Holiday Jingle Juice

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Usually at Thanksgiving, we don’t have any type of alcoholic beverage, but this year we did. I was in charge of bringing the beverage and I decided on this one called Holiday Jingle Juice. I had narrowed it down to a Sangria or a pumpkin spice martini. I got pumpkin pie spice cream liquor at the liquor store and I mixed that with some Rumchata and it was so good. The Sangria would have been way less ingredients but I’m not much of a wine drinker.

If you plan on having more than 5 guests at your next Holiday party this is a good drink to make. We had around 9 people and only 4 of us wanted to drink. I didn’t half the recipe and the punch bowl was almost overflowing. Heck, I could have probably even fourthed the recipe. The recipe can get quite expensive to make with the Grand Marnier, but I used Triple Sec instead cause I’m kind of cheap and didn’t want to pay almost 50.00 for a bottle of orange liquor.

Everyone really liked the punch and we would have probably been drinking it for the next two weeks, but I’m going to put the rest of it in my freezer and hopefully it turns into a slushy! If you’re going to a Holiday Party or barn dance in Fargo, ND then bring this Jingle Juice to your next get together. Just make sure to not drink and drive please! :) The cranberries and the fruit make the punch look really pretty and festive.

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This is me drinking the punch bowl, don’t worry I wasn’t really taking drinks like that out of it. That would have been gross. :)

Citrus Sugar:

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Punch:

3/4 cup Citrus Sugar
1 cup lime juice
1 cup lemon juice
2 cups orange juice
1 cup grapefruit juice
1 cup mango nectar
1 cup pineapple juice
3 3/4 cups Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
2 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 1/2 cups Amaretto
3 cups sparkling water
orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit slices, frozen cranberries for garnish

For the rest of the recipe please visit Baked Bree!

Bahama Mama

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I don’t think I’ve ever posted an alcoholic beverage on my website before. Maybe a mojito once but I think this is the first time. This is one of my favorite drinks to make, the Bahama Mama. I am mostly of a fan of fruity drinks. Tropical Teas, Sex on the Beach, Mai Tais, Pina Coladas, drinks like that, that remind of a Tropical place. I’ve been making one of these drinks at least once a night this week. I think I may be turning into an alcoholic, but that is what unemployment does to you. ;)

Alcoholic beverages I do not like. Wine. Infact, I don’t see what the big deal is about it? I do not like beer either. I know, call me crazy right?! I don’t like coffee. When I do drink though. Mikes Hard Lemonade or Smirnoff is where it’s at. :)

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Bahama Mama

1 oz of Peach Flavored Vodka
1 oz of Coconut flavored Rum
1 splash of Grenadine
1 oz of Orange Juice
1 oz of Pineapple Juice
Ice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a shaker glass with some ice and pour into a glass. Garnish with a marschino cherry if desired.

Cranberry-Lime Vodka

I’ve never thought of making my own flavored vodka before until I saw all the different kinds you could make. Lemon head, gummy bears, skittles, etc…..Pack the flavored vodka  in fancy jars and you have some unique homemade gifts for the Holidays. Vodka is also the main ingredient for making different types of extracts like almond and vanilla. Who knew?

I went to Hobby Lobby and found these fancy jars. They were about $6 to $8 a piece for them. You can get fresh cranberries for really cheap around the Holidays.  At  Thanksgiving time,  I’ve seen them for $.98 a bag.  I think everyone has vodka in their liquor pantry as well.

This type of flavored vodka is so good with some orange juice added to it. I haven’t tried it with some z-up yet, and I’m sure that would be really great too. It almost makes me want to become an alcoholic, this vodka is that good. J/k. Depending on what size jars you get, (they can even be those smaller jars you can buy at the groceries) make sure to clean and rinse them out before adding all the stuff in there. I just did that to be safe. Everyone I gave these too really liked them. Be sure to make some for yourself to have.

I even made some candy cane flavored vodka and that is really good with some egg nog.

Cranberry – Lime Vodka from Fancy Napkin

1 bag of fresh cranberries

Zest of one lime

2 tablespoons of sugar

vodka

Directions:

Poke holes in cranberries and put them in a jar of your liking. Add lime zest and sugar and fill to top with vodka. For candy cane vodka use 5 peppermint candy canes and vodka. Can keep for weeks.

Butter Beer!

I admit, I’m not a beer drinker. I do like flavored beers like Mike’s Hard Lemonade or Smirnoff. My favorite is the dark cherry one. I don’t know if you would consider this a beer or not, but it’s really darn tasty and it sure beats driving over 1,000 miles just to get to the Harry Potter theme park and try Butter Beer.

Tomorrow at 12 noon CST I will be watching the last movie of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows. This is the first time ever going to a movie on the opening day and I don’t know what to expect. I’m hoping to see someone dressed in a HP outfit or trying to fly a broom stick. Thankfully, I got my ticket online so we don’t have to wait inline to see if everything was sold out. :)

Ingredients: from Mugglenet

  • 1 cup (8 oz) club soda or cream soda
  • ½ cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)
  • ½ tablespoon butter

Directions:

Step 1: Measure butterscotch and butter into a 2 cup (16 oz) glass. Microwave on high for 1 to 1½ minutes, or until syrup is bubbly and butter is completely incorporated.

Step 2: Stir and cool for 30 seconds, then slowly mix in club soda. Mixture will fizz quite a bit.

Step 3: Serve in two coffee mugs or small glasses; a perfectly warm Hogwarts treat for two!

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