merrymixoff

This year December, it came even quicker.
And your project manager sure is a stickler.
So, everyone around is putting in time,
But even Santa needs his drink with a lime.

We asked for submissions with holiday flair
Of favorite drinks for this time of the year.
But we can’t decide which drink is the best
And need your help to weed out the rest.

Voting is open ‘til the end of the year,
So, tell us which one would bring the most cheer.
The Simantelite’s drink that is crowned the winner
Will be honored at our festive holiday dinner.


Choose wisely. You only get one vote, and there’s no going back. Once you check the box underneath the drink, your vote will be automatically counted.

This poll has ended (since 1 month).
The Hank Moody
The Hank Moody
Ingredients:
• 2oz Glenlivet 12 (or however much you want, you're an adult)
• (Optional) 3 ice cubes
Instructions:
• Open bottle
• Pour
• Drink
The Hank Moody
30.39%
A Shot of Churro
A Shot of Churro
Ingredients:
• Rumchata
• Cinnamon whiskey (Fireball works great)
• Caramel
• Brown sugar
• Ice
Instructions:
• Rim your shot glass with brown sugar
• Pour 1 part Rumchata and 1 part cinnamon whiskey over ice in a shaker
• Shake well
• Drizzle caramel inside shot glass
• Pour and shoot
A Shot of Churro
21.57%
The Pink Whitney
The Pink Whitney (Holiday Edition)
Ingredients:
• Pink Whitney New Amsterdam Vodka
• Lemonade
• Cranberry juice
• Ice
• Optional garnish: frozen cranberries.
Instructions:
• In a short or tall pint glass, pour 2 parts Pink Whitney New Amsterdam Vodka and 1 part lemonade over ice. Then pour a splash of cranberry juice over the top.
The Pink Whitney
7.84%
Jingle Juice
Jingle Juice
Ingredients:
• 3 oz cranberry juice
• 1 oz pomegranate juice
• 1/2 oz lime juice
• 1/2 oz triple sec or orange liqueur
• 2 oz tequila
• Frozen cranberries
• Ice
• A sprig of rosemary
Instructions:
• Add all ingredients to your martini shaker (Tip: if you don't have a shaker, a mason jar works just fine if you strain the ice). Make sure the cover is on tight and shake it up, down and all around! Pour into a glass over ice and top with frozen cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.
Jingle Juice
6.21%
Toasty Butterbeer
Toasty Butterbeer
Ingredients:
• 3 cups heavy cream
• ½ stick butter
• ½ cup butterscotch syrup, plus extra for drizzle
• 1 cup spiced rum
• 2 cups butterscotch schnapps
• Whipped cream
Instructions:
• This recipe is for a crowd. Pour all ingredients in a crock pot if you’ve got time, or regular pot if you’re in a hurry, and mix well. Heat gently, stirring occasionally until hot. Serve in mugs and top with whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle. To make this non-alcoholic, triple the amount of butterscotch syrup, chuck in a cinnamon stick and leave out the rum and schnapps.
Toasty Butterbeer
5.88%
Tito's American Mule
Tito's American Mule
Ingredients:
• 1.5 oz Tito's Vodka
• 3 oz ginger beer
• .5 oz fresh lime juice
• Ice
• Lime slice for garnish
Instructions:
• Add all ingredients except garnish to a copper mule mug
• Stir
• Garnish with lime slice
• Enjoy
Tito's American Mule
4.25%
The Blitzen Buzz
The Blitzen Buzz

Ingredients:

