With both the holidays and finals approaching, FM is combining our traditional Jukebox and Drinky Drink features into a tasty Juice Box. Pour yourself a drink to help you get through your projects, papers, and predicaments while still getting into the holiday spirit—no straw required.
1. Mele Kalikimaka Martini — “Mele Kalikimaka” by Bing Crosby
1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple Vodka
3 oz. Eggnog
Splash of coconut cream
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass for a tropical beverage that satisfies your dreams of leaving the Cambridge cold behind.
2. The Grinch — “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Cee Lo Green
2 oz. Midori liqueur
1/2 oz. Fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Simple syrup
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry if you want to reenact the scene where the Grinch dresses up as Santa and steals everyone’s presents.
3. Red Hot Santa — “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5
2 oz. chili-infused vodka
2 oz. Godiva chocolate liqueur
Sweetened whipping cream
One small Thai chili pepper
Mix cocoa powder with a pinch of cayenne pepper to rim a chilled martini glass. Shake the vodka with the chocolate liqueur and pour into the glass. Add the whipped cream and garnish with the chili pepper. This spicy drink will make Santa so hot, even your mummy won’t be able to stay away.
4. The Dreidel — “Dreidel Song (I Have a Little Dreidel)” by Samuel S. Grossman, Mikhl Gelbart, Samuel Goldfarb
2 oz. Slivovitz plum brandy
2 oz. Apple juice
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Heering cherry liqueur
1/2 oz. Egg white
1 dash Angostura bitters
Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice and add all of the ingredients. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into a small wineglass.
5. Rum Drum Conundrum — “The Little Drummer Boy” by Sufjan Stevens
2 oz. Cane & Abe freshwater rum
1 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Falernum syrup
Barritt's Ginger Beer
Combine rum, lime juice, and falernum in a wide-mouth jar with ice and stir until chilled. Top with ginger beer and serve.