Lively Libations - Happy Holidays

Wednesday November 30, 2016 // By Multiple Authors

Are you the type of person that will be braving the cold by skiing, sledding or caroling? Or perhaps you prefer staying indoors baking, reading, or snuggling by the fire? Regardless, these drinks are sure to warm you from the inside, out; maybe even as much as your Grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies awaiting Santa on the mantle.

If the holidays aren’t your cup of joe, any one of these refreshments would pair well with a shot of whiskey or rum!

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Elyse' Chestnut Cookie MochaElyse's “Chestnut Cookie Mocha”

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Jack Frost nipping at your nose? The classic, nutty flavor of chestnut is perfectly paired with sweet and spicy chocolate in this cookie inspired beverage. This will be the perfect way to warm up after a day full of ice skating and snowball fights.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  4 pumps or 1 oz. Torani Marron (Chestnut) Syrup
•  1 tbsp. Mocafe Azteca D’oro Powder
•  Double Shot of Espresso
•  12 oz. of Steamed Milk

Directions: Combine the Torani Marron, Mocafe Azteca D’oro, and shots of espresso in the bottom of a 16 oz. cup. Mix well until dissolved. Top off your cup with steamed milk.

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Tori's Snow Cream BreveTori's “Snow Cream Breve”

Creamy butterscotch, white chocolate, and half-and-half mimic notes of sweetened condensed milk in this decadent latte. Relive this nostalgic, cold-weather treat without even stepping out into the snow.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  3 pumps or ¾ oz. Monin Butterscotch Syrup
•  2 tbsp. Hollander Sweet Ground White Chocolate Powder
•  Double Shot of Espresso
•  14 oz. of Half and Half

Directions: In a 16 oz cup, add White Chocolate, Butterscotch, and your shots of espresso. Mix well to dissolve. Top off your cup with steamed half and half. For an added touch of winter cheer, finish with whipped cream.

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Larissa's Snickerdoodle CortadoLarissa's “Snickerdoodle Cortado”

The holidays are all about filling up on treats and indulgent offerings. In my world, the best way to top off the festivities is with a warm cup of coffee. After having my fill, I need something bold, dark, and strong to lessen the guilt of the caloric overload I just experienced. This cortado is slightly sweet with enough of a kick to keep you awake through the rest of your evening of entertaining.

Yield: 1, 4 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  2 pumps or ½ oz. Monin Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
•  2 oz. Steamed Whole Milk
•  Double Shot of Espresso
•  Cinnamon & Sugar Sprinkles

Directions: Add Spiced Brown Sugar and your cinnamon sugar sprinkles to the bottom of a 4 oz. cup. Pull a double shot on top of your flavors followed by topping off your cup with steamed milk. Add the finishing touches: A dollop of foam and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

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Danielle's Mistletoe JoeDanielle's “Mistletoe Joe”

There is always that one person who will be found drinking an ice cold beverage, even with freezing temperatures outdoors. This drink is sure to satisfy your winter cravings, while also giving you a cool refreshing boost. Bold espresso meets sweet and creamy white chocolate and fresh mint for a seasonal holiday treat. Meet your sweetie with this beverage and pucker up!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  3 pumps or ¾ oz. Monin Green Mint Syrup
•  1 tbsp. Ghirardelli Sweet Ground White Chocolate Powder
•  12 oz. Milk
•  Double Shot of Espresso
•  Whipped cream (optional)

Directions: In the bottom of your 16 oz. cold cup, dissolve the white chocolate and mint in your shots of espresso. Add cold milk and toss with ice.

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Lizzy's Miracle of MatchaLizzy's “The Miracle of Matcha”

Every winter I begin to crave Hot Chocolate, but after so many hot chocolates I need something just a little different. Adding Matcha always gives my hot chocolate a lovely earthy flavor that curbs the sweetness of the chocolate and flavorings I use. If, like many, you’re not a fan of matcha, use 2 shots of espresso instead!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  1 tbsp. Mighty Leaf Loose Matcha
•  2 oz. Hot Water
•  2 pumps or 1 oz. Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce
•  2 pumps or ½ oz. Monin Cranberry Syrup
•  1 pump or ¼ oz. Monin Vanilla Syrup
•  1 pump or ¼ oz. Monin Hazelnut Syrup
•  10 oz. Califia Farms Barista Blend Almond Milk (use a non-dairy alternative milk to prevent curdling)

Directions: In a steaming pitcher dissolve the Matcha in the water then add the syrups and sauce - mix well. Add almond milk to the pitcher and steam to combine all ingredients. Pour into a 16 oz. cup and top with your favorite alternative whipped cream.

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Tia's IbernareTia's “Ibernare (Hibernate in Italian)”

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

My family refers to me as a sleeping bear: partially because I’m grumpy in the morning, but mostly because I think bears have the right idea with the whole “hibernation” thing. When the leaves start to fall and I find myself scraping frost off of the windshield, I know it’s time to stop worrying about my waistline. This drink is something cozy to get you through the cold winter mornings and avoid crawling back into that nice warm bed. Hibernation is unrealistic, but a girl can dream!

Ingredients:
•  1 pump or ¼ oz. Monin Ginger Syrup
•  2 pump or ½ oz. Monin Cookie Butter Syrup
•  2 pump or ½ oz. DaVinci English Toffee Syrup
•  1 tbsp. Hollander Masterpiece Chocolate Base Powder
•  Double Shot of Espresso
•  8 oz. steamed Half and Half
•  A Dash of Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Directions: Add all syrups and sauce to the bottom of your favorite 12 oz. mug. Pour in your shots of espresso and stir well to combine. Fill a cup with steamed half and half, and top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Enjoy!

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