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1 oz. Dekuyper Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz. Three Olives Vanilla Vodka
3 oz. Polar Candy Cane Seltzer
Crushed candy cane for garnish
Wet rim of martini glass with peppermint schnapps and dip into crushed candy cane. Combine schnapps and vodka in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain into martini glass. Top with Polar Candy Cane Seltzer, taking care not to bruise the bubbles.
1 bunch fresh mint, trimmed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups light rum
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
3/4 cup frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate, thawed
2 10-ounce bottles sparkling water, chilled
Using a wooden spoon, mash mint with sugar in bottom of large pitcher. Add rum and lime juice; stir to dissolve sugar. Mix in thawed cranberry juice concentrate and water. Mix in 6 cups ice.
3 cups 1% milk
1 vanilla bean
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish
spiced rum or bourbon
Heat 2-1/2 cups milk in a medium saucepan. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds; add the seeds and pod to the saucepan and simmer over medium heat. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and cornstarch until it turns light yellow. Temper the eggs by gradually pouring the hot milk mixture, about 1 cup at a time, into the egg mixture, whisking constantly (this is important, otherwise you'll make scrambled eggs). Pour the mixture back into the pan. Place over medium heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the eggnog begins to thicken, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the remaining 1/2 cup milk to stop the cooking. Remove the vanilla pod, let it cool and transfer to a pitcher, chill until ready to serve. Spike the eggnog with liquor, if desired and garnish with nutmeg.
Half a strawberry
Quarter of a lime
Quarter of a lemon
1 Orange half-wheel
2 to 3 Fresh mint leaves
2 oz Spiced Rum
1 oz St-Germain
In a shaker, gently muddle the strawberry, lime, lemon, orange and mint. (Do not break up the mint.) Add the spiced rum and St-Germain, and fill with ice. Shake lightly and pour (unstrained) into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
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