Tis’ the season to be jolly! This year’s Christmas celebration may look a bit different than in the past, but that does not mean you cannot celebrate the ‘spirit’ of the holidays. Billie Keithley has crafted up some delicious Christmas cocktails to spruce up your holiday parties. So, make this Christmas season special with a great holiday cocktail.
BILLIE’S HOT BUTTERED RUM
Billie’s Hot Buttered Rum
1-1/2 oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum (Buy Now)
1 generous tablespoon hot buttered rum batter*
Top with hot water.
Add ingredients into a mug. Give it a little stir.
Garnish: churros and fresh ground cinnamon
*Hot buttered rum batter: add one stick of softened butter, 1 pint of churro ice cream (substitute your favorite decadent ice cream if you desire), 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon into a blender. Blend until a it becomes a very thick milkshake consistency. Transfer to a covered container and keep in the freezer.
1-1/2 oz Breckenridge Gin (Buy Now)
1-1/2 oz cranberry/habanero/cinnamon syrup*
1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Shake all ingredients with ice. Serve over ice.
Garnish: cranberries and sliced Habanero
*Cranberry, habanero and cinnamon simple syrup: over medium heat add 8 oz cranberry juice, 8 oz sugar, 4 oz cranberries muddled with 1 tablespoon chopped habanero pepper and pinch of ground cinnamon. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool and strain. Refrigerate.
1-1/2 oz Breckenridge Pear Vodka (Buy Now)
1 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz Colorado honey simple syrup*
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes cranberry bitters
Top with ginger beer
Garnish: lime and cranberries
*Honey simple syrup: over medium heat, add 1 cup water, 1/2 cup honey & 1/2 cup sugar. Stir until dissolved.
TIS THE SEASON FIZZ
*Cranberry/Blackberry/Pomegranate shrub: over medium heat add 8 oz cranberry juice, 6 oz sugar, 1 oz cider vinegar, 2 oz cranberries, 2 oz pomegranate seeds, 2 oz blackberries muddled. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let rest 2 hours. Strain & bottle.
FA, LA, LA, LA NOG
Fa, La, La, La Nog
2 oz Breckenridge Bourbon (Buy Now)
4 oz egg nog
1/2 oz vanilla liqueur
3 dashes walnut bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice. Served up.
Garnish: sprinkle of vanilla bean sugar.