christmascocktail

Confused about which cocktails to serve with Christmas celebrations? Help is at hand. Babe Scott, a.k.a. The Lazy Hostess has created a few easy Christmas cocktails for every occasion so you can have a go-to arsenal of Christmas cheer up your sleeve at all times!

The Christmas Cosmo will have all your girlfriends giggling; The After Dinner Mint drink is the ideal ending for any festive meal; and a medicinal dose of the Merry Morning After will re-energise you and get you going for the next onslaught of festivities.

Merry Morning After – makes 1

25ml Cognac
Hot black coffee
Whipped cream
1 tsp sugar

Add Cognac to your coffee mug, fill with coffee and sweeten to taste.
Gently float whipped cream on to, sprinkle with grated chocolate, and serve.

ChristmasCosmoChristmas Cosmo – makes 1

35ml vodka
35ml cranberry
15ml amaretto

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Makes on serving.

* If you want to give your cocktail a festive feel, before pouring dip the rim of the glass in cranberry juice and edge with red sugar. You can make the red sugar simply by adding red food coloring to regular sugar in a sealed container shaking and letting sit for half and hour or so.

AfterDinnerMintcocktail

After Dinner Mint Cocktail – makes 1

35ml whole milk or heavy cream
15ml green crème de menthe
15ml oz crème de cacao

Shake all ingredients for 8 to 10 seconds, until blended, in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Strain and serve in a martini glass. If you like, dip the rim of the glass in crème de menthe and edge with chocolate sprinkles.

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