It all stems from a friend's traditional 12 bars of Christmas event- but since they no longer live in the area, they passed on the reigns to us. After much debate amongst our friends and ourselves (and crunching the numbers of money) we decided to just host everyone at our house and make 12 specialty drinks instead (it also is a LOT safer- people can sleep over after having too many drinks).
So what are the drinks you may ask? Well. Here was the drink menu of the night:
We also had some festive chips. lol
All we asked of our friends was to either provide a food item/dish or $12 towards paying for the drinks/food. We cranked up the toasty heat and blasted the Christmas tunes...
|We even turned up the "yule log" on the tv. haha|
The drinks I didn't get to was the Jolly shot (jollyrancher shot), Pumpkin Pie shot, and the hot rum cider. Overall, my favorite probably was the first one- I just love Rumchata.
The recipes we found online were all a little different, but here is what we did for each, roughly. (sorry- forgot to photograph the last 2)
Caramel Apple pie cocktail: apple cider, rumchata
Jack Frost cocktail: pineapple juice, blue curacao
Snowchata shot: rumchata, peppermint candy on rim and sprinkled inside
Christmas in Mexico margaritas: tequila, limeaide
Red jello shot: red jello, peach schnapps
Butterbeer drink: butterscotch, cream soda
Green jello shot: green jello, green apple pucker or midori, hint of apple vodka
Cranberry cocktail: cranberry juice, ginger-ale, vodka
Grinch drink: Midori or apple pucker, sprite
Jolly shot: homemade jolly rancher vodka (jolly ranchers+plain vodka), splash of tart vodka
Pumpkin pie shots: pumpkin spice liquor, vanilla vodka, buttershots
Hot Rum & cider drink: cider, apple, orange, cinamon sticks, spiced rum
So has this inspired some holiday themed beverages for you?
Hope you're having a great week!