Doylestown Bartenders Share Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Bartenders from five popular Doylestown establishments give their take on the perfect holiday cocktail -- and even share their secret recipes. Would Santa be that generous?

Looking for the perfect seasonal cocktail to serve your guests after a heavenly holiday dinner?

Look no further than these recipes created by your favorite Doylestown bartenders. Complete with their own creativity, the following recipes are sure to please your guests.


1) The Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

"I don't really like sweets, so instead of eating a big, indulgent dessert, I'd enjoy this chocolate covered cherry martini. It's a great drink to enjoy sitting around talking with family or friends after dinner." - Amber Queen, bartender at Ooka

2 oz. cherry vodka

1 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

1 oz. Godiva Original Liqueur

a splash of creme de cacao dark

Add the ingredients into a cocktail mixer with ice, shake and pour. Garnish with a swirl of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and a cherry in the bottom of the glass.



2) Chuckin' Pumpkin Chocolate Martini

Chuck Albrecht, bartender at Bobby Simone's, suggests pairing this creamy martini with a pumpkin dessert or fruit plate.

In a pint glass with ice, add:

1/4 (of the glass) butterscotch schnapps

1/4 Goldschlager

1/4 Godiva Original Liqueur

1/4 Baileys Irish Cream

a splash of half and half

Pour into a cocktail mixer, shake and pour. Rim glass with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and dip into crushed graham crackers for a garnish.


3) Snowball Martini

"The Snowball Martini is my take on a peppermint white chocolate martini. I like to garnish it with a small candy cane." - Kelly Alderfer, Chambers bartender

3 oz. vanilla vodka

2 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

1 oz. creme de cacao white

a splash of creme de menthe

Add ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and pour.


4) Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini

Lindsay Sladek, bartender at Penn Taproom, suggests replacing your dessert with this visually appealing and sweet martini.

3 oz. Three Olives Cake Vodka

1 oz. Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

1 oz. pineapple juice

Add ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and pour. After pouring into the glass add a splash of grenadine, which sinks to the bottom.


5) The Big Apple Cobbler Martini

Justin Tuerk, bartender at M.O.M.'s Maxwell's on Main, suggests pairing this martini with an apple crisp or pie to top off your holiday festivities.

1 1/2 oz. Jim Bean Bourbon

1/2 oz. apple schnapps

2 oz. apple cider

a splash of ginger ale

Nicole Jenet December 22, 2011 at 07:45 PM
Justin at MOM's is an awesome bartender. He's great at suggesting craft beers for you since they are always getting new ones in.


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