LT Lifestyle: Holiday Cocktails

Hosting a holiday party but don’t have a signature drink yet? Read our fave four cocktail recipes. Serve with a side of warm and fuzzy feelings! 
pom punch1

Sparkling Pom Punch

INGREDIENTS
3 tbsp. sugar
1 c. pomegranate juice
2 bottle sparkling wine
¾ c. late-harvest white wine
2 oranges
1 c. diced fresh pineapple
¼ c. pomegranate seeds
Ice cubes

DIRECTIONS
In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling wine and late-harvest white wine, then add the orange slices, diced pineapple, and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over ice cubes.

peppermint and whipped vodkaPeppermint & Vodka Hot Chocolate

INGREDIENTS (Makes 40 ounces) 
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 pinch salt
4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup peppermint candies or candy canes
1 cup Pinnacle whipped vodka

DIRECTIONS:
Mix all the ingredients, top with whipped cream & peppermint.

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Eggnog Mudslides

INGREDIENTS:
1 nutmeg, ground
1 whipped cream
2 parts Eggnog
1 part Kahlua
1 part Vodka

Mix all the liquor together. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle some ground nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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Spiced Mulled Wine

INGREDIENTS:
1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup brandy (optional)
1/4 cup honey or sugar
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
Garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise

DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring to a simmer (not a boil — you don’t want to boil the alcohol out!) over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat to medium-low, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes. You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Then simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready to serve.


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