It’s time for round 2 of “The Good List!” This time we’ve got some fabulous LIBATIONS for you! Are you looking for delicious cocktails for this year’s holiday parties or Christmas dinner? Well, I’ve partnered with a group of fabulous bloggers to provide you the BEST cocktail recipes to get the par-tay started! Be sure to follow the blogger circle from blog to blog so that you have the best bar in town. After sipping The sTORIbook cocktails head on over to Christina Coker’s, Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget blog by clicking here. I’m a sucker for pretty cocktails. And this one is GORGEOUS and delicious! Eggnog just screams Christmas to me so it’s a perfect holiday treat! Please note the original recipe is courtesy of Food Network. White sugar crystals, preferably coarse 2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 4 cinnamon sticks Dampen the rims of 4 martini glasses and then line the rims with sugar crystals. Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick. There is no drink more perfect for winter than hot chocolate (if only we could get out of the 80s in Texas)! This recipe from Martha Stewart shows you how to make some homemade hot chocolate with a hint of peppermint. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 quart milk 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 ounces) 7 peppermint sticks; 3 crushed (1/4 cup), 4 left whole pinch of salt Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted, 8 to 10 minutes. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs; serve each with a peppermint stick. I’m definitely a CHAMPAGNE GIRL! Give me a bottle of champagne and I’m one happy camper. Please note this recipe is from MyRecipes.com. 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 750-ml. bottle champagne or sparkling wine Pomegranate seeds, optional Divide pomegranate juice among 8 champagne flutes. Top off each glass with champagne. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds, if desired. This is a perfect beverage for all holiday festivities! Any cocktail that calls for ice cream is a winner in my book. Please note the original recipe is from Taste of Home. 2 jars (10 ounces each) strawberry jelly 2 liters lemon-lime soda, divided 2 quarts peppermint stick ice cream Miniature candy canes, optional In a large saucepan, melt jelly with 2 cups soda. Chill the jelly mixture and remaining soda. Just before serving, place 6 cups ice cream in a punch bowl. Gently stir in jelly mixture. Add remaining soda. Add remaining ice cream by scoopfuls. Garnish with candy canes if desired. This recipe from myrecipes.com is sure to make you have a merry Christmas! Margaritas aren’t only for summer! 1 1/4 cups cranberry juice cocktail, divided 1/2 cup sugar, divided 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed 3/4 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup tequila 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau 3 cups coarsely crushed ice Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into a shallow bowl. Pour 3 tbsp. sugar onto a plate. Dip rims of 4 to 6 widemouthed glasses (6 to 8 oz., suitable for margaritas) into juice, then sugar. Set glasses aside. Reserve 12 cranberries. In a blender, whirl the remaining cranberries, cranberry juice, and sugar, the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice until smooth and slushy. If necessary, blend in 2 batches, then mix together. Divide among glasses and garnish with reserved berries, skewered on toothpicks. I hope everyone enjoys! Now head on over to Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget for some more yumminess! _____________________________________ There is still time to enter to win this gorgeous Stella & Dot bracelet!! a Rafflecopter giveaway This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori 9 Responses Jessica 12/05/2012 I’m obsessed with cranberries this season so that cranberry margarita looks amazing to me (as do the rest of them!). Reply firstname.lastname@example.org 12/06/2012 I love margaritas!! Reply Colleen pence 12/05/2012 So many great choices, Tori. I don’t know where to start! Reply email@example.com 12/06/2012 I know, right?!! I need to host lots of parties and feature one at each! Reply Ellen 12/05/2012 Photos are stunning! Reply Ellen 12/05/2012 Ha! I just read the descriptions a little closer. Reply firstname.lastname@example.org 12/06/2012 Thank you for stopping by, Ellen!! Jackie Kirkindoll 12/06/2012 With this warm winter we are having I think that I just might have to try the eggnog libation! Reply email@example.com 12/06/2012 You definitely should try it!! It’s YUMMY! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.