Category Archives: Holidays

Holiday cocktails includes major holidays such as Christmas & Halloween, but also includes those obscure daily holidays that get thrown in for fun like National Vodka Day and National Coffee Day. The list could go on forever.

Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

Angel Face Classic Cocktail

Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

There is something about gold hued cocktails. They glow like beautiful brushed copper under soft bar lights. When I stumbled across this Angel Face drink recipe, I knew it was a must try kind of drink. Calvados and apricot brandy pair beautifully as is; add gin to the mix and there’s sure to be a winner for slow sipping.

Angel Face has deep fruit flavor reminiscent of dried fruits, but not sugary. It is warming and lush on the palate. This is definitely a cocktail to enjoy in a luxurious manner rather than gulp away. I enjoy my cocktails well chilled. This one is no different. However this could warm a little while enjoyed in a relaxed manner, but it really does not take away from the experience.

Angel Face Classic Cocktail Recipe

Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

Angel Face

1 ounce Dry Gin

1 ounce Apricot Brandy

1 ounce Calvados

Apple Slice, Lemon Slice or Cherry

Place liquids in a cocktail shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with thin slice of apple.

This classic cocktail is adapted from the 1930s drink mentioned in The Savoy Cocktail book. Some recipes call for peach liqueur and lemon juice with variations in measurements. I think this drink benefits greatly by adding a flamed orange peel (for the adventurous home bartender) or orange peel twisted over the drink without flame. Both work with slightly different aromatics.

Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

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Warm up from the inside out with this delicious Snowflakes and Cream coffee. A little coconut vodka, Irish cream and steaming hot coffee are all you need for a “take me away” moment.

Snowflakes and Cream Coffee

Warm up from the inside out with this delicious Snowflakes and Cream coffee. A little coconut vodka, Irish cream and steaming hot coffee are all you need for a “take me away” moment.

Keep a fresh pot of coffee brewing, ‘cause baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up from the inside out with this delicious Snowflakes and Cream coffee. A little coconut vodka, Irish cream and steaming hot coffee are all you need for a “take me away” moment.

Old man winter can have all the frozen fingers and toes he wants. I’ll keep snowflakes to my coffee, thank you very much. You’ll find me snuggled up by a nice warm fire sipping on this…

Snowflakes and Cream Coffee Recipe

Snowflakes and Cream Coffee

1/2 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur

1/2 ounce Coconut Vodka

3 ounces Fresh Brewed Coffee

Whipped Cream

Place liqueur and vodka in bottom of heat resistant mug. Top with hot coffee. Stir briefly. Add dollop of whipped cream to the top.

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The Baileys Holiday Martini is as easy as one, two, three ingredients with optional fresh raspberry garnish.

Baileys Holiday Martini

The Baileys Holiday Martini is as easy as one, two, three ingredients with optional fresh raspberry garnish.

Holiday entertaining should be fun, delicious and above all things, easy! Cooking for the holidays takes time and preparation, so ease up on time consuming cocktail recipes. Opt for easy two or three ingredient cocktails instead. The Baileys Holiday Martini is as easy as one, two, three ingredients with optional fresh raspberry garnish. In this case the garnish provides a yummy treat to look at, but isn’t crucial to the drink.

Baileys Holiday Martini Recipe

Baileys Holiday Martini

2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur

1/4 ounce Vodka

1/4 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Fresh Raspberry

Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh raspberry.

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