Christmas Cocktails

This weekend is the weekend for holiday parties and if you're still looking for ideas for that "signature drink," I've got just the right thing for you.

Here are three of my favorites. I personally enjoy playing with the garnishes! The first recipe I'm planning on serving this weekend, and the third was a HUGE hit a few years back at my engagement party. Enjoy!

Candy Cane Martini (pictured)

1½ ounces vanilla vodka
½ ounce peppermint schnapps
1 ounce club soda
crushed candy canes for garnish

recipe: Exotic Excess

Classic Christmas Eggnog

⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg
1 ½ Tablespoons granulated sugar (can be adjusted according to taste)
⅛ teaspoons vanilla extract
a pinch or so of freshly grated nutmeg
⅓ cup milk (I used 2%)
1½ ounces of quality dark rum (bourbon would work well too)

Recipe and Directions: the kitchn

Lemon Drop Martini

1½ ounces vodka
½ ounce triple sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Superfine sugar for dipping
Twisted peel of lemon

Recipe: Johnnie Martini

What are you planning on serving at your holiday party?

Image: Exotic Excess