That said, this time of year does have its downsides. Our St. Louis weather can be brutal, and the numerous stresses of the holidays can be just a tad overwhelming. Here at Tree9, our crew keeps merry with Christmas tunes and a festive drink… or two.
Too Many Zooz’ new Christmas album is currently ringing through the studio, and we’re toasting our holiday cocktails to the end of another incredible year. Listen with us here, and join us in a few of our favorite holiday concoctions!
We wish you a warm and safe holiday season. Cheers!
Jack Frost Cocktail via Thrillist
Cope with the winter cold by letting this frosty cocktail – with a tropical twist – whisk you away to an imaginary island somewhere.
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces blue Curaçao
- 2 ounces cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
- 1½ cups ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ tablespoon water
- Shredded coconut
Hot Chocolate Spiked With Peppermint Schnapps via The Spruce Eats
Melt away your inner Scrooge by indulging yourself with a cozy cup of rich, holiday cheer.
- 2 ounces peppermint schnapps
- 1 cup hot chocolate
- Optional: whipped cream
- Optional: peppermint candy cane
Egg Nog Spiked With Rum via Bustle
If you’re the more traditional type, kick back with a creamy, spiced nog.
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 shot dark rum
- 1 egg
- 1/2 to 1 tablespoon white or brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract