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Fruitcake of the Month Club-Brandy Christmas Cocktail

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Surprise your guests with a drink inspired by perhaps the most controversial Christmas treat: Fruitcake. This Brandy Christmas cocktail recipe, however, will not be controversial. It will be a hit among all. The warmth of Brandy blended with Cherry, Orgeat, Tangerine and Lime Juices make for a festive and delightful Fruitcake cocktail. It’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole night.

 fruitcake brandy christmas cocktail recipe

The Fruitcake. A holiday dessert that dates back to the Middle Ages…it became the gift to give and get…and then re-gift again (and again). The butt of many jokes from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno. A truly undesirable gift in many circles, and a beloved Christmas tradition in others. Either you love it or you hate it.

The good news is this Christmas cocktail recipe is a crowd-pleaser and will be enjoyed by all. You won’t find anyone re-gifting it either. Pair it with some Fruitcake, or don’t. Either way, you’ll be ready to sign up for the Fruitcake of the Month club after a couple of these.

Why you’ll love this Christmas Cocktail recipe:

This Brandy Christmas Cocktail is fruity and sweet with a hint of nuttiness and spice. It makes a great holiday party punch or festive pre-dinner drink that will impress your guests so much they’ll be Fruitcake (cocktail) converts.

 fruitcake brandy christmas cocktail

Ingredients needed for a Fruitcake of the Month Club Brandy Christmas Cocktail:

Tools you will need:

How to make this Brandy Christmas Cocktail:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously with cubed ice and pour into your glass. Top off with more ice if needed.
  3. Add several cherries to float in the drink and garnish with cherries and the lemon wedge on top.
  4. Add 2-3 dashes of Bitters.
  5. Cheers!
 fruitcake brandy christmas cocktail recipe

How to serve a Christmas Cocktail:

Glassware with flair. A fun and festive seasonal glass will bring holiday joy to your guests and will add to the Christmas spirit. Now is the time to check out thrift stores and antique stores for deals on vintage sets.

Easy Snacks. Don’t let guests get woozy with hunger…a large supply of peanuts, Chex Mix, or Christmas Caramel Popcorn will do the trick.

Cue the Music. A little Bing Crosby goes a long way at a Christmas party.

Settle in. If it’s just the two of you imbibing, make sure there’s a toasty fire and Christmas Vacation on speed click. You’ll both be the jolliest bunch of a-holes this side of the nuthouse.

How to make this for a crowd:

This makes a great Christmas party punch. For a standard punch bowl you will need:

  • 1 bottle of Brandy
  • 6 oz. of Cherry Brandy
  • 18 oz. of Tangerine Juice
  • 6 oz. of Lime Juice
  • 6 oz. of Orgeat
  • 6 cups of ice or more to fill the bowl.

Add all of your ingredients to the punch bowl and stir to combine. Add red and green cherries and lemon wheels for garnish. Serves 12+ guests.

 fruitcake brandy christmas cocktail recipe

When to enjoy a Brandy Christmas Cocktail:

Anytime is a good time to enjoy a fun holiday cocktail, but this is especially great as a:

  • Office Holiday Party drink
  • Christmas movie watching drink
  • Christmas gift wrapping drink
  • Tree tinseling drink
  • Writing your annual Holiday letter drink
  • Cookie baking marathon drink
 fruitcake brandy christmas cocktail

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Brandy christmas cocktail recipe

Fruitcake of the Month Club-Brandy Christmas Cocktail

This Brandy Christmas Cocktail is fruity and sweet with a hint of nuttiness and spice. It makes a great holiday party punch or festive pre-dinner drink that will impress your guests so much they’ll be Fruitcake (cocktail) converts.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Brandy
  • 1/2 oz. Cherry Brandy
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1-1/2 oz. Tangerine Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz. Orgeat
  • 2-3 dashes of Bitters

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in your shaker.
  • Shake vigorously with cubed ice and pour into your glass. Top off with more ice if needed.
  • Add several cherries to float in the drink and garnish with cherries and the lemon wedge on top.
  • Add Bitters
  • Cheers!

Notes

Feel free to substitute the Tangerine juice with fresh Orange juice if needed.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brandy christmas cocktail
Servings: 1

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