The Washington Times - December 3, 2008, 10:32PM

Compiled by Jacquie Kubin, Editor, Donne Tempo

As the holiday comes upon us, so do guests.  Family and friends, co-workers and neighbors. Make the season memorable and the night-time warm with festive holiday cocktails that are just a bit brighter that that ole’ holiday Eggnog!  Please remember to drink responsibly and if you don’t, have a designated driver, call a friend or call a cab.   And keep the holiday’s merry and bright!



MIDORI Holiday Hopper

1 oz. Midori
1 oz. Green Creme de Menthe
1 oz. White Creme de Caca
1 oz. Heavy Cream
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaves and fresh rasberries.


Melon Ball

2 oz. MIDORI
1 oz. SKYY Citrus Infusions
.5 oz. Elderflower Liquor
Juice 1/2 Lemon
Sugar Rim
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a red watermelon and green honeydew melon balls.


Merry Irishman

2 parts Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1 part Kahlua½ part Mint Schnapps
Serve over ice in a Rocks glass. Garnish with candy cane.

Hot Tully (hot)

1 part Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1 sliced lemon
2 lumps of suga r
Fill to top with hot water
Combine all ingredients and stir well.
Serve in a glass mug and garnish with a cinnamon


ZEN Latte

1 ½ parts of ZEN
6 Parts Steamed Milk
Stir and garnish with matcha powder

Dreaming of ZEN

1 oz. ZEN Green Tea Liqueur
.5 oz MIDORI Melon Liqueur
3 oz. Mango Juice
White Pepper
2 oz. Cream
Shake/strain over ice into a champagne flute.
Garnish with mint leaves and a dash of nutmeg.