Homefront Holiday Cocktails
This time of year we attend countless cocktail parties, set yours apart and channel your inner mixologist with these crafty cocktails.
A shape of a glass can often dictate the beverage. For example, coupe glasses are great for slow-sipping champagne cocktails while cocktail bowls work well for fragrant daiquiris. Martini glasses are an ideal choice for sophisticated gin or vodka-based drinks while a collins or pilsner are appropriate options for soda-heavy mixes.
Be prepared with the tools of the trade: Michael Aram Goldtone ice bucket, shaker and jigger (pictured above) from William Ashley China will have your bar looking the part.
Try this recipe for the After Eight:
1 oz vodka
0.5 crème de menthe
0.5 crème de cocoa
2 oz half and half or milk
chocolate shavings, marshmallow and mint to garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, crème de menthe, crème de cocoa and half and half. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass and top with a marshmallow, sprinkle of chocolate shavings and mint leaf.