Magical Cocktails to End The Year

December 23, 2014


Christmas is coming, and that means 2015 is just around the corner! Are you pumped? We sure are! Whatever you wish to celebrate, we have the cocktail for you to set the festive mood. Kick back and relax with the Christmas Wreath, a classic fruity raspberry vodka and cranberry mix.  Or revisit your past with the grownup version of a kid's favorite - Hot Chocolate Baileys. It's rich and decadent, and quite possibly the perfect thing to warm your bones up on a rainy day. We have our own refreshing concoction, Countdown Celebration, a unique avocado-coconut sensation with a "local island paradise taste" that leaves you wanting more even after the clock strikes twelve. Serve at parties with your home bar, or top off with more alcohol for a night in away from the crowds :) Check out the recipes below!

        Countdown Celebration
        Serves: 1

  • one fresh avocado
  • 250ml coconut juice
  • 2 ounces rum (coconut for added taste)

    Preparation
    1. Mash the avocado in a bowl till pureed.
    2. Add the coconut juice and rum into bowl and blend vigorously.
    3. Sieve if necessary and serve in glass.

        Christmas Wreath
        Serves: 1

  • splash of raspberry vodka
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/4 ounce lemon/orange juice
  • club soda to top off
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish
  • frozen or fresh cranberries for garnish 

    Preparation
    1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, and shake vigorously.
    2. Strain over ice into a highball glass, and top off with club soda.
    3. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig.

         Hot Chocolate Baileys
         Serves: 1

  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 11/2 cups hot water
  • 300 ml cream
  • 2 cups milk (low-fat)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

    Preparation
    1. Throw chocolate chips into a pot of boiling water.
    2. Remove from heat and stir until chocolate is melted.
    3. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl.
    4. Heat the concoction up, but not to boiling point.
    5. Serve in mug. To add to the decadence, add whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

    Suggestions for you
    Before you start, grab a jigger for it'll definitely come in handy measuring your drinks. Shakers are as essential to your mini home bar, and pick a glass of your choosing to set the festive mood. Don't forget our little thank you gift for this month- promotion code PPDEC2014 for an additional 5% off everything!



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