Category Archives: Christmas Cocktails

Themed cocktails centering around the holiday spirit of good cheer, winter wonderland and jingle bells. Merry Christmas and all that jazz!

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious and versatile dessert coffee.

Cherries Jubilee Espresso

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious and versatile dessert coffee.

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious dessert coffee. I love its versatility. It is excellent using espresso without the additional water. This makes the espresso flavor much deeper. Rather enjoyable for those who are ordinarily strong coffee drinkers. It can be made with or without the whipped cream as well. I prefer with the whipped cream stirred into the coffee. But that’s all a matter of preference. No matter how you choose to enjoy this hot espresso drink, it’s simply wonderful!

Cherries Jubilee Espresso Recipe

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious and versatile dessert coffee.

Cherries Jubilee

1 ounce Shellback Silver Rum

1/2 ounce Cherry Brandy

1/4 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps

1/4 ounce Cinnamon Schnapps

2 ounces Espresso

2 ounces Boiling Water

French Vanilla Whipped Cream (recipe here)

Vanilla Rum Infused Cherry

Place rum, cherry brandy and schnapps in a heatproof coffee mug. Add fresh espresso and boiling water. Top with whipped cream and vanilla rum infused cherry (or fresh cherry / maraschino cherry).

Regular whipped cream works just as well as the French Vanilla Whipped Cream. Chocolate flavored whipped cream would probably be wonderful as well. Use what you like!

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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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