Day 3: 44North's 5 Days of Christmas!

On the third day of Christmas 44 North gave to me...

So now that we have you bakin' and dancin' away in the kitchen, it's probably time for a Christmas cocktail

1. Santa's Sleigh Cocktail

Ingredients

  • White sugar crystals, preferably coarse

  • 2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled

  • 1/2 cup brandy

  • 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Directions : Dampen the rims of 4 martini glasses and then line the rims with sugar crystals. Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick.

2. Candy Cane Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 shot vanilla rum

  • 1 shot white chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)

  • 1 shot peppermint schnapps

  • Candy cane, garnish

Directions: Add all liquid ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with candy cane.

3. Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • Pinch salt

  • 3/4 cup spiced rum

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 4 sticks cinnamon, for garnish

Directions: Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup. Add the rum and then 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and serve.