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Kids Christmas and Cocktail Pairings

I had an epiphany tonight – I am a sommelier!  Just as a sommelier pairs the perfect wine with a great meal, I have the talent to match a cocktail to any kid Christmas event, well any event really, but let’s try to keep it seasonal people!

So here you go, the perfect holiday pairing list:

  • Getting a Christmas Tree
    • Straight Vodka (if you’re spouse is a perfectionist like mine)
  • Decorating the Christmas Tree
    • Hot Buttered Rum – you must get the seasonal stomach (aka gut) in training
  • Putting up Christmas Lights
    • Water – this was a test people! Roofs and liquor don’t mix
  • Watching The Polar Express with the kids
    • Bailey’s and Hot Cocoa – “Hot, hot, ooh we got it” (If this doesn’t make sense, you haven’t seen the movie, which means you’re getting coal in your stocking)
  • Kids School Christmas Pageant
    • Coffee and Peppermint Schnapps (people will think it’s coffee and gum)
  • Christmas Date Night with Your Spouse
  • Santa Run – Standing in the freezing a$% cold to watch firetrucks and Santa come through the neighborhood
    • Brandy – in the name of survival
  • Company Christmas Party
    • White wine if you’re smart, Goldschlager if you’re looking for a severance package to bank roll your kids’ gifts
  • Making a Gingerbread House
    • Egg Nog – When else do you make a house out of cookies and candy?  When else do you drink egg nog?
  • Christmas Caroling
    • Can’t help you here, you’d have to give me (or the people who would have to listen) the whole bar to get me to sing in public
  • Kids’ Cookie Decorating Party
    • Cranberry Margaritas – Kids, frosting and sprinkles, you may want just want a shot glass
  • Girl’s Christmas Happy Hour
    • Christmas Cosmos – Out of style? Maybe, but so are Christmas sweaters, and we’re rockin’ them!
  • Neighborhood Cocktail Party – Adult’s Only
    • This whole list.  Times two.
  • Christmas Brunch with Relatives
    • Mimosa – It ony takes a splash of orange juice to look civilized
  • Christmas Brunch with Friends
    • Bellini’s – Fun, sophisticated and unique – just like my friends, well most of them…
  • White Elephant Exchange
    • White Russians – I don’t know why, I just think it sounds like a good idea.  So it is.
  • Christmas Dinner
    • Wine – Prime Rib and Cabernet, yes please!
  • Christmas Dinner with In-Laws
    • Tequila – And that’s just Plan A…
  • After Christmas Sales
    • Bloody Marys – Kills the Christmas dinner hangover and gives you energy to shop

I hope this list gets you through the holidays.  At anytime you may substitute any drink for hot cocoa and Bailey’s. 

Okay, what event did I forget?  What’s your favorite Christmas Cocktail recipe?

  1. Amber
    December 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Baileys mint and hot coco for the santa run. A winner every time. Dont forget the Santa run is this wed. Make sure your cup is full of the good stuff. xoxo

    • December 11, 2010 at 6:38 am

      Ahh! I have a hair appt I must move immediately, I hadn’t even looked at the schedule. Sigh. Thanks for keeping me on track love!

  2. December 11, 2010 at 5:26 am

    OMG, we could be sisters. You get to be the big sister though, you know because I look up to you so much after you made this list.

    • December 11, 2010 at 6:37 am

      I just read one of your posts (and will definitely be reading more!). We might actually be sisters!

  3. December 11, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I’m going for Peppermint Martini’s this holiday season! Although Bailey’s and Hot Chocolate is a good idea…think I’ll try that for gift wrapping:) Hugs, Diane

    • December 11, 2010 at 6:27 am

      Gift wrapping!!! I knew I was forgetting a few important things – oh and Christmas shopping. That’s teach me to blog and drink! 😉

  4. December 11, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I think caroling requires just straight beer! As for mimosas, that is our tradition. My sister and I pour ourselves generous mimosas with breakfast and then continue to polish off two-three bottle of champagne before we even shower!!! It’s my favorite Christmas tradition!

    • December 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

      Yet another reason I like you Jamie! And I am in for the beer too!

  5. December 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I’m not much of a drinker, but I would have to agree with beer for caroling. Also, I would be willing to try anything that was purple,…said the teenager before passing out 😉

    • December 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

      Mmm… Purple Hooter Shooters were a staple at one point.

  6. Cailin
    December 11, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Santa Run, so fun! I made Candy Cane martinis for my bunko group last night…peppermint schnapps, white creme de cacao and vanilla vodka with a splash of half and half. Watch out!

    • December 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Cailin – I knew there was a reason I had been dying to learn to play Bunko! The drink sounds yummy… and dangerous!

  7. Shanaynay
    December 11, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Thank you – I will treat this list as homework. I love myself a good assignment. hehehe, I mean, hohoho!!!

    • December 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Adda girl Shan! I know I can count on you to take the job seriously!

  8. Shanaynay
    December 11, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Here’s a recipe girls:

    ‘No Shitter’ Eggnog (the name says it all)

    1 dozen eggs
    2 1/3 C sugar
    1/2 C Rum
    1/2 C Brandy
    2 C Whiskey
    1/2 Gallon Whole Milk
    1 C half & half
    1 C heavy whipping cream

    Separate eggs, beat yolks thoroughly, add sugar, mix slowly (dissolve as much as possible), add all alcohol by slowly dripping into mixture (constrantly mixing), add milk while mixing, add half & half while mixing, whip heavy cream before and then fold into mixture. Whip egg whites prior and then add in as needed (as frothy as you like) and sprinkle with nutmeg. Bam Bam Pow!

  9. December 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    LOVE IT!!!

  10. December 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    So good to know!

    I’ve been doing it wrong for so long. Drinking vodka when I should have been drinking tequila. Drinking tequila when I should have been drinking schnapps.

    Of course, I put brandy IN my eggnog, so that’s two birds, one stone, right?

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