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Xmas Drinks

Postby rrnate » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:22 pm

Can you give me some examples of what you would consider to be an excellent Xmas drink? I'm having some out-of-towners over post-Xmas and the plan is to get blotto/stinko/etc.

I'd like to have the fixings for delicious (non-eggnog) dranks a plenty and I know that the Forum's collective wisdom could help enlighten me. Guide me!
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby HamsterArmageddon » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:35 pm

Pabst or Old Style. Just put a red ribbon on the cans or something.
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby jman111 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:37 pm

brandy slush
Tom n Jerry
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby Endo Rockstar » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:42 pm

Tom and Jerry's
Peppermint Patty's
Chocolate Turtle
Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Toddy's

And I'll share my invention: The Holiday Old Fashioned

Muddle Sugar, fresh Cranberries, and Mint Leaves, and quick spash of seltzer in an old fashioned glass

Add a decent shot of Gin, then ice3

Shake or stir

top with Tonic and a splash or cranberry juice

Garnish with a couple of mint leaves and a cranberry (put together so they look like mistletoe)

Merry Drunkmas!

-Dan Motor
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby rabble » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Mulled Cider. Mulling spices from Penzeys, several gurgles of rum.

Hot chocolate and rum.

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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:16 pm

Mulled wine, aka glögg. If you've never had it, it's available at the bar at the Orpheum.

Irish coffee.

Hot cocoa with schnapps of your choice, usually peppermint.
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby Pogoagogo » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:25 pm

1 oz good quality Gin
1 Oz Ginger Beer
6 oz Trader Joe's Pomegranate carbonated juice.
Dash of Roses Lime Juice.

This was a hit at a recent holiday party of mine. Easy too.
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby Right Bower » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:10 pm

ilikebeans wrote:Mulled wine, aka glögg.

Seconded. My wife's family is from Sweden and this is a mainstay around our house come holiday time. We buy the pre-packaged spice mix (way too hard to find, but always at Katy's in Cambridge. I'll assume it can be found in Mt. Horeb somewhere. I live in Stoughton, so I checked there; no dice. Nada at Century House either. Penzey's Spice place or whatever it's called on University had never heard of it).

I don't have the family recipe off the top of my head, but it includes said spice mix, Port Wine, Bourbon, Aquavit and Everclear. Yeah, it'll get ya drunk.
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby barney » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:12 pm

Tom and Jerrys, but make them Wisconsin style - more liquor than eggnog. (I always thought that was how they were supposed to be, but I guess we tend to have a little higher tolerance here in the Badger state?)
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby TAsunder » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:46 pm

Hot Toddy
Sassy Cow Egg Nog + Cognac
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby shelly » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:50 pm

The New York Times has an article on their website with a bunch of recipes for holiday drinks. I have also gotten good recipes from Imbibe magazine, you could check their web site. This is from one of their recipes:

Applejack rabbit
2 oz apple brandy
2/3 oz maple syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz orange juice

Shake well. We made this with Yahara Bay apple brandy and it was yummy.

My favorites for this time of year, although not specifically holiday drinks:

Red Hook
2 oz rye
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz luxardo maraschino

Louisiana cocktail
3/4 oz rye
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
3/4 oz benedictine
3 dash pernod
3 dash peychaud's bitters
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby holyghost » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:37 pm

shelly wrote:The New York Times has an article on their website with a bunch of recipes for holiday drinks. I have also gotten good recipes from Imbibe magazine, you could check their web site. This is from one of their recipes:

Here's the link to the NYT holiday party drinks:

Personally, I am a big fan of St. Germain. Just add some sparkling white wine, and you're set. It's also tasty to mix in a bit of Chambord or other fruity liqueur. Don't know how "holiday" that is, but it's good.
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:31 pm

Gloggity. Posted today by the ChiTrib. ... 8249.story
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby Average Joe » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:53 pm

Endo Rockstar wrote:Tom and Jerry's
Peppermint Patty's
Chocolate Turtle
Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Toddy's

The warm drinks are defiantly a favorite of mine this time of year, but seriously nothing makes me more fa, la, la, la shiny and bright than a Cosmo. Always in season.
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Re: Xmas Drinks

Postby c02 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:32 pm

If you want to keep it easy:

2 shots of everclear and then mix anything you want. It won't matter after that point.
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