Milagro celebrity mixologist Gaston Martinez has created a great way to warm up this holiday season -- with hot chocolate tequila cocktails! Yes, tequila and hot chocolate! For the winter months, it's best to use an Anejo variant when it comes to tequila. This recipe is a favorite of Matthew McConaughey.
Milagro Chocolate Clause
1.5 parts Milagro Anejo
2.5 parts Oaxacan hot chocolate (milk and spicy hot chocolate powder available at WholeFoods)
.5 parts Agave nectar
Heat up chocolate milk and agave nectar, add tequila. Top with fresh whipped cream and garnish with a marshmallow for holiday entertaining.
And who doesn't love a little gingerbread at holiday time? You may not have time to kick back and make your own gingerbread house, but you can definitely cheer to old times and enjoy ginger cocktails. Check out these Skyy Vodka ginger cocktails.
Gingerbread House (Served at Showtime's "The Big C" with Laura Linney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Gabourey Sidibe)
1.5 oz SKYY Infusions Ginger
1.0 oz Flor de Cana 7yr
1.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
6 to 8 Mint Leaves
In a highball glass, muddle the mint and lime juice. Add the rest of the ingredients with ice and stir. Add more ice and top with soda.
Ho Ho Ho Habanero Ginger Martini (Served at the "Kids Are All Right" premiere and was a favorite of Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Ed Norton)
1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Ginger
0.5 oz. Juice from Habanero pepper jar
0.75 oz. Agave Syrup
0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Candied Ginger (for garnish)
Add all ingredients, with the exception of candied ginger, to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with candied ginger on rim of glass.
Here's to your Happy Holidays!