Top 5 Dessert Cocktails for the Holidays
The holidays have a way of making sweet memories: We never quite forget the tastes of holiday dinners, or the special moments spent with a special someone. Here’s a toast to memories yet to be made: Just mix up a special holiday cocktail for two, flavored with the sweet tastes of a luscious dessert, and made with the hand-crafted goodness of a Delaware on Tap attraction or a local artisanal producer. So get your taste buds ready for that warm holiday glow. Here’s to making each sip a sweet moment!
Spiked “Delaware” Eggnog :
Dogfish Head Distilling Co
6 oz. Lewes Dairy Eggnog
2 oz. Maple Spiced Rum
1 oz. Straight Whiskey
Combine all in a glass and stir until well mixed. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. For an extra special treat, rim the glass with cinnamon sugar.
Diamond State Bourbon Milk Punch :
Painted Stave Distilling
2 oz. Diamond State Bourbon
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Heavy Cream
1/4 oz. Vanilla Extract
1. Add all of the ingredients to a shaker with ice.
2. Strain over a King Cube (jumbo ice cube) & garnish with grated nutmeg.
Black Russian :
Beach Time Distilling
Put 4 ice cubes into a double old fashioned glass
Add 1/2 to 3/4 ounce simple syrup
Add 3/4 ounce Beach Java coffee infused rum
Add 3/4 ounce Beachski Vodka
Mulled Wine :
Harvest Ridge Winery
1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and Hive No. 47
4 Cinnamon sticks
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp lemon
1 pinch of nutmeg
Add all ingredients to a large saucepan
Cook over low heat. For 30 min
Stir and serve once warm
Hot Apple Pie :
Brimming horn Meadery & Dogfish Head Distilling Co
2 ounces Esprit Malade Apple Brandy
1/4 ounce Meadowfoam Blossom mead
3/4 ounce apple juice
1/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon cinnamon-infused honey*
Garnish: 2 dried apple slices & cinnamon stick
Add all ingredients into a small sauce-pot and heat just until near simmering, stirring occasionally.
Strain into an Irish Coffee mug.
Garnish with 2 dried apple slices and a cinnamon stick.