Cocktails & Spirits

It's Snowing Everywhere But Here: Makes These Snow Day Cocktails and Drink to That

Look outside your window right now! What do you see? If you said, "nothing but white stuff" you know without a doubt you're not in South Florida.

But if you see palm trees, a friendly bird, or maybe even a dolphin swimming in the ocean, you're in what the rest of the country likes to call, "f**k you".

Hey! Harsh language may not harm me but a slip and fall on the ice? That hurts!

See also: Valentine's Day in South Florida: Everything You Need to Know

Look, We're the lucky ones. And yes, even though last night got a little chilly, there's a big difference between having to put on a cardigan and being buried under a snow drift.

So, since it's Friday, we propose a toast -- to snow (or better yet, not having any) with one of these snow-related cocktails, courtesy of Ketel One.

Then sit back, relax, and be glad you're not this guy:

Midnight Snowstorm

1 oz. Ketel One Citroen

¼ oz. crème de violette liqueur

¼ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 bar spoons berry jam

Champagne

Add Ketel One Citroen, crème de violette, lemon juice and jam into a cocktail shaker. Vigorously shake with ice. Strain into a flute glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with berries floating on top.

Snowflake

2 oz Ketel One Citroen

2 oz Godiva® White Chocolate Liqueur

Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry wedge.

The Melted Snowman

1 oz Ketel One Vodka

¼ oz peppermint schnapps

3 coffee beans

Place three coffee beans in the bottom of a chilled martini glass. Shake other ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a small candy cane.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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