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November 23, 2020 Rebecca

PTS Holiday Cocktail Guide

2020 has been a year, to put it mildly. It’s almost time to kick this year to the curb as we usher in the holiday seasons. Now more than ever, it’s time to toast with a drink or two. But, of course, because we’re Professional Transition Services, our cocktail guide includes dental-themed libations. Cheers!

Gobble Gimlet

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. vodka or Hendricks Gin
  • 1 oz. St. Germain liqueur
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 2” piece of cucumber, plus a thinly sliced cucumber round for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Muddle cucumber in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill shaker with ice.
  3. Pour in the gin, St. Germain, and lime juice.
  4. Securely fasten the lid, and shake like crazy for about 30 seconds.
  5. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass, and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Pearly White Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 18 oz. full-fat coconut milk (in can)
  • 6 oz. coconut water
  • 6 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 9 oz. silver tequila
  • 1/2 c. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. agave syrup
  • Fresh or frozen cranberries, lime slices, and rosemary sprigs for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add coconut milk, coconut water, Grand Marnier, silver tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup to a large pitcher.
  2. Stir everything together using a whisk until coconut milk no longer separates.
  3. Serve over ice.
  4. Garnish with fresh cranberries, lime slices, and rosemary sprig.

Dirty Shirley Temporalis

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz. top-shelf vodka, such as Tito’s
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 0.25 oz. grenadine syrup
  • 3 oz. ginger beer
  • Lime, maraschino cherries, or brandy-soaked cherries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients (except ginger beer) into a cocktail shaker, and add large ice.
  2. Shake cocktail shaker vigorously.
  3. Add ginger beer, and roll the cocktail shaker once.
  4. Taste for balance, adding more lime if you prefer.
  5. Strain over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with maraschino cherries or brandy-soaked cherries for a more adult taste.

Man(dibble)hattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 2.5 oz. bourbon, such as Buffalo Trace
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a short glass 2/3 full with ice.
  2. Add bitters, vermouth, and bourbon.
  3. Add cherry, and crush it against the side of the glass with a spoon.
  4. Stir.

Dental Crown Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Crown Royal Peach
  • 1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps
  • 3 oz. cream soda
  • Ice for shaking and the drink

Instructions:

  1. Add ice to your cocktail shaker to half full.
  2. Pour in the peach whiskey.
  3. Add the peach schnapps.
  4. Seal and shake the cocktail shaker vigorously for at least 30 seconds until very cold.
  5. Put ice in your glass.
  6. Strain the shaken ingredients into your glass.
  7. Fill to the top with cream soda as desired.



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