Grand Cherry Vanilla
â€™Tis the season to celebrate with a festive flourish of spirited refreshment.
2 oz. Grand Marnier Cherry 1 oz. Vanilla vodka 1/2 oz. Simple syrup 8-10 Mint leaves
Combine Grand Marnier Cherry, vanilla vodka, simple syrup and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake very well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a single floating mint leaf. Created by Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru.
Merry Berry 1 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream 1/2 oz. Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka 1/4 oz. Anisette Liqueur or Absinthe 3 Fresh Raspberries
Shake all ingredients and strain into shot glass. Finish with dollop of whipped cream.
Skinny Peppermint Mojito 1/2 tsp. Peppermint Extract 1/2 cup Packed mint, plus 4 sprigs for garnish 2 tbsp. Agave Nectar 16 oz. PerrierÂŽ Lime Sparkling Natural Mineral Water 6 oz. White rum Mini Candy Cane
In a pitcher, place mint leaves and agave nectar. Mash with a muddler or wooden spoon to release and blend flavors. Stir in sparkling mineral water and rum. Divide evenly among 4 glasses filled with ice; garnish with mint sprigs, and a mini candy cane. (125 calories per glass). 114
Yule Mule 1 1/2 oz. Ketel One Vodka 1 oz. Ginger Beer 1/2 oz. Cranberry Juice 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice Orange Bitters
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour vodka, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice and orange bitters over ice and stir. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.
First cover of Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday/Winter 2012-13 issue on newsstands December 2012.