#DOTW: Orange Russian

We have two more weeks of prep time before Christmas. Make your invites, wrap your gifts, plan your menus. I’m sure you still need a nifty idea for a cocktail, and I’m always chock full of great ideas when it comes to drinks, especially for the holidays. I’m a big fan of creamy cocktails for Christmas, and Irish cream comes to mind, but sometimes you wanna switch it up, at least I do. This cocktail contains gin, which always reminds me of Christmas for whatever reason. It is also stronger that a store bought cream cocktail, so indulge with caution. Particularly because it is very yummy, so it’s easy to underestimate it.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz chocolate liqueur (the brown one)
  • 1 oz heavy cream

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice and shake well. Add one large (or several smaller) ice cube(s) in a rocks glass. Strain ingredients of the cocktail shaker into the rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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