8 “Spirited” Christmas Cocktails and Recipes
Season cheer is in the air…and in your cocktail. Billie Keithley has crafted up some very “spirited” Christmas cocktails perfect for your holiday parties or if you are feeling creative, the perfect gift [Tis The Season Fizz]. So bring on the holiday cheer.
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey
1/2oz nut liqueur
1oz creme of coconut
1oz toasted almond milk
Shake all ingredients with ice well. Strain over ice.
Garnish: grated nutmeg and cardamom sugar
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Bourbon
1/2oz nut liquor
Fill with hot cocoa
Top with butterscotch whip cream and sprinkles
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Pear Vodka
1oz cranberry juice
1/2oz Colorado honey simple syrup*
1/4oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes cranberry bitters
Top with ginger beer
Garnish: lime and cranberries
*Make the honey simple syrup: over medium heat, add 1 cup water, 1/2 cup honey & 1/2 cup sugar. Stir until dissolved.
2oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum
1oz blackberry syrup
Shake Breckenridge spiced rum and nog with ice. Layer over 1oz blackberry syrup.
Garnish: blackberries and freshly grated nutmeg.
TIS THE SEASON FIZZ
BLOOD ORANGE BLISS
Blood Orange Bliss
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Vodka
1oz blood orange juice
1/2oz agave nectar
1/2oz lime juice
1 dash cranberry bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain and serve over crushed ice.
Garnish: blood orange slice and mint
FA, LA, LA, LA NOG
Fa, La, La, La Nog
2oz Breckenridge Bourbon
4oz egg nog
1/2oz vanilla liqueur
3 dashes walnut bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice. Served up.
Garnish: sprinkle of vanilla bean sugar.
SPICED WHISKEY CIDER SOUR
2oz Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey
1oz cold, unfiltered apple cider
3/4oz fresh lemon juice
1/2oz simple syrup
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain and serve up.
Garnish: traditional fruit cake square with a flame.