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Holiday Spirits 2

December can feel like the movie Groundhog’s Day at times, donning the same clothes, going to the same parties every year. But you know what can change all of that? Fancy Boozes, that’s what. Here are two more recipes to freshen up your Holiday Spirit.

The Oatmeal Cookie

The Oatmeal Cookie ingredients
The Oatmeal Cookie ingredients

Some may know this as a shot, others appreciate the sophisticated shape of the martini glass it is served in. Either way, be careful with the amount of alcohol in this one. They go down fast and easy.

  • 1.5 oz Bailey’s (Irish Cream)
  • 3/4 oz Buttershots
  • 1/4 oz Goldschlager
  • 1/2-1 oz cream
  • cinnamon & sugar
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To rim effectively, drag lemon along the glass rim, then dip in cinnamon & sugar mixture on a plate

Option: rim the glass with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Not necessary, but it sure takes a fancy drink up a notch.

Combine liquid ingredients over ice in shaker, shake, strain into chilled martini glass.

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The Oatmeal Cookie

 

While the ingredients may make this drink sound heavy, if you go light on the cream, or use milk instead of cream, it isn’t the kind of cocktail to bog you down. It is sweet, obviously, but not cloying.

 

The Butter Martini

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The Butter Martini ingredients

I know. Let me stop you and the Paula Deen jokes right there. This is an unexpected cocktail–it doesn’t taste like its ingredient list. Sometimes I think it might be better to make the drink before telling anyone its name.

  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Buttershots
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple juice

Combine ingredients over ice in shaker, shake, strain into chilled martini glass.

Two things about this drink.

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Perhaps it is the color of this drink that lends its name

Number one, don’t worry about the pineapple juice. You cannot taste it. This martini tastes like a Werther’s Original candy without any of the syrupy quality.

Number two, taking the time to shake for 15 seconds or more will give you the tiny bits of ice in the glass which can help push the drink over the top.

So Cheers and Happy Holidays. My gift to you:  a relaxing picture of the mantle in the dining room of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, where the Rockefellers, Pulitzers, and Vanderbilts used to hang. holiday spirits

 

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