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Christmas Cocktails with A-Line and Molly

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Looking for some unique cocktail ideas to serve your guests this holiday season?


Jaunting Jill and I had the pleasure of attending A-Line Magazine's holiday cocktail class hosted by Japp's in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. Mixologist/Owner Molly Wellman demonstrated step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect Christmas cocktails. She also added in some great tips on the proper tools to create tasty drinks every time. We really had a lot of fun sitting in on the class and we were thankful our friend Kenneth Wright from CityBeat set us up with the tickets.

We really wanted to share these recipes with our readers who live outside of the Cincinnati area but would still like some drink ideas for the season. Be sure to check out Molly Wellman's webpage to keep up with her latest recipes and whereabouts. If you're looking for classic style with a quirk, don't forget to sign up for a yearly subscription of A-Line Magazine or go on to www.a-linemagazine.com to find all the latest up-to-date information.

A-Line Magazine put together a slideshow of the night on their website, it can be viewed here. Special thanks to the Editor, Maija Zummo, for making us feel so welcome at this event!


All recipes created by Molly Wellman

cinnamon Cinnamon Orange Margarita

1 1/2 oz. Avion Resposado tequila
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz orange juice
dash of cinnamon

Add all ingredients into a shaker with Ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve!

alt A-Line Signature Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Absolute Wild Tea Vodka
1/2 oz. St-Germain
3 segments grapefruit or grapefruit juice
3 sprigs mint
soda water

Step 1: Place 2 mint sprigs in cocktail shaker along with grapefruit. Use a muddler or spoon to smash the fruit and mint together until combined.

Step 2: Add St-Germain and vodka to shaker.

Step 3: Fill with ice and shake until nicely chilled. Strain into highball glass with crushed ice.

Step 4: Top off with a splash of soda and garnish remaining sprig of mint.

alt The Plumb Crazy

1 1/2 oz. Jameson
1/2 oz. vanilla syrup
1/2 oz. plum juice
1/4 oz. lemon juice

Put everything in a shaker and add ice. Shake, shake, shake. Pour into a cocktail glass. Drink!

*To make the vanilla syrup, combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 2 split vanilla beans in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain through a mesh strainer into a jar. Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

alt Apple Eggnog Punch - Our absolute favorite!!!

3 cups store-bought eggnog
1 1/2 cups apple cider
2 cups fireball cinnamon whiskey
1 sliced apple
ground cinnamon

Put all ingredients in a punch bowl or, if you would like to serve it warm, place in a crock pot turned to low setting. Ladle into cups to serve.


We hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season!

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@MollyWellmann @ALineMagCincy @Japps1879 @CityBeatCincy
@JauntingKerrs @JauntingJenny @JauntingJill


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Written on Thursday, 01 December 2011 15:49 by Jenny Kerr

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