Getting through the holidays, one sip at a time.

Remember, a great hostess always greats her guests with a great drink at the door, and if your holiday season has been anything like mine this year, you’re going to need a stiff drink to make your way through the next few days. Unless your one of those people that gets violent, a good mixed drink will help you to relax, unwind and not look like you want to kill someone. It will help with conversation and laughter will come with more ease – heck, it may not even be fake at if you help yourself to a few. The people around you will also become much more jovial after a drink or two themselves and this years festivities may not actually end up with a tree being lit on fire, though I still recommend hiding the matches just in case.

To top it off, I know I always have trouble falling asleep on Christmas Eve with the anticipation of Santa Claus, stockings, and such, so a few of these babies are sure to drift me off to sleep with visions of sugar plums dancing through my head.

Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Update: This post made it to FoodBuzz Top 9!


  1. What a gorgeous, festive cocktail!!! Wow!

  2. Wow, what beautiful cocktails! I’m sure you’d be the hostess of the year if you greet your guests with either of those ;) Merry Xmas to you!

  3. I’d love to get buzzed with this drink! Good choice! Merry Christmas!

  4. My holiday will be merry if I get drinks like these! Thank you for sharing! And I love your photos! I’ve never had a chocolate martini but since chocolate have antioxidants I should try one. I’m on a bit of a health kick lately…

  5. Would love to have one of these! Just don’t feel like pumping and dumping for the baby : ) will save this idea for next year! Merry Christmas!

  6. As always, fantastic photos! Those look like great drinks! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas :)

  7. Those Martini’s sound delicious!! I would love to try both of them!
    Congratulations on another top 9 post!! You have become a regular!!

  8. Um, YUM! Can I have a glass of that for breakfast, please? :p

  9. OMG! That Godiva Choco­late Martini looks amazing. What a great way to garnish the glass. :)

  10. Cajun Chef Ryan says:

    Wow, I can not wait to come knocking at your door! And to find you with a drink in hand!

    Bottoms up and Bon appetit!

  11. Karen LeBeau says:

    These look yummy!!

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