Mississippi-Inspired Cocktails To Get You Through The Holidays

In the South, a cocktail goes with a holiday season like collard greens and cornbread. We’ve sifted through the masses to bring you the best Mississippi-inspired cocktails.

Minnys Mississippi Punch

Minny’s Mississippi Punch (Fall)

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1 oz. apple brandy
  • 1⁄2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Instructions

Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain the mixture into a pilsner glass filled with fresh ice. https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Minnys-Mississippi-Punch

Blues Cat

Blues Cat (Fall)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup basil simple syrup
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions

Mix ingredients together. Pour your lemonade into 8 oz mason jars filled with cracked ice, then garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wheel. http://www.sweetpeachblog.com/journal/2013/4/19/cathead-vodka.html 

Pecan Milk Punch

Pecan Milk Punch (Fall)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup cane syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cream of coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bourbon

Instructions

Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring once. Cool 10 minutes. Process pecans, syrup, cream of coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and kosher salt in a food processor 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. With processor running, pour water through food chute. Press mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, using back of spoon. Discard solids. Cover and chill 3 to 24 hours. Stir in bourbon just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired. https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pecan-milk-punch

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Mississippi Mud Martini (Winter)

Ingredients

For the Martini:

  • 4 ounces RumChata
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces kahlua
  • 1 ounce chocolate syrup

For the Crust:

  • 6 chocolate cookie wafers (any plain chocolate cookie)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

For Garnish:

  • 4 tablespoon chocolate shavings (use a peeler and shave a chocolate bar)

Instructions

Crush the cookies in a plastic bag. Pour into a bowl and mix together with the chocolate syrup. Divide the cookie mixture in half and spoon into each martini glass.Add the ingredients for the martini into a cocktail shaker only half filled with ice cubes.Shake well and divide equally into each martini glass.Top with chocolate shavings and serve. https://www.mantitlement.com/recipes/cocktails/mississippi-mud-pie-martini/

Winter Spiced Old Fashioned

Winter Spiced Old Fashioned (Winter)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 12 ounces sweet bourbon (or whiskey)
  • 1 orange, cut into 8 wedges
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • optional garnish: 4 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

Place first five ingredients into a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a boil then cover and remove from heat. Allow the mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the spices from the simple syrup. Allow the mixture to cool completely before placing in the fridge for an hour to chill. Divide an orange wedge and two cherries into each four glasses and muddle together. Place the chilled syrup, bourbon and ice into a large shaker and shake until well combined. Divide the mixture into each glass and top with an extra orange wedge, squeezing the wedge before dropping into the glass. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick, if using and serve. http://www.spoonforkbacon.com/2012/01/winter-spiced-old-fashioned/

Creamy Sorghum Eggnog

Creamy Sorghum Eggnog (Winter)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup sorghum
  • 2 qt. refrigerated eggnog
  • 3 cups milk
  • Crushed gingersnaps

Instructions

Whisk together bourbon and sorghum. Stir in eggnog and milk. Chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle individual servings with crushed gingersnaps. https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-sorghum-eggnog

 

 

 

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