The Chew: Christmas Tree Cocktails
The Chew co-host Clinton Kelly whipped up some fabulous cocktails you can share with your family and friends at holiday parties and other events. Check out the ideas for a Jingle Bell Julep, Naughty Irishman, and Cranberry Claus Punch.
Clinton Kelly: The Chew Jingle Bell Julep Recipe
Clinton said that holidays tend to be more manageable with cocktails. I also have noticed that people are receptive to “seasonal” drinks if you just give them a thematic name. This has some warm and fruity holiday flavors that should hit the spot. Just don’t try to do Mario Batali’s fancy cocktail moves.
- 1 oz Bourbon (or Whiskey)
- 1/2 oz Orange Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Raspberry Liqueur
- fresh Mint
- In a shaker, muddle ingredients.
- Shake over ice.
- Strain into a lowball glass filled with crushed ice.
The Chew: Clinton Kelly Naughty Irishman Cocktail Recipe
Clinton also likes to spice up his coffee in the winter. Mix together Irish cream and hazelnut to give you some tasty flavors. Whipped cream gives it that coffeehouse presentation, especially when you put some fresh cinnamon sprinkles on top.
- 1/2 cup fresh Coffee
- 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
- 1 oz Sweet Almond Liqueur
- Whipped Cream
- Combine ingredients in a mug.
- Garnish with cinnamon and whipped cream.
The Chew: Clinton Kelly Cranberry Claus Punch Recipe
Let’s get real. Santa probably needs a drink after all that flying on Christmas Eve. Maybe Mrs. Claus should whip this up for a party with the elves. Serve this with fresh fruit, and maybe spear some cranberries to impress your guests.
- 2 sliced Oranges
- 3/4 cup Orange Liqueur
- 2/3 cup frozen Cranberries
- 3 cups chilled Cranberry Juice
- 2 bottles chilled Sparkling White Wine (or Champagne)
- Arrange orange slices on a baking sheet and freeze them for about one hour, until they become solid.
- At the same time, chill a punch bowl in the fridge or freezer.
- Combine cranberry juice with orange liqueur in a punch bowl.
- Add sparkling wine.
- Float cranberries and oranges in the liquid.
- Serve in tall glasses.