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Cocktail Recipe

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Sponsor:  R&M Snowplowing and Lawn Service




2 ounces bourbon

¼ ounce Torani Gingerbread Syrup

2-3 dashes orange bitters

1 large ice cube

Orange twist for garnish, optional

Cinnamon stick for garnish, optional




In an old fashioned glass, add the bourbon, gingerbread syrup and orange bitters.  Stir to combine.

Add one large ice cube.  Stir about 15-20 times to chill and just slightly dilute the mixture.

If desired, garnish with an orange twist and cinnamon stick.



Peppermint Martini

Sponsor:   First Secure Community Bank of Sugar Grove






1.5 ounces vodka

1 ounce cranberry juice

0.5 ounces peppermint schnapps

Crushed or mini candy canes, optional






Shake the vodka, cranberry juice, and peppermint schnapps with ice in a martini shaker.  Pour into glass.  Garnish with crushed candy canes or mini candy canes.





Santa’s Signature Sip

Sponsor:  Vanessa Wiskerchen with Re/Max All Pro





2 ounces vodka

½ ounce St. Germain (elderflower liquor)

1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

Ginger beer, for topping

Pomegranate arils, for topping

1 sprig fresh mint




Fill a cocktail glass with ice.

Add the vodka, elderflower liquor, and juice. 

Top with ginger beer.  

Add the pomegranates and mint.



Grinch Cocktail

Sponsor:  Stacey Puett Homes





1.5 ounces Midori

½ ounce vodka

1 ounce pineapple juice

1 ounce dry sparkling wine

1 cherry, for garnish




Combine all ingredients (except sparkling wine and garnish) in a cocktail shaker.

Shake for a few seconds just to combine.

Pour in a rocks glass filled with ice.

Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with cherry.


Christmas Mai Tai

Sponsor:  Ellen Violet Sewing Studio





1.5 ounces white rum

0.5 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice

0.5 ounce Cointreau or other orange liquor

0.5 ounce Orgeat syrup

3 ounces Cranberry/Pom juice

1.5 ounces dark rum

Lime wedges for garnish

Cherries for garnish




Shake first 5 ingredients and pour over ice.

Float the dark rum over the top.

Garnish with lime wedges and cherries.







French 75

Sponsor:  Guaranteed Rate, Matt Paradis





1 ounce Gin – Hendricks is preferred

½ ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

½ ounce simple syrup

3 ounces Champagne (or other sparkling wine)

Lemon twist, garnish




Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice.

Shake until well chilled.

Strain into a Champagne flute.

Top with the Champagne.

Garnish with lemon twist.





Fireside Caramel Appleton

Sponsor:  Fireside Grille




1.5 oz Van Gogh Dutch Apple Vodka

.5 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka

.75 oz Real Apple Syrup

.25 oz simple syrup

.75 oz Finest Call Single Pressed lemon juice

2 dashes homemade cinnamon tincture

Cinnamon sugar, garnish

Apple slices, garnish




Combine all ingredients (except the garnishes) in a shaker tin.

Add ice and shake hard for 6 seconds.

Double strain into chilled serving glass.

Rim with cinnamon sugar.

Garnish with apple slice.





Calamity Christmas Sparkler

Sponsor:  Calamity Janes Bar & Restaurant





1.5 quarts cranberry juice

1 bottle Champagne

2 teaspoons lime juice

Frozen cranberries, for garnish

Colored sugar, for garnish

Edible luster dust, for garnish




Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl and stir.  


If desired, rim glasses with colored sugar.  Add edible luster dust to make it sparkle.




Sugar Cookie Martini

Sponsor:  Curt Karas, CPA, MBA, PC





4 ounces vanilla vodka

4 ounces Baileys Irish cream or RumChata

2.5 ounces Amaretto

2 ounces Half & Half or light cream

1 teaspoon simple syrup, garnish

1 sugar cookie crumbled, garnish



Break the cookie into crumbs and transfer to a small plate.

Wet your finger with the simple syrup and swipe it around the rims of the glasses.

Dip the rims into the cookie crumbs.

Fill a shaker halfway with ice.

Add the vanilla vodka, Irish cream, Amaretto, and light cream.

Shake for 10 seconds and pour into glasses.




Chocolate Caramel Christmas Martini

Sponsor:  Sugar Suites Salon





2 ounces Baileys Chocolate liquor

2 ounces Caramel Vodka

Chocolate syrup

Caramel syrup

Crushed pretzels




Drizzle chocolate syrup inside martini glass.

Rim glass with caramel syrup.

Dip glass in crushed pretzels.


Fill shaker with liquor, vodka, and ice.

Shake and pour into prepared glasses.



Mistletoe Shots

Sponsor:  Rosewood Farms





Lime wedge for rimming glasses

Red sanding sugar for rimming

1 cup water

2 @ 3 oz packets lime Jell-O

8 oz vodka, chilled

Whipped cream, for garnish

Mint leaves, for garnish

Red Hots, for garnish.





Run lime wedge around rim of each shot glass.  Dip in sanding sugar.  Bring water to boil in medium saucepan.  Stir in Jell-O stirring until completely dissolved.  Turn off heat and pour in vodka, mixing thoroughly.  Pour into large measuring cup so it’s easier to pour in shot glasses.  Fill shot glasses and refrigerate at least 2 hours.  Garnish with whipped cream, mint leaves, and Red Hots just before serving




Thank you for attending

Sips with Santa 2023

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