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‘Tis the season to be drinking! With holiday parties and family fetes filling everyone’s calendar, cocktails are in order. Change up the usual fare with some of these out-of-the-gift-box ideas:

The Italian Job

Great name for a great cocktail. In a champagne flute, add an inch of Amaretto then fill with Prosecco (Italian champagne, hence the name) then finish with a flourish of grenadine. Over the top tip: Make your own grenadine!

Nog Fog

You’ll understand the name after a few of these – fill a highball glass with ice, add a shot of mid-to-dark rum (recommendations) and a shot of Cinnabon vodka (that’s right, tastes just like the pastry) then, top with the best eggnog you can find. Over the top tip: Make your own eggnog.

Best Irish Cream

We all know how Bailey’s does it, but little did we know how easy it is to whip up a batch of Bailey’s at home! Your palate will instantly notice the difference. Over the top tip: Make extra for friends and family and give it as a gift.

BLT Martini

How can you go wrong with BLT and martini in the same drink name? The key ingredient is bacon-flavored vodka, branded Bakon, as well as tomato juice, white/black pepper, and a touch of olive oil. Garnish with seasoned croutons and a leaf of Romaine lettuce for the full effect. The combination of flavors will wake your taste buds and smooth out any excessive indulgences from the night before. Over the top tip: Host a holiday brunch and introduce Bakon to your friends.

Peppermint Cosmo

A peppermint twist on a popular standard! Mix peppermint vodka, pomegranate juice and a squeeze of lime. Hang a mini candy cane off the rim and serve on the rocks or straight up. Over the top tip: Make your own candy cane vodka!

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