Rachael Ray: Holiday Cocktails + Peppermint-Pomegranate Cosmos

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Rachael Ray: Holiday Cocktails

Around the holidays, there truly isn’t anything better than a tasty themed adult beverage. Luckily, Rachael Ray’s husband, John Cusimano, is a mixologist. He’s talented and creative, and knows exactly how to put together a beverage anyone would enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a peppermint flavor, a sweet chocolate drink, or a traditional bloody Mary-style beverage, he’s got you covered! He shared recipes for his Peppermint-Pomegranate Cosmo, Death by Chocolate, and Bloody Vodka Martini. Plus, Grant chipped in, literally, with his recipe for a 1-ingredient Eggnog Granita!

To get these delicious holiday cocktail recipes, click next page!

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Rachael Ray: Holiday Cocktails Recipe Ingredients

Rachael Ray: Holiday Cocktails + Peppermint-Pomegranate Cosmos

Rachael Ray’s husband John Cusimano, a talented mixologist, joined his wife with a few tasty and easy cocktail recipes just in time for the holidays! (personalcreations / Flickr)

For the Peppermint-Pomegranate Cosmos:

  • 2 oz peppermint vodka
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice + more to fill an ice tray
  • small candy cane – for garnish

For the Death By Chocolate:

  • 2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 2 oz chocolate vodka
  • dark chocolate shavings – for garnish

For the Bloody Vodka Martini:

  • 3 oz Spicy V8
  • 1 oz pepper vodka
  • jalapeno slice – for garnish

For the 1-Ingredient Eggnog Granita:

  • 4 C eggnog
  • Optional additions: whipped cream, chilled bourbon, maraschino cherry, and freshly grated nutmeg

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Rachael Ray: Holiday Cocktails Recipe Directions

For the Peppermint-Pomegranate Cosmos:

  1. Fill the ice tray with pomegranate juice and freeze
  2. Pour the pomegranate juice and vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with pomegranate ice cubes and shake well
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the candy cane

For the Death by Chocolate:

  1. Pour both ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with chocolate shavings

For the Bloody Vodka Martini:

  1. Pour both ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
  3. Garnish with a jalapeno slice

For the 1-Ingredient Eggnog Granita:

  1. Pour the eggnog into a 13×9-inch casserole dish or a cookie sheet
  2. Put in the freezer and stir and scrape every 30 minutes with a fork to break up any frozen pieces on the sides
  3. Freeze for a total of four hours
  4. When the mixture is completely frozen and looks like snow, put it into a plastic container to keep for a few weeks

 

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