Welcome to Day 5 of Christmas Week. This annual event was started in 2012, and is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. This year we have over 35 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event. Plus we all chipped in for a huge Amazon Gift Card Giveaway so be sure to enter!
Christmas Week Amazon Gift Card Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada. Giveaway will run from December 7, 2015 to December 26, 2015. Winners must be 18 years of age. Winners will be notified by email. Winners will be asked a skill testing question.
Welcome to another installment of Christmas Week! Are you loving it? Sooooo many fantastic recipes! I hope you’ve been checking out all the deliciousness that everyone else has created. I know I’ve pinned more than my fair share of this week’s decadence. I’ve been drooling over all over them! Today I’m finishing up with this Cherry Brandy Old Fashioned, a cherry twist on one of my very favorite drinks.
Muddled sweet cherries, a splash of orange juice, cherry brandy and bitters, of course. I topped mine off with a bit of ginger beer to make it feel even more special for the holidays. This cocktail was one I couldn’t stop sipping and truth be told, I’ve made it a few more times since the initial conception. It’s definitely filled with holiday cheer and ready to party!
Don’t forget to check out all the other deliciousness today! Then enter for your chance to WIN!! Recipes from Day 5 of Christmas Week! Please visit all our talented participants:
S’mores Christmas Crack Bars from Cravings of a Lunatic
Chocolate Orange Oatmeal Cookies from Desserts Required
Spiced Hibiscus Cranberry Mojitos from Pineapple and Coconut
Double Chocolate Peppermint Granola from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Peppermint Truffles from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Boozy Bourbon Balls from Amee’s Savory Dish
Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake from Comfortably Domestic
Magic Cookie Bar Truffles from Farm Fresh Feasts
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from My Catholic Kitchen
Cardamom Coffee Bars with Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Frosting from Daily Appetite
Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake from Savory Experiments
Pumpkin Po’e from Aloha Flavor
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Mind Over Batter
Chocolate Covered Snowmen S’more Sandwiches from Big Bear’s Wife
Chocolate Covered Coconut Bon Bons from Everyday Southwest
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from CopyKat Recipes
Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Nut Cups from Flour On My Face
A classic Old Fashioned cocktail with a cherry twist!
- 6 sweet cherries, pitted
- 4 dashes angostura bitters
- 4 dashes orange bitters
- 3 tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 4 ounces cherry brandy
- 2 ounces ginger beer
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle cherries. Add ice, both bitters, simple syrup, orange juice and cherry brandy. Shake well. Ready two Old Fashioned glasses with ice. Divide cocktail evenly between the two glasses. Top each with 1 ounce ginger beer.