Santa’s Hat Christmas cocktail

…a long awaited visit with a friend
…on Christmas Eve Eve

We enjoyed a feast and sat by the fire remembering years of friendship, while listing to Christmas music on the radio.

Sausage balls from a friend

Homemade vegetable beef soup
Homemade cornbread

Homemade Cheese Biscuits
Homemade (shaken) Santa’s Hats (recipe at end of this post)

Homemade Sugar Cookies
Homemade Hot Chocolate

Buche de Noel (yule log) (chocolate filled chocolate glazed chocolate!!) (from Fresh Market)

Angel, watching the festivities

…after all that, it was time for a long winter’s nap!
Santa’s Hat Christmas Cocktail
(makes 1 cocktail)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3 teaspoons sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Cruzan coconut rum
  • 1 T grenadine
  1. Combine powdered sugar and water; brush onto rim of glass
  2. Dip rim of brushed glass into coconut (spread on a saucer for easier dipping)
  3. Sit glasses aside to dry if you have time; otherwise, continue with recipe
  4. Combine cranberry juice, coconut rum, and grenadine in cocktail shaker with ice.
  5. Shake / Pour into coconut rimmed glasses
  6. Add a candy cane

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Merry Christmas!
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