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Monday Maelstrom – Holiday Cocktails

Monday Maelstrom is a weekly round-up of recipes from my favorite food bloggers!

A while ago I wrote a few posts featuring recipes from my favorite food magazines and I called it Magazine Maelstrom.  Maelstrom, because I have a problem hoarding magazines and all the stacks were causing confusion in my house.  Too many stacks around the house, a husband who doesn’t understand why I need to keep them all when we have something called the internet…  You can just look up anything you want he says!  I don’t know what to look up when I can’t decide what I want to make.  I keep the magazines because I like to browse through them from time to time.  I get inspired by looking at them.  I can get ideas from the recipes that they chefs make, the ads from food products, and plenty of ideas for table-scapes because decorating is not my forte!

Thank goodness for my mother-in-law Judy.  She does all that for me:)

Monday Maelstrom Holiday Cocktails

After getting to know some great food bloggers this year, I thought to myself, “Why not do round-ups and recipes from my favorite food bloggers instead of my magazines!”  They always inspire me, motivate me, and encourage me when I need it.  I decided to revamp my Magazine Maelstrom into Monday Maelstrom!  I will post a round-up on Mondays and help you avoid the confusion about what to make…

You may not believe this but food bloggers have a hard time coming up with something for dinner.  When I am in the zone, thinking about tapas and great appetizers for the blog, I can’t think of what to make for lunch!  We all need inspiration and ideas for meals, drinks, and desserts!  I get confused with so many choices and with a touch of ADD I can’t settle on one thing.

I am hoping to help you with your confusion, swirl of ideas, scrambled thoughts, crazy emotions about what to make, what to serve, and what to bring to your next party, get together, or even family meal.

This kick-off for Monday Maelstrom we are highlighting some great holiday cocktails!  Cocktails prepared by some great food bloggers that will help put even more spirit in your holiday get together!

Photo from Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan!


Photo from Olivia at Olivia’s Cuisine


 Bring in some champagne and make this Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail from Olivia’s Cuisine!

Photo from Debi at Life Currents


 Life currents is making a martini with a little espresso kick to give you plenty of energy to wrap those presents!

Photo from Bobbi at Bam’s Kitchen

If cider is what you are in the mood for, this Warmed Apple Cider from Bam’s Kitchen is right up your alley!


Photo from Priya at Priya Kitchenette

Priya over at Priya Kitchenette is bringing some pomegranate with the kick of ginger in a yummy Pomegranate Lemon Ginger Punch!

Photo from Willow at Create Mindfully

Vodka is such a versatile spirit and this Chipotle Mint Lemonade from Create Mindfully is a perfect use for it!



Photo from Ali at Home and Plate


 Who can’t get enough of Salted Caramel?

Photo from Vicky and Ruth at May I have That Recipe


 Starbucks may have switched to Peppermint but pumpkin is still in style!  This warm Pumpkin Spice Cocktail from May I Have That Recipe is perfect for a Winter night!

Photo from Mary at Blossom to Stem


 You can’t have a holiday party without eggnog!  This Small Batch Eggnog from Blossom to Stem is perfect for two or for a crowd!
Be sure to check out all their blogs for the recipes, and maybe you will find some other ideas too!

See you next Monday!

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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

What a fantastic idea for a roundup -- I love how you're highlighting your favorite bloggers. AND these cocktails all look amazing!

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Thanks Sarah! Feel free to send me a link to an upcoming roundup! I love my blogger friends! I hope you found a cocktail that you want to try!


Tuesday 8th of December 2015

I would love to have one of each, they all look so good!

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Thanks so much! I hope you found at least one to try this winter!


Monday 7th of December 2015

Lovely round-up Jennifer. I would love to try all these cocktails. Thank you including my recipe too :) <3

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Thanks so much for submitting Priya! I want to try all of these this holiday!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Monday 7th of December 2015

So many goodies! I'm *really* loveing the salted caramel apple martini (and p.s. I'm like you - so many stacks of magazines!!)!

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Just can't get rid of them! But I don't want to! Hope you found a cocktail you want to try!

Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

Monday 7th of December 2015

Hello, salted caramel! Love these drink recipes- very inspiring for holiday cheer!

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Salted Caramel is the bomb! Thanks for reading and I hope you found a cocktail that you want to try!

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