Holiday Entertaining 101 ....


From sophisticated holiday soirees to casual gatherings, legendary nights require the right mix of fun,conversation, friends and spirits.........
Here's a few drink recipes to ensure that your holiday get-together is a hit with all your friends.

FINLANDIA CRANBERRY SMASH
1 1/2 ounces Finlandia Cranberry Vodka
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
8 to 10 fresh cranberries
12 spearmint leaves
Mix mint, cranberries and simple syrup; add lemon juice, vodka and ice. Stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

SOUTHERN EGGNOG MARTINI
1 ounce Southern Comfort
3 ounces eggnog
Ground nutmeg
Combine chilled ingredients in a shaker (no ice). Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with nutmeg.

**Chic Tips


  • Have 2 to 3 pounds of ice on hand for every 10 people; double this amount if serving frozen drinks.

  • Chill glasses by filling them with ice and water before making and serving drinks.

  • Pour drinks immediately after blending to keep them from getting watery.

  • Measure everything. Your drinks will taste better.....

  • One bottle of Southern Comfort or Finlandia Vodka provides, roughly, 10 1- to 1 1/2-ounce pours.

  • Utilize fresh fruits and spices of the season for the perfect cocktail, from a caipiroska to a mojito to a martini.

  • Keep up on the latest cocktail trends, but serve a few signature cocktails as well.

  • Put a twist on classic drinks, such as these recipes for a Finlandia Cranberry Smash and a SoCo Eggnog Martini.

Happy Holidays.......

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