(cool) approved holiday guide 2012
Believe in crazy joy this holiday season! We've got the best of the best in our second annual holiday guide. More than 100 gift ideas that are sure to make 'em jump for joy -- while supporting small businesses. Tips for the ultimate cookie exchange, holiday pint-sized style and more.
Holiday mocktails Complied By Jennifer Cooper BABY BELLINI WHAT YOU NEED: Chilled sparkling cider • 1-2 ounces peach nectar MIX IT UP: Pour peach nectar and sparkling cider into a tall flute. Give it a gentle swirl to combine. ROY ROGER WHAT YOU NEED: 6-8 ounces cola • splash grenadine • maraschino cherry garnish MIX IT UP: Fill a glass with ice. Add cola and grenadine. Stir slightly. Garnish with a cherry. WARM MILK PUNCH WHAT YOU NEED: 1 cup warm milk • 2 tsp sugar • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract • grated nutmeg MIX IT UP: Combine milk, sugar and vanilla extract. Pour into a mug. Top with grated nutmeg Sorbet Fizz WHAT YOU NEED: 3 Tbsp Sorbet • Ginger Ale MIX IT UP: Place sorbet into a goblet. Fill goblet half way with ginger ale. Stir. Start 2013 with a toast! Parents and kids alike will enjoy lifting up a glass of one of these non-alcoholic drinks to ring the new year. SHIRLEY TEMPLE WHAT YOU NEED: 1 part cherry juice • 3 parts ginger ale • maraschino cherry garnish MIX IT UP: Fill a glass with ice. Pour in cherry juice and ginger ale. Top with a cherry. Photograph by Dave K. Cooper