz.
    Honey - .25 oz.
    Lemon Juice - .25 oz.

    Serve in a warm coffee mug and sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    If you don't care about calories......

    Hot Buttered Rum!! Always a favorite of mine this time of year.

    You can find all sorts of recipes on-line. Its nice because you can make a nice sized batch of the base ahead of time and use it as you need it. Just heat it up, add the rum and presto.......a nice creamy and delicious hot holiday beverage!!

    I also like the batter recipes that use vanilla ice cream in the base. This will make it a little smoother, creamier, and delightful. But here is an Emeril Lagasse concoction.


    Ingredients
    1 stick unsalted butter, softened
    2 cups light brown sugar
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    Pinch ground cloves
    Pinch salt
    Bottle dark rum
    Boiling water


    Directions
    In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:19 AM GMT
    why not try some good old fashioned mulled wine?

    You need:

    I cup of white sugar, 4-6 cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, I lemon, I bottle of cheap red wine and some brandy.

    Put the sugar, cloves, cinnamon, thinly sliced lemon in to a pan. Add one cup of water. Simmer gently for 10 mins. Add the wine. Bring to a high temperature but do not boil otherwise you will lose the alcohol. Add a sherry glass full of brandy before serving. Serve hot.

    You can make as much as you want using this recipe on a per bottle of wine basis.

    From the moment you sip it a warm glow seeps round the body and hot though it is folk quickly become 'chilled out' and always want more.

    Serve with some savoury eats.

    Enjoy
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:41 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI'll host a small holiday party sometime next week and need some ideas for a holiday cocktail to serve. Sure I could Google this, and I did! But I'd rather click here than there and get your input.

    I'm thinking something cream based, cinnamon or spiced, preferably hot but cold's ok too, and that doesn't require me to buy 17 bottles of different liqueurs that I'll only use half an ounce of each.


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    Dec 16, 2011 8:43 AM GMT
    hot red wine with lemon, ginger, cinnamon, sugar, and cloves
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:48 AM GMT
    it depends on how bad your family is. i usually stick to straight whisky to get me through the holidays.

    sending support, love, and light to all those who have to spend the holidays with the family.

    it's only a few more weeks!