Holiday Cheer!

December 2011
Written By: 
Dennis Herbert
Photographs by: 
Christopher Shane

Warm up the cold winter nights with these specialty cocktails




The joy of the holidays is fast approaching and with it comes to-do lists,
cooler temperatures and anxiety. But if there’s any way to alleviate
some of this winter-time turmoil, it’s to stop, take time to relax, appreciate your loved ones, and find a way to enjoy the small, good things in life. And yes, holiday cocktails help to accomplish all this.  

Travinia Italian Kitchen at The Market Common offers these specialty martinis tailored just for the winter festivities. Whether you crave something fruity, maybe chocolaty, or even some customary eggnog, you can try your own hand at these blends with the recipes below. Cheers.

Frosted Tini
1 1/4 ounces vanilla vodka
1 ounce Irish cream liquor
3 ounces eggnog

Combine all and serve in a martini glass with a sprinkle of nutmeg

Spiced Apple Tini
1 1/4 ounces apple vodka
3/4 ounce amaretto
3 ounces apple juice

Combine all and serve in a cinnamon-rimmed martini glass.

Winter Wonderland
1 1/4 ounces espresso vodka
3/4 ounce mint chocolate Irish cream liquor
3 ounces hot chocolate

Combine all and serve in a footed mug topped with fresh whipped

Candy Cane Tini
1 1/4 ounces cherry vodka
3/4 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
3 ounces cranberry juice
Splash of grenadine

Combine all and serve in a chilled martini glass with a white chocolate swirl.