'Tis the season folks! And no matter what you're celebrating at this time of year, the long darks nights, and short days do beg to tinseled up with some festivities, plenty of parties with friends and family to remind us how cozy winter can be. We love, loooove, gathering with friends and neighbors. Our goal is always to host the party we want to go to ourselves. And while that in no way makes us party experts, we still thought we'd share with you a few of our party plans for this year, in case you're looking for ideas and excuses for getting a few of your nearest and dearest together. Just, you know, don't forget to invite us too! ;)
And here's what to serve!
Here are some of our favorite cookie-making drinks:
Cedar Hot Toddy (makes 1)
- 1 1/2 oz. Vikre Boreal Cedar Gin
- 3/4 oz. lemon juice
- 3/4 oz. maple syrup
- 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
- hot water
Stir together the gin, lemon juice, maple syrup, and bitters in a sturdy mug until well combined, then top with hot water.
Aquavit Milk Punch (makes 1)
- 2 oz. Vikre Øvrevann Aquavit
- 2 oz. heavy cream or half-and-half
- a couple drops vanilla extract
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
Shake all the ingredients with ice until very chilled, then strain into a glass and sprinkle with a little grated nutmeg. It's like egg nog, but no messing around with raw eggs!
For the kids (and chocoholics of all ages) make some perfect hot chocolate.