Friday Fun-Day: Holiday Themed Cocktails – Starbucks Inspired

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So everybody has their own versions of holiday cocktails, but with Starbucks releasing their little red cups already for the holiday season, we thought it would be fun to give some cocktail recipes inspired by their holiday lattes that we all love so much!  With a naughty twist added onto these Starbucks favorites, we dare you to bring a batch of any of these to your holiday party this year and not be praised by everyone there!  Feel free to add your own little flair to any of these recipes. We’re using ingredients that we love, but everybody has their own taste. The amount of each ingredient used is also up to you; it all depends on what flavor you want more of in your cocktail. There are tons of different substitutes that can be used, just be creative!

Naughty Gingerbread Latte

ground up gingerbread cookie and dust on the rim of a chilled martini glass, add butterscotch schnapps, patron coffee liquor, whipped vodka & fireball

Naughty Peppermint Mocha

peppermint schnapps, vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liquor, peppermint creamer, top with whipped cream & a dusting of cocoa powder

Naughty Caramel Brulee Latte

drizzle caramel in a chilled martini glass, add caramel vodka, coffee liquor, vanilla creamer

Friday Fun-Day: It’s Time for Fall Cocktails!

Want to unwind for the weekend? So do we! We don’t know about you, but at 5 Diamond Productions we need a cocktail at the end of a busy work week (right before our crazy wedding-filled weekends start up)!

With fall just starting a few weeks ago, and the crisp weather we’ve had this week, what could be a better time to whip up a pumpkin martini (or 2?) or a batch of fall sangria? Our very own Lizz Riley, 5 Diamond’s head photography and co-founder, is letting us in on two of her favorite recipes!

Pumpkin Smash Martini

Pumpkin liquor

Pumpkin vodka (or unflavored – optional)

Coffee liquor

Pumpkin flavored creamer

Graham cracker rim

To top it off– whipped cream, and a shake of cinnamon or nutmeg!

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Fall Inspired Sangria

Red wine (suggestion: burgundy wine)

Blackberry or cherry brandy

Triple sec

Black current vodka (any flavor, or unflavored, of your choice!)

Splash of nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

Slices of orange

Stir, serve with cinnamon sticks & enjoy!

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(Measurements are totally optional – it all depends on what flavors you want most of in each cocktail!)

For fall weddings coming up, you could even use these cocktails as His and Hers Signature Drinks at the reception! They look gorgeous and taste even better – guests will absolutely adore these!

xoxo – The 5 Diamond Team