Entrepreneur: Brittany Garman
Industry: Event Planning
The holidays are upon us and at BashBLOK we are in full-on celebration mode. It seems our calendar is jam-packed with parties, traveling and gift hunting but, oh what fun it is! Though we love this time of year it is very easy to get overwhelmed especially if you are hosting a bash. To take some of the guesswork out of entertaining we have a go-to cocktail list. These are classic cocktails with a winter spin, so your guests are sure to love what you are shaking up in the kitchen.
Recipes for Holiday Cocktails
Maple Syrup Old Fashioned
2 tsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. water
1 dash bitters
2 oz. bourbon
1 orange peel
1 maraschino cherry
Combine maple syrup, water and bitters in a glass, stirring until well-blended. Add ice and orange peel, then pour bourbon on top. Garnish with the cherry and serve.
Recipe courtesy of delish.com
1 1/4 cups vodka
1 1/4 cups coffee liqueur
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
Stir together in a pitcher, then pour into ice-filled glasses.
Recipe courtesy of MarthaStewart.com
1 1/2 ounces orange vodka
1/2 ounce orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, preferably from Meyer lemons
Club soda, chilled
1 mint leaf, for garnish
1 raspberry, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into a chilled martini glass; add a splash of soda. Carefully fold mint leaf in half lengthwise and place the stem end into the opening of the raspberry. Float on top of cocktail and serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Charles Corpion from The Four Seasons
Champagne Bourbon Cocktail
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled
Combine the sugar, water, bean and seeds in small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, then discard the vanilla bean.
Add 1 shot of bourbon and 2 tablespoons vanilla bean syrup to a chilled champagne flute. Fill to the top with sparkling wine, and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay at FoodNetwork.com
What are your favorite holiday cocktails? We’d love to hear your thoughts below, and be sure to sign up at www.bashblok.com to experience the easiest and most collaborative way to manage all your events for free!