The only thing that should be easy on Valentine’s Day is your cocktail 😉 (couldn’t resist). But seriously, these two champagne cocktails are delicious, simple, and perfectly cute for the occasion.
Good morning, friends and Merry Christmas weekend! This is a festive, easy, delicious cocktail you can make for any parties or emergency relief you might need over the next few days. 😉
Happy Friday! I’m back with another festive cocktail for you and this one is perfect for entertaining. This Christmastime Mulled Wine (see what I did there??) can be made a few hours before a party, kept warm on your stove or in a crockpot, and then served to your guests.
One of my favorite little pleasures is a great charcuterie board. If you’re not familiar with that word, it’s French for meat and cheese. And, if you’re anything like my husband, that word alone is enough to deter you from ordering one. But, a few years ago I was at a winery in Arizona and they served us their sparkling moscato with white cheddar Cheetos. I’m serious. It was delicious!! They later explained that it’s a perfect combination because of the air, crunch, and flavor. That one sip is all it took for me to re-create and brainstorm other unconventional charcuterie items to pair with your wine and not intimidate your guests.
After our trip to the Smoky Mountains we came home with some delicious cinnamon moonshine. It is much stronger, and more pure than Fireball, so you can enjoy it without simultaneously drinking anti-freeze. 😉
It’s simple to make and you can serve it hot or cold. We made it cold, but if you make it hot, omit the champagne top-off. It would be great in a pitcher or crock pot for a party!
Cinnamon sugar rim
2 oz. Ole Smoky Cinnamon Moonshine (careful, it’s 80 proof!)
4 oz. Apple Cider
1 – 2 oz. Champagne top-off (omit if making this drink hot)
Optional garnish of a cinnamon stick
This is a fast, beginner level recipe for the perfect holiday season Moscow Mule.