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Luxury Is…Enjoying Life and a Yummy Winter Cocktail



On a cold winter’s night it’s nice to cozy up by the fireplace with a few friends, put on some relaxing music, and engage in a round of story-telling…

Times like this are rare nowadays with many of us living busy, hectic lifestyles filled with work and family responsibilities, but it’s so important to do a little getaway once in awhile to remember why we’re doing all of this in the first place, which is to enjoy life!

A round (or two!) of delicious winter cocktails would certainly add to the festivities of a weekend getaway, and with the help of Robb Report’s “Discover Your Winter Cocktail” app, you could find out what type of drink would suit your personality.

I answered the few questions on the app and discovered the gingerbread martini would suit me. That sounds about right. I LOVE gingerbread cookies!

Here are more recipes for winter cocktails to try out:

Chocolate Snowball
Ingredients:
2 oz coconut rum
2 oz Irish cream
1 oz hazelnut liqueur
3 1/2 oz melted chocolate
3 1/2 oz cream
1 dash chocolate syrup

Preparation: Place the chocolate syrup around the glass then place the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into glass.

Spring Fever
Ingredients:
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz mango syrup
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz blood orange juice

Preparation: Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker, and strain into a collins glass half-filled with crushed ice.

Winter Breeze
Ingredients:
1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz vanilla schnapps
1 oz Irish cream
milk

Preparation: Pour liquors into a beer mug, and fill with milk. Stir and serve.

What’s your favorite cocktail for cold, winter nights?