Here's a free association quiz for you. We say the word "holiday" and you say what pops into mind. Plump, juicy turkey? Gifts? Candy canes and stockings? Family? How about liquor? Well, we suppose that depends on just how stressful your family's holiday gatherings can get.
On the other hand, coffee + liquor is always a good combo. (One of our local favorites is Joyce's Irish Coffee at Tim Finnegan's in Phoenix.) While whiskey is a more traditional pairing, the purity of vodka should be a good base for a coupla three shots of Italian espresso. We're thinking this would pair well with a red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles. Delish!
Click through for two holiday cocktail recipes from Three-O.
Spiked Three-O Mocha
2 oz. hot cocoa
1 ½ oz. Three-O Triple Shot Espresso Vodka
½ oz. Amaretto liqueur
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Combine hot cocoa, Amaretto and vodka in a closed container and shake well. Pour into a hot toddy glass. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with shaved chocolate.
2 oz. Three-O Tomato Vodka
3-4 drops of hot sauce
Dash of spicy Bloody Mary mix
2-3 Grape tomatoes
1 small mozzarella ball
Pinch of chili pepper flakes/creole spices (optional)
Combine vodka, hot sauce and Bloody Mary mix in a shaker. Shake with ice and strain into martini glass with Creole spice rim. Garnish with speared grape tomatoes and mozzarella ball.