Fleur de Lis
This is sort of a dressed-up cranberry and vodka, with a specialty liquor lending it some glamour. It calls for Chambord Flavored Vodka, but you can certainly substitute your regular vodka of choice. For the uninitiated, you can use a shot glass as an ounce measurement.
- 3/4 oz Chambord Flavored Vodka
- 3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur
- 2 oz Lemonade
- 1 oz Cranberry Juices
- Squeeze Lemon
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into tall glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
It's freezing outside, so I'd be remiss if I didn't include a hot cocktail in this list. The Bishop is delicious, really pretty and also steeped in Christmas tradition. Scrooge mixes up a batch once he gets his holiday cheer back in A Christmas Carol. This drink feels more intimate, so save it for when the party has dwindled down to just your nearest and dearest, or for a romantic tete-a-tete.
- 1 Naval Orange
- 8 Whole Cloves
- 1 750 ml Bottle Ruby Port
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
Stud orange with cloves and roast in a small shallow ceramic or glass baking dish until browned and soft, about 1 1/2 hours.
Carefully quarter orange, then bring orange quarters and Port just to a simmer in a 2- to 2 1/2-quart saucepan. Remove from heat and serve warm.