It’s the holiday season and you know what that means… Christmas parties galore! If you would like to be the hostess with the most-ess then let’s think beyond the classic spiked eggnog or rum punch. Here are some festive organic Holiday cocktails using some ingredients you can find on Ecohabtiude. They’re easy to make and so delicious that they’re sure to be a hit at your next Yuletide bash! Cheers!
[Adapted from Finding Home Farms]
– 1.5 oz of Vermont Maple Syrup
– 2 oz. of half and half
– 1 oz. of vodka
– Maple sugar (can use regular sugar or cinnamon) and additional syrup for rimming the glass
– Cinnamon sticks
– Martini glasses of your choice, cocktail shaker and measuring cup
1. Pour maple syrup on a small plate and dip the rim of your glass in it. Then, do the same in a plate of maple sugar. Trust me, this step makes it even more amazing!
2. Measure all of your ingredients, add to the cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Pour your drink into your glass, add a cinnamon stick or two and enjoy! It is like ice cream for adults!
Mulled Reisling Punch
[Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens]
-1 750 milliliter bottle Riesling or other white wine
-2 cups apple cider or apple juice
-1/4 cup Cinnamon Infused Honey
-1 1 inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
-12 whole allspice
-8 whole cardamom pods
-1/2 cup Calvados or brandy
-Cinnamon sticks (optional)
-Apple slices (optional)
1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine wine, apple cider, and honey. For a spice bag, place ginger, allspice, and cardamom in the center of a double-thick, 6-inch square of 100 percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners; tie closed with clean kitchen string. Add spice bag to mixture in cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (Do not boil.) Stir in Calvados. If desired, garnish drinks with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.
[Source: Quince & Apple]
-2 oz Gin
-Juice of half a Lemon
Add all ingredients to glass and fill half-full with crushed ice. Stir until glass is frosted and fill with seltzer. Garnish with mint and/or lemon.
Anna Terry attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communication. She is based out of Austin, TX and is a Marketing Assistant for Ecohabitude. Anna writes for Ecohabitude’s blog and hopes to inspire others to live a socially conscious lifestyle with easy, fun, stylish tips to incorporate into their everyday life.
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