• Brewed black coffee
• Tuaca Vanilla Liqueur
• Kahlua
• Baileys Irish Cream
• Cinnamon whipped cream
Instructions:
• In a coffee mug, pour 4 parts hot brewed coffee (doesn't need to be flavored, but Holiday Blend is always appreciated), 1 part Tuaca Vanilla Liquer, 1 part Kahlua, and 1 part Baileys Irish Cream. Stir with a spoon until all portions are blended together. Top with a healthy dollop of Cinnamon Whipped Cream. Drink and enjoy your Blitzen Buzz!
The Blitzen Buzz
3.59%
Cranberry Caipirinha
Cranberry Caipirinha
Ingredients:
• ¼ Cup ripe cranberries
• 2 tbsp. cranberry juice
• ½ fresh lime cut in wedges
• 1 tsp. sugar
• 1.5 oz (more or less) Cachaça (must be clear, unaged)— Leblon is a decent brand
Instructions:
• Warm fresh cranberries and juice in a saucepan until berries pop and split
• Press through a sieve to get a puree
• If making large quantities, use about 2 tsp. per cocktail
• Place the slices of wedged lime in a glass, sprinkle with sugar and add 5-6 whole cranberries
• Muddle together until cranberries split and juice comes from the lime
• Mortar and pestle work great for this also
• Top off the glass with ice
• Pour cranberry puree/syrup over
• Pour Cachaça over and slightly stir
• Garnish with a slice of lime and you have your green and red holiday cheer!
• Gostar de!
(If making by the pitcher, just increase all ingredients by about 8 times.)
Cranberry Caipirinha
3.27%
The Bah Humbug
The Bah Humbug
Ingredients:
• Fancy cocktail glass
• Stick of cinnamon
• Your favorite fruity liquor
• Your favorite garnish
• Samuel Adams Winter Lager
Instructions:
• Throw everything in the trash except for the Sam Adams
• Open
• Enjoy this winter classic while everyone else rushes around in the kitchen
The Bah Humbug
3.27%
The Campfire Cocktail
The Campfire Cocktail
Ingredients:
• 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup
• 1 tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
• 2 oz 2% milk
• Ice
• 1 marshmallow
• 1 oz vodka
• 2 oz Baileys
Instructions:
• Place your marshmallow in a small pan over medium heat and toast until browned (1-2 minutes). Rim a lowball glass with chocolate sauce and dip immediately in graham cracker crumbs.
• Fill your cocktail shaker with ice, toss in the vodka and Baileys and shake vigorously (the longer the better. It should be freezing cold and well agitated).
• Place 2-3 ice cubes in your glass, pour liquor mixture over top, fill the rest of the glass with milk, top with toasted marshmallow and enjoy!
The Campfire Cocktail
2.94%
Holiday Sangria
Holiday Sangria
Ingredients:
• 1 cup vanilla vodka
• 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
• 2 cups apple cider
• ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
• 2 honey crisp apples
• 2 pears
• 1 large orange
• 2 bottles dry white wine
Instructions:
• Dice up the fruit. Mix everything together in a pitcher or punch bowl and chill. Drink up!
Holiday Sangria
2.61%
Merry Mulled Wine
Merry Mulled Wine
Ingredients:
• 4 cups apple cider
• 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
• ¼ cup honey
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 1 orange, zested and juiced
• 4 whole cloves
• 3 star anise
• 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish
Instructions:
• Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.
Merry Mulled Wine
2.61%
A Better Use For Ice
A Better Use For Ice
Ingredients:
• 4 oz of cream of coconut
• 2 oz coffee liqueur
• 1 oz black rum
• 1 oz Crème de Cacao
• 4 oz half-and-half
• 4 oz vanilla ice cream
• Ice
Instructions:
• Pour all ingredients into a blender with two cups of ice
• Blend until mixed
• Ask yourself why you live in a place with snow
• Serve and try to remember that snow is pretty and unlike sand, it doesn’t find a way into everything you own
A Better Use For Ice
2.61%
Drunken Pumpkin Fizz
Drunken Pumpkin Fizz
Ingredients:
• Pumpkin pie filling
• Vanilla ice cream
• Apple cider
• Seltzer
Instructions:
• Makes a batch to share. First, mix together 1 ½ cups of pumpkin pie filling and 1 quart of vanilla ice cream and freeze. Then, take 1 cup of the pumpkin pie mix, add 24 ounces of apple cider, ⅔ to ¾ cup of cinnamon schnapps based on how strong you’d like it, then add 1 liter of seltzer. Mix well and serve.
Drunken Pumpkin Fizz
1.63%
Adult Hot Chocolate
Adult Hot Chocolate
Ingredients:
• 2 oz Kahlua
• 3 oz whole milk
Instructions:
• Pour into a glass and stir. Straw optional. It tastes just like chocolate milk!
Adult Hot Chocolate
1.31%