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Cocktail #1: Let It Snow
  • Ice
  • 2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz. Crème de Cacao
  • Splash of Milk
  • Shake and strain
Cocktail #2: The Fezziwig
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • ½ oz. Cranberry Simply Syrup*
  • Dash of Orange Bitters (or any flavor)
  • Stir, and pour over ice
Cocktail #3: The Anatevka
  • 2 oz. of Bourbon over ice
  • 2 oz. of Apple Cider
  • Dash of Orange Bitters (or any flavor)
  • Strain over ice
  • Cinnamon stick garnish
Cocktail #4: The SparkleJolly (non-alcoholic)
  • Equal parts Orange Juice and Pomegranate Juice
  • Dash of Cranberry Simple Syrup*
  • Shake and pour over ice
  • Splash of Ginger Ale, just before serving
  • Garnish with a candy cane
Cranberry Simple Syrup

In a pot, put:

  • 2-1/2 c of Cranberries
  • 1 c Sugar
  • Juice from ½ of an Orange
  • 1 c Water

Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes, just until berries are moist…when one pops, it’s ready to pull off.

Let cool for 10-15 minutes, then strain.

Eric’s Wreaths


  • Use any greenery from around your home! Holly leaves and berries, Box elder leaves, fir, etc.
  • Make or purchase a wreath form (frame), or make one from a hanger, wire, foil, or cardboard.
  • Floral wire (24 gauge) in any color, preferably green.
  • Optional: burlap strips, pinecones, ornaments
Mary’s Chocolate Spoons
  • Chocolate for melting
  • Toppings (sprinkles, crushed peppermint pieces, crumbled cookies, mini chocolate or butterscotch chips, mini-marshmallows)
  • Plastic spoons
  • If using for a gift, put two spoons, two packets of hot chocolate mix, and some mini-marshmallows in a cellophane bag and tie with a festive ribbon for a hot chocolate kit!)

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