Cinnamon Heart cocktail


1 oz vodka
3/4 oz Goldschläger (can substitute other cinnamon schnapps but I like the gold flecks)
1/4 oz raspberry syrup
Splash of Peychauds bitters

Shake well over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Note: Goldschläger will NOT make your skin fall off. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Christmas Sweetie


We are having a very laid back holiday this year. We’re not doing the big bird meal, and it’s just the two of us, so we didn’t need to spend all day in the kitchen. I thought a very simple treat cocktail would be nice, but my sweetie is not a big fan of sweet drinks and I was not sure he would care for this. However, he is a big raspberry fan, and he asked for a second one, so it must be good! Merry Christmas!

2 oz vodka
1/4 oz raspberry syrup
1/4 oz white creme de cacao

Polar Vortex cocktail


My friend Cathy of Life with More Cowbell challenged me to make a Polar Vortex cocktail. I immediately pictured a snowy swirling drink. Gold flakes swirling in snow! Goldschläger! But of course you can’t actually SEE the gold flakes swirling. But you can taste the lovely cinnamon, which is almost as good.

2 oz melted vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 oz vodka (I thought of buying Polar Ice, but I had vodka in the freezer already)
Shake together over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Float 1/4 oz of Goldschläger on top.

Jour de l’An cocktail


1 inch slice of crystallized ginger, minced
3 dashes Fee Brothers cranberry bitters
10 cranberries
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz vodka
1 oz POM pomegranate juice

In a cocktail shaker muddle together the minced ginger, cranberries, cranberry bitters and Cointreau. Add ice to the shaker and add Lillet, vodka and POM. Shake well. Fine strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cranberries and a slice of crystallized ginger.

Happy New Year!