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Christmas Party Cocktail Recipes

Here are the recipes for the specialty cocktails we served at our Christmas party. They all seemed popular with our guests.

Poinsettia Punch
Adapted from a recipe by Frank Cisneros, Gin Palace in NYC

1 1/2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Grenadine
1 tsp. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice, then strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Spiced Pear Margarita
Adapted from a recipe by Piero Rodriguez, Zengo in Washington, DC

3/4 oz Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz Pear Liqueur
1 1/2 Spiced Pear Puree
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pear slice.

Spiced Pear Puree

2 whole pears peeled and diced
1 quart of water
Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to taste

Place all ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Blend all ingredients and strain. Cool before use.

Grand Cherry Tiki
Adapted from a recipe by Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru 

1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier Cherry
3/4 oz Lime
3/4 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 Dashes Angostura or Tiki  Bitters

Shake with ice, then strain into an ice-filled double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and a maraschino cherry.

Maui Mai Tai

1 1/2 oz Gold Rum
1/2 oz Orange Curaçao
3/4 oz Orgeat 
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with crushed ice, then pour (unstrained) into a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.

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Christmas Party Cocktail Menu

Here's the drinks menu from our big Christmas party last weekend. The most popular were the Spiced Pear Margarita and Grand Cherry Tiki. The only one I had was a Poinsettia Punch, and it was delicious. I'll share the recipes later this week.

Tiki
Lounge
Christmas
Party

Today's
Specials

Tom and Jerry
A
19th-century variation on Egg Nog, served warm.
Brandy,
Dark Rum, Eggs, Milk

Hot
Buttered Rum
Sounds gross, but is quite
delicious!
Rum,
Sugar, Butter, Bitters

Spiced
Pear Margarita
Pear and spice, tastes real
nice.
Tequila,
Pear Liqueur, Spiced Pear, Lime, Sugar

Apple
Crisp
An autumnal twist on the
Sidecar.
Applejack,
Cointreau, Lemon

Poinsettia Punch
A
vibrant cocktail inspired by the holidays.
Gin,
Lemon, Cinnamon, Grenadine, Allspice Dram

Brandy
Old-Fashioned
Beloved by Wisconsinites around
the world.
Cognac,
Sugar, Bitters, Orange, Cherry

Grand
Cherry Tiki
The delicious flavors of the
islands.
Grand
Marnier Cherry, Lime, Orgeat, Pineapple

Maui
Mai Tai
A Hawaiian spin on the Mai Tai.
Gold
Rum, Curaçao, Pineapple,
Orange, Orgeat

Apple Cosmopolitan
Also available in caramel.
Stoli
Apple Vodka, Licor 43, Cranberry, Lime

 Classics
Always Available
Daiquiri,
Manhattan, Martini, Mai Tai, Assorted Highballs

 David
J. Montgomery, Proprietor