12 Days of Christmas: 10

From a former barista’s heart to yours, here are some favorite holiday espresso drinks:

Eggnog Latte
12 oz drink: 2 shots espresso // 2 oz milk + 6 oz eggnog, steamed // whipped cream + nutmeg garnish

CandyCane Mocha
12 oz drink: 2 shots espresso // 8 oz whole milk, steamed // 1 tbs crushed candycane, stirred into the hot espresso // stick of candycane garnish

If coffee drinks aren’t on your wish list this year, try this vodka infusion (also an excellent, easy gift idea!):

Cranberry-Lime Infused Vodka
In an airtight jar or bottle, combine your favorite vodka with cranberries and lime rinds. Poke holes in the cranberries for speedier infusion, and add a bit of sugar to counteract the tartness. Keep the infusion in a cool place for at least 2 weeks, shaking the jar every day to move the fruit around. Cranberries and limes are fabulous for the holiday reds and greens, but don’t be afraid to try out cucumber, lemon, strawberry or blueberry…
Take the edge off those awkward family reunions and gift some homemade infusions this season.

If you have missed any of the other days of Christmas, check them out here: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6,Day 7Day 8, Day 9.

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