As we all know today is Christmas Eve. Which means for the next week or so it’s forced family time again. This morning I stopped in my favorite liquor store, Joe Canals, and they said to me, “it wouldn’t be a holiday if you weren’t here.” So clearly I’m partial to the use of alcohol to help at these gatherings.
Make sure you have plenty of red and white wine. It’s really the staple of a holiday gathering. Who doesn’t love a good wine. I personally went with 2 bottles of Merlot and a bottle of Pinot Grigio. I prefer the red to the white for Christmas, little more festive.
Last week I went to a Christmas Party and we had Candy Cane Martinis. These are definitely required for Christmas parties. For this we need:
- 1 1/4 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 1/4 oz crème de cacao
- 3/4 oz peppermint schnapps
- garnish with a peppermint. I prefer to crush it up and line the rim of my martini glass with it.
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