It's beginning to look a lot like cocktails...

24.12.17


No holiday season is complete without a round of drinks! Christmas usually is always about house parties (for me) and at most times I'll be having wine or champagne with my family or rum or jack with my friends. However cocktails are for special occasions, for when we have guests, and we usually always do after the midnight mass and also for Christmas lunch the next day. So cocktails seem apt. and on some rare occasions, a shot works best. After last time's rum concoction, we decided to do something different and use cream in both a cocktail and a shot and make it as festive as possible. My aunt had picked up mini candy cane from Dubai and I already had a jar of multi-coloured sprinkles, so we pulled out a few red, green and white sprinkles and used them to garnish our drinks.


STRIPED RUSSIAN 


As much as I hate milk and find cream to be gag-worthy, I've always loved ice-cream and the white Russian. So we decided to add a minor spin on this classic cocktail and use vanilla and mint to add a different flavour to the drink. And we I planned to rim the glasses with crushed candy cane, however it was just too sticky to hold onto the glass! I don't know if I should blame it on the weather or if it was because the canes were refrigerated for a while, but that was a near fail so we used sugar instead along with some strawberry syrup. 

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Vodka*
  • Bailey's Irish cream
  • Creme de menthe liqueur
  • Fresh cream
  • Candy canes

Step by step process (makes 2 glasses)


  • Add two shots of each, vanilla vodka, Bailey's and creme de menthe into your blender.
  • Top it off with some fresh cream.
  • Add at least 10 ice cubes and blend all ingredients. 
  • Add sugar crystals onto the rim of the glasses.
  • Pour mixture from the blender into glasses.
  • Garnish with a candy cane. 

* If you don't have vanilla vodka, you can always use the vodka you have and infuse it with vanilla extract or essence. 




NORTH POLE SHOOTERS


I like layered drinks and I still haven't perfected the art of layering colours well, but I always go back to making layered shots. Also, a Christmas layered one is pretty cool and it's fun to recreate those colours. For the red bit, we used strawberry liqueur mixed with syrup. The green layer was creme de minthe, however the one I had was almost colourless, so food colour was added into it. As for the white layer, we used fresh cream. I would suggest whipped cream instead or making homemade whipped cream using the fresh cream (it's supposed to be easy.) Lastly, my final touch was the sprinkles that we painstakingly had picked out of the jar.


Ingredients

  • Creme de menthe
  • Strawberry liqueur *
  • Fresh cream
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Food colour

Step by step process (makes 2 glasses)


  • If your creme de menthe is not green, add a few drops of green food colour to a small portion of the liquour and pour the first layer into the glasses.
  • Slowly tip the glass and pour strawberry liquour into the glasses.
  • For the last layer, add fresh cream to the top most layer.
  • Drizzle a few sprinkles on the top and serve. 

* For an alternative for strawberry liquour, you could always use grenadine with a dash of vodka to get the same colour. 



Have a wonderful Christmas!

1 Comment

  1. good post..
    inspiring post.. great idea to use that kinda cocktail .

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