Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and most department stores are already set for Christmas. I’ve done a little shopping but need to get on it so I’m not wandering the stores on Christmas Eve hoping I find the right gift. As much as I love the holidays and all the fun and family it brings it can get a little stressful. So here’s 3 great holiday drink recipes I found online to help you wind down after a long day at work.

ginger bread round barn winery

• 1 ounce vanilla vodka
• 1 ounce hazelnut-flavored liqueur (recommended: Frangelico)
• 1/2 ounce butterscotch schnapps
• Ice cubes
• 4 ounces ginger beer (recommended: Reed’s Ginger Brew)
• Dark rum
• Gingerbread man cookie (recommended: Pepperidge Farm), for garnish
Pour the vanilla vodka, hazelnut liqueur, and butterscotch schnapps into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into high ball glass or any 8-ounce glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Pour a little dark rum over the back of a spoon and float on top of the ginger beer. Garnish with a gingerbread man cookie.

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The Grinch!
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This green cocktail called the Grinch has none of the nasty elements of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday character. On the contrary, it’s reminiscent of the changed Grinch with the sweetest flavors; melon-flavored Midori and lemon juice. It’s all sweetened even further with a little simple syrup. Add a maraschino cherry for the garnish for color and to represent the changed heart of the green man

absoulte drinks

Scotch Milk Punch
absoulte drinks
2 oz. Scotch
6 oz. Milk
1 tsp. Powdered Sugar
Shake with ice and strain into a collins glass. Garnish with nutmeg.