12 Days of Tipsy Christmas: Shots to Keep Spirits Bright

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Enhance your holiday festivities with 12 Christmas layered shots, delivering visual appeal and flavorful satisfaction. The visually stunning Christmas Shot kicks off the holiday spirit, while the After Eight Shot evokes the classic mint chocolate treat. Perfect for serene “after eight” moments, these concoctions guarantee a delightful addition to your holiday celebrations, combining aesthetics and taste for a memorable experience.

Christmas Shot

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The Christmas shot showcases a perfect fusion of Midori and grenadine, resulting in a visually striking color palette that instantly conjures the holiday ambiance. Yet, its vivid flavor will swiftly infuse your table with festivity! Get the recipe: Christmas Shot

After Eight Shot

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This After Eight shot is a dessert-like drink, named after the iconic candy, that tastes best served “after eight” when the kids dream of sugar plums and you’re ready for something sweet and refined! It has flavors of chocolate, coffee, mint, and cream. Get the recipe: After Eight Shot

Eggnog Shot

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Presenting the eggnog shot: an adult-only Christmas concoction that proves that a comforting beverage like eggnog can be elevated to a festive mixer! Get the recipe: Eggnog Shot

Peppermint Patty Shot

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Kick off your festive holiday season with the Peppermint Patty, a delightful reminder of candy canes, peppermint bark, and chocolate-covered mints! Get the recipe: Peppermint Patty Shot

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Shot

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Can someone resist the allure of cherries wrapped in chocolate? Though equally appreciated, the chocolate-covered cherry shot provides an added dimension of sophisticated pleasure, particularly during holiday get-togethers. Get the recipe: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Shot

Snowball Shot

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Infuse the holiday season with merriment by trying the Snowball shot, a delightful blend of brandy, peppermint schnapps, and white crème de cacao that will have you singing carols in no time! Get the recipe: Snowball Shot

Nutcracker Shot

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The Nutcracker shot, so called because it’s encased in smooth half-and-half and contains liqueurs of hazelnut and almond, is guaranteed to bring smiles all around! Get the recipe: Nutcracker Shot

Black Forest Cake Shot

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Crafted with a perfect mix of chocolate, coffee, cherry, and cream, the black forest cake shot takes inspiration from the famous dessert. Treating your guests to this delightful concoction will bring them immense joy! Get the recipe: Black Forest Cake Shot

Mangled Frog Shot

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The famous “mangled frog” visual effect in this shot is created by blending layers of Midori and Baileys Irish Cream, enhanced with a touch of grenadine. Get the recipe: Mangled Frog Shot

Chocolate Raspberry Kiss Shot

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For a swift and delightful flavor burst that will entice your true holiday sweetheart, indulge in the chocolate raspberry kiss shot – a potent, liquid rendition of the cherished candy! Get the recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Kiss Shot

Butterball Shot

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A traditional shooter is the butterball. And I had to add it to this series because it’s one of the best-tasting shots available. The two ingredients work together to create a delectably buttery flavor pleasure. Get the recipe: Butterball Shot

Tootsie Roll Shot

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Greetings, chocolate connoisseurs! If you crave something sweet, look no further than this Tootsie Roll shooter recipe. It’s a breeze to prepare, needing just three ingredients, and its flavor closely mimics the real thing. To create a luscious and indulgent dessert, combine creme de cacao with decadent chocolate liqueur and a touch of light cream. Gather your friends and get ready to savor these shots – they will surely be a hit at your next gathering! Get the recipe: Tootsie Roll Shot

23 Fall Cocktails You’ve Never Heard Of

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As the temperature drops and the leaves turn orange and red, a good fall cocktail is just what you need to stay warm. Choose from favorites like a smooth apple cider bourbon smash or a sweet apple dumpling cocktail. Mix yourself one of these seasonal drinks to enjoy a relaxing night in or to add some cheer to a get-together with friends. GET THE RECIPES

25 Instant Pot Creations for Busy People

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Get ready to meet your Instant Pot’s new best friends — a collection of recipes sure to make your taste buds happy and keep your schedule on track! Enjoy the simplicity and satisfaction of Chicken Cacciatore, fill up with a hearty Lamb Stew, or choose among other straightforward favorites like juicy Pork Chops, lively Sausage and Peppers, and homey Whole Chicken Soup. These recipes are all about great taste and convenience. Give them a try! GET THE RECIPES

17 Side Dishes That Go With Any Meal

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If you’re gearing up for a family meal or a festive celebration or want to spice up your everyday dining, these tasty side dishes have got you covered. Choose from the ever-popular Creamy Mac and Cheese to creative choices like Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini. Our handpicked selection provides a variety of tastes and textures that will complement your main dishes and spark your cooking imagination. GET THE RECIPES

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to crafting delightful dishes and cocktails, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. I tried 4 of these and they are winners. The chocolate covered cherry shot, the mangled frog shot, the tootsie roll shot, and the eggnog one. My favorite is the chocolate covered cherry one. So good. Now I have to try the rest. Again, great roundup!

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