Port Eggnog

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 fifth Port
8 Eggs
1 pint Heavy Cream
1 quart Milk
1/2 pound Sugar

Instructions:
Beat yolks and whites of eggs separately.
Add sugar to egg whites and beat until stiff.
Combine yolks and whites and mix thoroughly.
Add Port.
Beat mixture.
Add cream and milk.
Mix.
Chill well.
Serve with a light sprinkling of nutmeg.

Poinsettia

Cocktail Ingredients:
4 oz. Champagne
2 oz. Cranberry Juice

Instructions:
Pour Champagne into glass and add cranberry juice.

North Pole Cocktail

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Maraschino
1 Egg White

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Morning Eggnog

Eggnog Ingredients:
20 oz. Apricot Brandy
6 oz. Triple Sec
8 Eggs
1 pint Heavy Cream
1 quart Milk
1/2 pound Sugar

Instructions:
Beat yolks and whites of eggs seperately.
Add sugar to egg whites and beat until stiff.
Combine yolks and whites and mix thoroughly.
Add Apricot Brandy and Triple Sec.
Beat mixture.
Add cream and milk.
Mix.
Chill well.
Serve with a light sprinkle of sugar

Imperial Eggnog

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 fifth Brandy
3 oz. Apricot Brandy
8 Eggs
1 pint Heavy Cream
1 quart Milk
1/2 pound Sugar

Instructions:
Beat yolks and whites of eggs separately.
Add sugar to egg whites and beat until stiff.
Combine yolks and whites and mix thoroughly.
Add Brandy and Apricot Brandy.
Beat mixture.
Add cream and milk.
Mix.
Chill well.

Hot Buttered Wine

Cocktail Ingredients:
1/2 cup Muscatel
1/4 cup Water
1 tsp Butter
2 tsp Maple Syrup

Instructions:
In a sauce pan, heat wine and water to simmering. Do not bring to a boil. Preheat a mug with boiling water. Pour heated wine mixture into glass. Add butter and maple syrup. Stir and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Hot Buttered Rum

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Rum
1 tsp. Sugar
1 pat of Butter
2 Cloves
Boiling Water

Instructions:
Place sugar, Rum, and cloves in coffee cup or mug.
Fill with boiling water.
Add pat of butter and stir.

Old Fashioned

Originating in the early 1800’s the Old Fashioned may be the first drink to be called a cocktail. It is traditionally served in a short glass now called an Old Fashioned glass.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar cube in an Old-Fashioned glass. ADD 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler OR strong spoon. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the rye (or bourbon). Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with an orange slice or cherries.

Autumn Leaf

Cocktail Ingredients:
1/2 oz brandy
1/2 oz crème de menthe
1/2 oz Galliano

Instructions:
Start with a layer of creme de menthe, add a layer of Galliano and top with a layer of dark brandy. Add a sprinkling of nutmeg.

The Sidecar

Invented in the early 1900’s and was popular until the beginning of World War II, the sidecar has been making a comeback. Sidecars come using a variety of liquors, brandy, gin, vodka and irish whisky, but cognac is the original.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. VS or VSOP cognac
3/4 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

Instructions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugared rim.
Garnish with an orange peel.