Christmas martini

Holidays 2009: Mr. Booze Drink Picks

Home fires burn a little brighter between Thanksgiving and the New Year! Your home bar can be the beacon. Here are ten or so holiday drinks (some of which are kind of silly) that I think you and your loved ones, family and friends, will love sippin' round the fireplace. Roast some chestnuts, put on the sweater, light the pipe, and slide on into the spirits of the season. I'll close by wishing you and yours the merriest…

Mr. Booze Holiday Cocktails 2013

It wouldn’t be the holidays without at least one “red-nosed” evening devoted to festive cocktails, indulgent nosh, and bad sweaters.  We present our annual picks for interesting, flavorful and festive cocktails for you to enjoy, or at the very least make the relatives’ visit a little less intrusive.   It’s the season to break out […]

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Mr. Booze Christmas 2012

We’re beginning to drink a lot for Christmas … Anyone else feel that the Holiday season is controlled chaos for most of December? Visitors, in-laws, malls, endless car trips, bad Christmas music on the radio, school pageants, social obligations … all add up to a pretty trying time of the year. It wasn’t always this […]

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Cranberry

I pour the hell out of these on Thanksgiving. While the men loosen their belts and snore away in the den, the gals and I pump these down in the living room while granny does the dishes. Not too sweet, nor too sour, this is an either perfect pre- or after dinner drink for a […]

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Northern Spy

Bartender Josey Pack at the Alembio Bar in San Francisco created this great cocktail. Here’s another one that’s absolutely perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner party right up through Christmas Eve. It simply has to be tasted over the holidays. I mixed one up minutes after reading the recipe, and it was love at first sip. […]

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Aberdeen Flip

Flash …. Holiday Cocktail too good to wait for next year! Chivas is a pretty tasty blended scotch and when I tried a Chivas cocktail created by bartender, Max Warner specifically for the holidays, I was impressed. Even though recently created, the Aberdeen Flip has that old-school bite & richness that I crave in a […]

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Mr. Booze’s 2011 Holiday & Drink List

I am stunned beyond belief that ole Kris Kringle is, once again, getting set to make his ’round the world flight.   Christmas and the holidays are fast approaching, and we here at Mr. Booze once again have you covered.  We’ve gone back to the 70’s for a few of this year’s picks,  so maybe […]

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Christmas Martini

Figured I’d kick-off with this one. It’s an easy drink to mix and you can make up a batch ahead of time if you’re having guests over. This was the first purely Christmastime cocktail I ever tried, and I still love it during the holidays. The peppermint flavor makes it a strictly seasonal drink but […]

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Sweet and Spicy

I normally don’t lean towards the sweet in drinks. I like the taste of whiskey, gin, and brandy. That being said, during the holidays, I back down a little. We entertain at home a lot, and let’s face it, more guests than not prefer the yummy factor. A lot of folks who normally don’t drink […]

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