Tastes of Winter

At Circa 81 in Beaufort, NC, Chef Clarke Merrell believes the cocktail is king. With over 30 cocktails on their menu at any given time (including seven different mojitos) they are always pushing the boundaries.  What better way to celebrate the Holidays than with these cocktails that highlight the tastes of Winter and are as fun to look at as to they are to drink.

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Peppermint White Russian

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  • 1 oz whipped vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 5 oz milk or half-&-half
  • 2 drops red food coloring (optional)

Instructions

Pour Kahlua over ice and, using a spoon, layer vodka, Schnapps and food coloring. Next, layer cream top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane.

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Winter Wonderland

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  • 1 oz UV Blue Raspberry Vodka
  • 5 oz Champagne
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Silver Sugar to rim glass

Instructions

Rim glass with sugar. Pour vodka into champagne flute and top with champagne.