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The Big Bad Christmas Post

This time of year cocktail blogging can become a little overwhelming. There’s just so much to cover and not nearly enough time to cover it all. So rather than write-up a million little posts on great holiday cocktails (hey…I need time to wrap gifts too!) I figured I’d bite the bullet and put down everything you need to know about holiday drinking right here in my BIG BAD CHRISTMAS POST. Ready? Here we go…

Keep warm with this simple coffee cocktail. It makes for a great fireside sipper or dessert tipple.

Irish Winter

1 part Kahlua Coffee Cream

1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey

Freshly brewed coffee

Combine ingredients in a mug and stir. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Scotch is wonderful in seasonal cocktails—this one has the simple, warm flavors of brown sugar, hazelnuts, and vanilla. Great stuff from the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Distiller of the Year—Chivas Regal.

Vanilla Hazlenut Blazer

2 oz. Chivas Regal 12 yo

2 tsp Brown Sugar

2 Hazelnuts

2 drops Vanilla Essence

Heat a brandy balloon over hot water with the whisky, sugar, vanilla and nuts. Set liquid aflame and twist glass to soften ingredients (about 30 seconds). Meanwhile, fill an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Pour flaming liquid over the ice. Garnish with 2 Hazelnuts & 2 Almonds.

The Beefeater Shrub takes a bit of work, but it’s well worth it for this well-balanced fresh cocktail.

The Beefeater Shrub

Beefeater 24 Gin

2 punnets Raspberries

2 punnets Blackberries

8-10 tbs caster sugar

Cloudy apple juice, lemon juice and nutmeg

In a saucepan muddle together the raspberries and blackberries. Add a little water and gently heat through adding the sugar as it warms up, simmer for 5 minutes. When cool place into an empty bottle and add equal parts of gin to the mixture. Leave this to stand in at room temperature for a day or two giving it enough time to marry together. Pour into a wine glass 3 oz. of the mixture, fill the glass with ice, squeeze and discard a piece of lemon and top with apple juice. Give it a quick stir and finally grate some fresh nutmeg over the drink.

Last but not least, give this new cocktail from Cheri Loughlin a try. It’s a decadent drink that just as appealing to the eye as it is to the taste buds. Absolutely the perfect drink with which to impress your holiday guests!

Minted Snowfall – created by Cheri Loughlin

Photo courtesy of Cheri Loughlin

I part Espresso Vodka

3/4 part Hiram Walker Peppermint Schnapps

1 part White Chocolate Liqueur

1 part Heavy Whipping Cream

Crushed Peppermint Rim

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Stick Garnish -optional

Rim Old Fashioned Glass with white chocolate liqueur. Dip rim of glass in crushed peppermint.  Set aside.  Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake to blend and chill.  Strain into peppermint rimmed old fashioned glass over fresh ice.  Garnish with chocolate dipped peppermint stick.

Whatever your drink of choice this season, be sure to have a safe and happy holiday! Best wishes & cheers!

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Kahlua Coffee Cream Video

Check out the video below. It’s from the Kahlua Coffee Cream-sponsored Thursday Drink Night event in Los Angeles. You’ll remember I attended the event and did a full wrap-up back in September. Take a look!

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San Juan for the Holidays?

This cocktail, courtesy of Kaiser Penguin’s own Rick Stutz was one of many served-up at September’s Kahlua Coffee Cream sponsored Thursday Drink Night. I really enjoyed the cocktail then, and revisited it recently. I think it’s even better now that there’s a chill in the air, so add it to your list for Holiday cocktails. Just four ingredients! You can do it!

San Juan by Rick Stutz

1 ½ oz. Rye

1 oz. Kahlua Coffee Cream

1 tsp. Cinnamon Syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe.

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More Halloween Drinks: Get Your Pumpkin On

Pumpkin EaterPumpkin cocktails are a no-brainer for a Halloween party or Fall get-together. One easy way to get that pumpkin flavor is with Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice. Here’s a couple of tasty drinks that call for the seasonal liqueur:

Pumpkin Eater:

3/4 oz. vodka

3/4 oz. Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice

1/2 oz. Amaretto

3/4 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur

Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour ingredients as listed and stir.

Hot Pumpkin:

1 oz. Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice

1/2 oz. Kahlua Coffee Cream

Fill with hot coffee

Preheat mug. Pour ingredients as listed. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice (you know you’ve got some lying around!). Enjoy!

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Kahlua in Ohio

pegu blogYep…I’m still on vacay, folks. Miss me? I’ll be back soon.

But in the meantime, check out this post by Doug Winship over at the Pegu Blog. Doug’s from Ohio and his careful eye discovered that Kahlua Coffee Cream’s bottle says it’s sold at a higher proof in Ohio than it is elsewhere. Why? Well, click through and read up to find out!

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Kahlua Coffee Cream in New York

Kahlua Coffee Cream c#518A5It’s just been one event after another here at Cocktail Culture—last week I had the pleasure of attending the official NY launch for the brand new Kahlua Coffee Cream. The after-work cocktail party was held at Saturdays Surf down in SoHo and featured a Calexico cart dishing out Mexican fare and a few barmen slinging Kahlua cocktails.

Mixologist Julio de Los Santos created a few signature drinks for the evening:

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Kahlua Cognaccino

1 part Kahlua Coffee Cream

½ part Amaretto

1 part Martell V.S. Cognac

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a flute dusted with nutmeg.

CIMG3859Kahlua Mexicano

1 part Kahlua Coffee Cream

1 part Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

½ part Sambuca

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Serve over ice in a coffee mug.

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The Curious Russian

1 part Kahlua Coffee Cream

1 part Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

1 part Absolut Vanilia

KCC Curious Russian Lightly shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a vanilla bean.

I also tried a different take on the Curious Russian (sub Absolut Rasberi in for Vanilia) which was excellent & really enjoyed the product when added to a tall iced coffee.

Make sure and check out the wrap-up from our recent Kahlua Coffee Cream-sponsored Thursday Drink Night for more fun recipes. And remember, this product is limited edition, so get your bottle before the end of the year or you’ll be missing out. Cheers!CIMG3847

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Cafe Flip

Cafe FlipHere’s a closer look at Chuck Taggart’s contribution to last week’s Kahlua Coffee Cream Thursday Drink Night event–The Cafe Flip (photo by Chuck).

2 oz. Kahlua Coffee Cream

3/4 oz. Fernet Branca (The bar didn’t have Fernet, so he subbed in Angostura)

1 whole egg

3 dashes Fee’s Old Fashioned Bitters

3 dashes Fee’s Aztec Chocolate Bitters

Separate the egg and dry shake the white. Add other ingredients and the yolk. Shake and strain into a wine glass. Top with freshly grated nutmeg.

Yum!

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