Gotta love the good folks at the LCBO. I love the drink recipes they are always coming up with! Today I thought I would share with you my top 5 of their holiday drink concoctions… it feels like a day to celebrate with a good drink, no?

1. Malibu Hot Chocolate
Rim a heatproof mug with a simple syrup and shaved toasted coconut. Add 1 oz. Malibu rum and 1/2 oz. Kahlua. Top with hot chocolate, whipped cream and chocolate shavings

2. Havana Holiday
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 1/2oz. Havana Club Anejo rum, 4oz. eggnog and a pinch of allspice. Shake and strain into a glass rimmed with raw sugar and filled with ice. Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg and a design of cooled chocolate that you previously melted and pipped onto parchment paper in a funky shape.

3. Very Berri Xmas
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 1/2 oz/ Absolut or Absolut Raspberri vodka, 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, 1/4 oz. lime juice, 1/4 oz. simple syrup. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

4. Grey Goose Empire Martini
Rim the top of a martini glass using a lemon wedge, dip in cinnamon sugar and set aside. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, squeeze the lemon wedge and drop in the shaker. Add 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose vodka, 1 oz. apple cider and 1/2 oz. maple syrup. Shake vigorously and strain into prepared martini glasses. Garnish with a lemon twist.

5. Nutmeg Sour
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 1/2 oz. Crown Royal, 3 oz. sour mix, 1 oz. pineapple juice and a pinch of nutmeg. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and fresh cranberries.

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