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Author: Karen Barton

Holiday Cocktails – Cafe Caramel

We give thanks this season for the Café Caramel, created by Rene Matos, Beverage Director, NYC Marriott Marquis. Ingredients 2-1/2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka 1/2 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka 1/4 oz House-made caramel sauce 1 oz Vanilla ice cream, softened Garnished with a cholive Directions Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously to ensure the caramel is well blended. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a cholive. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day 2: Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day 3: Eggnog Martini Day 4: Spicy GingerMan Day 5: Candy Cane Lane...

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Holiday Cocktails – Spicy GingerMan

Every single woman needs a spicy man to heat up her holiday season. Try this one: Ingredients 1 oz Vanilla Vodka 1 oz Hazelnut liqueur 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps 2 oz Ginger Beer Cinnamon stick Directions Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice. Pour over ice into a rocks glass and garnish with Cinnamon stick. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day 2: Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day 3: Eggnog Martini Day 4: Spicy GingerMan Day 5: Candy Cane Lane Day 6: Turtle Doves Day 7: Berry Merry Xmas Day 8: Kringle Kocoa Day 9: Café Caramel...

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Holiday Cocktails – Winter Wonderland Martini

Walking in a Winter Wonderland has a whole new meaning when paired with this cocktail. You might be inspired to get frisky in the snow… Ingredients 2 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka 1 oz White crème de cacao 2 oz White chocolate liqueur 1 oz Cream 1/2 Teaspoon of coconut flakes 1 White chocolate wafer stick Directions Add the vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao and cream into a shaker and shake over ice. Strain martini into a martini glass and add half a teaspoon of coconut flakes. Stir martini gently with white chocolate wafer stick to...

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Holiday Cocktails – Spiced Caramel Apple Martini

The Appletini created quite a stir when it was first introduced, but Kara Newman, author of Spice & Ice, put her twist on the apple martini with a little holiday cheer: Ingredients 2 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur 1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka 2-1/2 oz Apple cider 1 dash lemon juice Directions Rim martini glass with agave syrup and crumbled gingersnap cookies at set aside. Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into martini glass. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day 2: Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day 3: Eggnog Martini...

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Holiday Cocktails – Berry Merry Xmas

Want a little fruit with your vodka? No problem. Embrace your guilty pleasures with this berry-licious cocktail. (We’ll even allow you to count it as your ‘fruit’ portion for the day). Ingredients 1-1/2 oz Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka 1/2 oz Triple Sec 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps 1 oz Cranberry Juice 1 oz Club Soda Directions Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake over ice. Pour into a martini glass or on the rocks. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day 2: Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day 3: Eggnog Martini Day 4: Spicy GingerMan Day 5: Candy Cane Lane Day...

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