The Holidays. The one time of year that people will spend alot of their down time (if you have any) participating in social gatherings. Weather it is an office party or just some friends and family there is bound to be alcohol. Ranging from the basic beer and wine to straight up liquor. I have searched high and low to give you a unique way to approach the holiday party. Here are 5 different alcoholic drinks to have this Christmas. Cheers!

  • 1

    The Grinch


    •2 oz. Midori

    •1/2 oz. lemon juice (fresh)

    •1 tsp. sugar syrup

    Mixing instructions: Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass.Option: Garnish this green drink with a red cherry.  This is more a social drink.   Women love a good Martini.  Also a good ice breaker for the beginning of your get together.
  • 2

    Candy Cane Martini


    •1 1/2 oz. vodka

    •1 tsp. peppermint schnapps

    Mixing instructions:Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Option: Garnish with a small candy cane or create a candy cane “rimmer” with crushed candy canes.  Yet another option to have at your holiday open house.
  • 3

    Christmas Punch


    •3 cups strong tea

    •2 bottles (750-ml each) dry red wine

    •1 bottle (750-ml) dark rum

    •1 lb superfine sugar

    •Juice of 1 large orange•

    Juice of 1 large lemon

    Mixing instructions:Heat wine, tea and fruit juices in a chafing dish or saucepan, but do not boil. This punch may be served from the chafing dish or transferred to a heatproof punch bowl.Put sugar into a large ladle and saturate with rum.  If ladle is not large enough for all the sugar, put remainder in punch bowl. Ignite rum in ladle and pour blazing into punch.  Stir well, extinguish flames, and then pour remainder of rum into punch. Stir again and serve.Makes about 27 servings.  This is a drink you can put together for a large group of people and that can last for a couple of days.  Try not to burn yourself while heating rum.
  • 4

    Christmas Cheer Egg Nog

    This one is so simple that it can be used for a party or if you so desire just for yourself after a long day at the office or shopping!


    •1 oz. eggnog

    •1 oz. peppermint schnapps

    Mixing instructions:You can either layer, eggnog first, or stir the ingredients before drinking.  Merry Christmas.
  • 5

    Canadian Moose Milk

    This final drink I present to you is courtesy of my Canadian friends.  I first became aware of Moose Milk while on a NATO Navy Deployment in the 20th century.  Seems so long ago but is was actually 1992.  This is considered to mainly be a holiday drink for our neighbors to the north.  However, you can make this (if you dare) to be served any time of the year!


    • Eggs – 12 (yokes only)
    • Canadian Whiskey 40 oz
    • Dark Rum 40 oz
    • Kahlua 5 oz
    • Maple Syrup 10 oz
    • Milk 40 oz
    • Heavy Whipping Cream 40 oz
    • Sugar 1 Cup


    • Beat yokes until fluffy and completely mixed
    • Add sugar until mixture gets thick
    • Stir in milk and liquor
    • Chill for a minimum of three hours but is best overnight
    • Whip cream until it is good and thick.  Don't use the canned whipped cream as it will go flat
    • Fold in the whip cream.  It will appear that it is going thin.
    • Chill for another hour or two.
    • Sprinkle with Nutmeg or Cinnamon to taste.
    • Most important keep cold.

     A warning.  This drink will go down so smooth.  If you are going to consume do so standing up.