Sips and Nips!
Tonight's signature cocktail:
"You Name The Cosmo"
Follow along with the demonstration!
If you want to make your own while following the demo, here's what you'll need:
2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz lime
1/2 oz cranberry juice
(reduce to 1/4-1/3 if using cranberry cocktail)
1 egg white
1/8 oz vanilla extract
1/4 vanilla bean
Here are more festive ideas!
Peppermint White Russian
3/4 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
3/4 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz Half and Half or Whole Milk
How to Mix
In an old fashioned glass with ice combine Kahlua, Vodka and Peppermint Schnapps
Top with half and half
2 cups cranberry cocktail juice
2 cups seltzer
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 lime wedges for garnish
8 frozen raspberries
1. Combine cranberry juice, seltzer and lime juice in a pitcher.
2. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses then add 2 frozen raspberries to each glass and garnish with lime wedges.
And of course, a few bites
Simple Artichoke Dip (enough for 2)
1/4 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/4 cup and 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Combine the artichoke hearts, mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese and mix well. Spread mixture in a 9x13-inch baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.
Bacon Wrapped Dates w/Bleu Cheese (for 2)
1 ounce sliced bacon, cut in half
1 ounce pitted dates
1/2 ounce blue cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Slice dates in half, and open them up. Pinch off pieces of blue cheese, and place them into the center of the dates. Close the halves of the dates, and wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside. Secure each one with a toothpick. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides to catch any grease.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp. Turn dates over after the first 20 minutes for even cooking.