Tis the Season

Spicy Gingerman

1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Hazelnut liqueur
1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
2 oz Ginger Beer
Cinnamon stick

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice.
Pour over ice into a rocks glass and garnish with Cinnamon stick.

 I found this along with the other "Days of Christmas Cocktails" here. Try out one of these recipes at your next Holiday get together, or after the little one(s) go(es) to bed and just enjoy the lights on the tree.
Below are a few more cocktails from that same site.

Happy Christmas Party Season!

Candy Cane Lane

2 1-2 oz Van Gogh Blue vodka
1 oz White crème de menthe
1/2 oz Peppermint schnapps
Splash of Grenadine
Peppermint candy for garnish

Add a dash of grenadine into the bottom of a chilled martini glass and set aside. Pour the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into the glass with grenadine to create a “swirl” effect. Garnish with peppermint candy.

Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert Shot

1 can (14 oz) Pumpkin, chilled
3 oz Reduced-fat cream cheese
6 oz Low fat vanilla yogurt
1 Cup low fat milk
1/4 Cup Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg
6 Teaspoons graham cracker crumbs, optional

Place all ingredients (except graham cracker crumbs) in a blender and blend until silky. Pour into shot glasses and top each serving with a teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs.

Winter Wonderland Martini

2 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
1 oz White crème de cacao
2 oz White chocolate liqueur
1 oz Cream
½ Teaspoon of coconut flakes
1 White chocolate wafer stick

Add the vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao and cream into a shaker and shake over ice. Strain martini into a martini glass and add half a teaspoon of coconut flakes. Stir martini gently with white chocolate wafer stick to create a blizzard!

 Kayte and Lauri, it's  time to get a mixin' and a sippin' ladies! I'm especially counting on you to be our guides as to which are the most tasty and most deserving of the holiday calories! :O)


  1. Dalaiah KusnerDecember 02, 2011

    ooo!! That Spicy Gingerman sounds delicious! I think I will try it with the family at Christmas...

  2. Awesome!! I will happily devote some time to mixing and sipping!!