I so very much hope you had the very Happiest Christmas!
One thing that is sure to happen when we gather with family and friends is the raising of a glass or two! So in keeping with the spirit of the season I thought I would share a few cocktails we love around the Chalet. #slainte (pronounced: Slaancha - Irish for Your Health!)
In this scene from A Christmas Carol Scrooge’s nephew Fred is offering Bob Cratchit a glass of port… “The 5th essence of the Christmas Spirit!”
A glass of Champagne and Chambord is always yummy.
1 ounce Chambord
6 ounces chilled Champagne
Pour chambord into flute add champagne and serve!
Always a crowd favorite: Dark and Stormy.
1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer
In a tall glass filled with ice add 4 – 5 oz of Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer and top with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Garnish with a lime wedge (optional).
Eggnog is always a staple. Its a great non-alcoholic delicious option.
Everyone who knows me know my drink of choice is always a glass of Prosecco!
I grew up on Shirley Temples and now my son loves them!
Start with Ice add ginger ale, a splash of grenadine and garnished with a maraschino cherry.
I can’t close this piece without a Whiskey Sour - a real sour made with an egg! It’s so pretty and a personal fav! But, it must be made with Jameson Irish Whiskey for this momma!
Place the 2 ounces of whiskey, 1 ounce lemon juice, 3/4 ounce simple syrup and 1 egg white in a cocktail shaker. Do not add ice yet.
Seal and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. (This is referred to as a "dry shake." It's good for incorporating the egg white before adding ice to the shaker.)
Add ice, seal again, and shake for 7 to 10 seconds more to chill.
Fit a Hawthorne strainer over the top of the shaker and pour the cocktail through a fine-mesh strainer into a coupe glass. This is referred to as a "double strain" and this method is used to catch any ice shards or pulp from the fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
Garnish with a speared maraschino cherry.
Raise a glass and know I am wishing you a brilliant New Years my sweet friends!
Cheers! Sante’! Skaal! Prost! Salute! Yiamas! Keskun!
Til next time!