The weather outside may be frightful, but these yummy cocktails are sure delightful!
Whether you’re hosting or toasting, 'Cooking Channel' stars and mixology duo Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark have curated specialty cocktails infused with seasonal flavor to kick start the Christmas festivities. Scroll through the delicious recipes below!
Photo Courtesy of Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark
1-1/2 oz Rye or bourbon
3/4 oz Averna amaro
1/2 oz NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Espresso, chilled
Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker.
Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) and strain into an up glass.
Garnish with one Luxardo cherry.
1/2 cup spiked eggnog (recipe below)
1 pod NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Cappuccino, cooled
4 egg whites
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 pint milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 oz. bourbon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
With a hand blender, beat egg whites until soft peaks are formed. Gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In a blender, mix the egg yolks on med-high speed while slowly adding the ⅓ cup sugar. Next, slowly pour in the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and mix until well blended.
With the blender running on low-med speed, gradually add spoonfuls of the egg whites until all is incorporated. Let chill for an hour in the fridge.
To Finish the Drink - Pull one pod of NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Cappuccino espresso and let cool. Add 1/2 cup homemade eggnog, dust with nutmeg and serve!
2 tablespoons cranberry sauce (without whole berries)
2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes bitters
Sprig of fresh rosemary
Grab some leftover cranberry sauce and — avoiding the whole berries — add 2 tablespoons to a shaker with the gin, lime juice and bitters.
Add ice, shake very vigorously at least 30 to 45 seconds and strain through a mesh strainer into a chilled coupe glass.
Smack a sprig of rosemary between palms to release aroma/holiday aggression and float delicately atop the cocktail. Toast to well-purposed leftovers.
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