The holidays are the perfect time to share a drink with the ones you love, but it is so much more fun when we can offer our little ones a kid friendly version. I have been trying to figure out the perfect cup of cheer to serve this year and I couldn’t choose just one so I am going to share with you 4 options for our cute little kiddies and their parents and friends. Keep in mind it is the holidays, so these may not be so friendly on your waistline 😉
Once warm add in the butterscotch liquor and the vodka and warm off the heat.
Kid Version: Makes 4 x 8oz mugs
Warm 24 oz. of Cider on the stove or in the microwave. Once heated pour cider into rimmed mugs, add whipped cream on top and drizzle with butterscotch sauce – you can buy a butterscotch or caramel sauce for ice cream sundaes. Garnish with cinnamon stick
Hershey’s Hot Chocolate (www.hersheys.com): 5 x 8oz servings
Baileys Irish Cream
Godiva Chocolate Liquor
You can do 1 – 2 oz. of one thing or mix a couple such as Baileys and Kahlua or Godiva and Peppermint. Add Whipped Cream and Marshmallows
Crush Candy Canes in a ziplock bag (put candy canes in a large ziplock bag and crush with a meat tenderizer or large soup can until candy canes are close to a powder form)
Rim the mugs with the crushed candy cane.
Add the hot chocolate
Add small marshmallows or a couple of small ones and 1 large one that you have drawn on the face of a snowman with edible marker to make it look like the snowman has melted.
I have also added some cold drinks for Christmas Day and the days following spent with family and friends.
Christmas Morning Mimosas: Adult Version:
Garnish with a few raspberries
Sugar Cookie Milkshake Martini: Makes 6 Milkshake Martinis
Rim Martini Glass with crushed sugar cookies. Pour in Milk shake Martini Mix. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and shaved chocolate. Add a cute cut red and white straw to look like a candy cane.
I hope you enjoy these cocktails with your family and friends. I know I will be trying them out this holiday season. I am hoping that next year maybe we can add a momstown Milton event where we can make some of these delicious cocktails on our Moms Night Out – obviously with taxi’s lined up to take us home unless we drink the kiddie versions. Please if you drink over the holidays, choose to drink responsibly as our safety is most important this holiday season!