Two Holiday Cocktails and More

By Boomer Staff | November 23rd, 2016

Bring more cheer to your celebrations!


Spice up your get-togethers with a more unique cocktail. Here are recipes for holiday cocktails from two of the nation’s top bars. Cheers!

The Peppermint Patty

Make it at home or find it at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa in Riviera Beach, Florida.

Rim a cocktail glass with crushed peppermints. Build the cocktail directly in the glass:

  • ½ ounce peppermint schnapps
  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce cream
  • ½ ounce Frangelico
  • ½ ounce chocolate liqueur

Top with whipped cream and a cherry.

Apple Pie a la Modeholiday-drinks-apple-pie-a-la-mode

Make it at home or find it at Seaway Grill at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, New York.

Build in a hurricane glass with ice:

  • ¾ ounce apple pie moonshine
  • ¾ ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ ounce ginger ale

Stir lightly and garnish with a slice of apple.


Drinking in the Creativity

For a themed party or just for your own enjoyment, these recipe books present collections of playful cocktails. The recipes are simple enough for the home bartender, without need for fancy infusions or obscure brands, all while riffing off of the books’ themes.

Film buffs can whip up concoctions from Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist, by Tim Federle (Running Press, 2015). Each recipe includes the movie inspiration, year of release, director and plot description with a segue into the recipe.

“That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing,” said Anthony Trollope. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, by Tim Federle (Running Press, 2013), appeals to such booklovers.

Nerds thrill to cocktails inspired by favorite sci-fi, fantasy and thriller flicks in The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy, by Andy Heidel (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2017).

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