One of my favorite cocktail projects to date was helping create the drinks menu for a brand new Christmas Pop-Up Bar in Atlanta. The theme for the cocktail list was “favorite holiday movies,” so the tipples were to have fun names and to feel like a taste of the movies they were from. Plus, given the outrageous, over the top décor of the bar, the drinks not only needed to be delicious, they needed to be a bit extra as well!
I had a blast working on that cocktail list, and the final recipes are ones I'll enjoy making during the holidays for years to come. So in honor of the festive season, I thought I'd share a couple of the more memorable ones with you.
First up: Santa! I Know Him!
This Martini-style holiday cocktail is like Christmas on steroids! It's extra festive thanks to the bright pink color it gets from the candy cane infusion and its peppermint freshness that tastes like winter and fresh snow in a glass. This drink is quite different from your typical holiday cocktail due to its mint-forwad profile, but I'm pretty sure that Buddy and Santa are happily knocking back a few of these together up in the North Pole!