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Want To Make Celeb-Worthy Holiday Cocktails At Home? We Show You How!

Fri, December 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT by Chloe Melas 1 Comment

Holiday cocktails are one of the best things about this time of year and celebrities love to indulge in these decadent drinks!

We asked some of the hottest restaurants around what they’re serving the stars this season and we even learned how to recreate these mixed masterpieces at home! From the Kardashian’s favorite apple martinis to Jay-Z’s favorite sake, check out out all of these fashionable and festive refreshments!

The Ginger Snap

Served at: Chi Dynasty, 1825 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA; (323) 667-3388

  • -2oz soju gold
  • -Fresh strawberries
  • -.5 oz ginger syrup
  • -5oz simple syrup
1oz sour
  • -Garnish strawberry

Black Forest Martini

Served at: Sky Room (a favorite spot of Kendra Wilkinson), 330 West 40th Street; New York, NY; (212) 380-1195

  • -Ciroc Berry shaken with Chambord
  • -Muddled berries and cream served up
  • -Top with a Godiva drizzle
  • -Coco-Coco
  • -Amaretto spiked hot cocoa
  • -Top with a thick layer of Bacardi Coconut infused whipped cream

Pumpkin Spice Horchata

Served at: The Gramercy Park Hotel’s Roof Club & Garden, 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY; (212) 673-5863

  • -6 oz Spiced Horchata*
  • -1.5 oz Ron Zacapa 23-year-old Rum
  • -Blend the two ingredients over ice
  • Garnish with Orange Twist

Make it at home: Blend 1 pint of uncooked rice until smooth. Add 1 quart of water, stir and let rest overnight. Add an additional quart of almond milk, 1 can of pumpkin puree, 1tbs ground cinnamon, ½ tsp of each: clove, allspice, ground ginger, and nutmeg. Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated. If the mixture is too thick, add water to desired consistency. Strain through cheesecloth two times to remove any remaining grains.

Spiked Apple Cider

Served at: Justin Timberlake‘s restaurant, Southern Hospitality, 1460 Second Ave, New York, NY; (212) 249-1001

  • -1/2 Gallon Apple Cider
  • -12 oz Red Wine
  • -2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • -3 Cloves
  • -1 Orange cut in half
  • -8 oz Brandy

Make it at home: Add all ingredients in shaker and shake w/ ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with 2 cinnamon sticks and half of an orange.

Carrot Cake Cocktail

Served at: UNION Restaurant & Bar at ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NY; (702) 693-8300

  • -1 oz Carrot Juice
  • -1 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • -1 pinch Cinnamon
  • -1 Spoon Brown Sugar
  • -1 oz Simple Syrup
  • -.5 oz Baileys
  • -1 oz Spiced Rum
  • -1 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • -Cream Cheese Frosting on rim
  • -Freshly grated nutmeg

Make it at home: Add all ingredients in shaker glass and shake w/ ice. Strain into a chilled, rimmed martini glass, grate nutmeg

Apple Snowflake Martini

Served at: Abe & Arthur’s (a favorite spot of The Kardashians), 409 West 14th Street, New York, NY; (646) 289-3930

  • -3 parts Absolut Vodka
  • -3 parts Hiram Walker Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 3 parts Apple Cider
  • Sugar the rim & garnish with an Apple Slice

The Santa’s Helper

Served at: The Oak Room inside The Plaza Hotel, 10 Central Park South, New York, NY; (212) 758-7777

  • -1.5 oz SVEDKA Vanilla Vodka
  • -1 Package Hot Cocoa
  • -Dash of White Creme de Cacao
  • -Garnish with Cinnamon Stick
  • -Serve warm in a glass mug

Make it at home: Add all ingredients in shaker and shake while hot. Serve warm in a glass mug and garnish with a cinnamon sticks.

The Jingle Bells

Served at: The Chandelier Room The W Hotel, 225 River Street; Hoboken, NJ; (201) 253-2400

  • -1 ½ part Absolut Vanilla
  • -1 part Hiram Walker Pomegranate Liqueur
  • -Splash of Mumm Champagne
  • -Garnish with a sugar coated Cranberry

Asian Wine and Spirits

Available at: Ty Ku, (a favorite to celebs like Jay-Z, Gisele Bündchen, Leonardo DiCaprio and John Mayer);

  • Their Sake Black is made from 4 all-natural ingredients and is gluten and sulfite free.
  • TY KU Liqueur is low in sugar and infused with health-boosting superfruits and antioxidants.

— Chloe Melas & Jennifer Frankel