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Back to the Kitchen: Holiday Martinis for Christmas and Hanukkah

Posted By Karen Young On December 23, 2011 @ 12:45 am In Cocktails,Eat,Featured,Food,My Daily Find,Recipes,The Weekend Cocktail | No Comments

BY GWEN KENNEALLY

I just got word that the Holiday Peppermint Martini is Santa’s most favorite cocktail and that the Menorah Martini is a hit with Hanukkah Harry. If you leave these cocktails out with some homemade cookies,  you are sure to get moved from the naughty list to the very nice! Don’t worry about Santa or Harry missing your house after one of these drinks because these guys always have a designated elf or maccabee to guide the reindeer or camels! So Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all and to all a goodnight! Cheers!

Cheers to the holidays!

Holiday Peppermint Martini

10 ounces vanilla vodka

4 ounces white crème de menthe

1 ounce peppermint schnapps

Little candy canes for garnish

Crunch up some candy canes and place on a plate. Rim two martini glasses with the crunched candy. Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain the prepared martini glasses. Garnish with a candy cane.

Menorah Martini

3-ounces vodka

½ ounce sweet vermouth

Splash Blue Curacao

Blueberries for garnish

Chill and rim 2 martini glasses with sugar.

Mix it:

Fill a mixing glass with ice.

Pour in vodka and sweet vermouth.

Shake and strain into the martini glasses.

Splash with Blue Curacao.

Garnish with a few blueberries

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. Check out her website and blog www.Backtothekitchen.net and www.gwenkenneally.blogspot.com

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