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Mommy Mixologist: Cherry Vanilla Egg Nog Martini

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Have a very cherry Christmas

At first I was skeptical of vodka in eggnog. But to my surprise, this recipe offered a smooth and flavorful twist on a holiday favorite.

Cherry Vanilla Eggnog Martini

2 ounces eggnog

1/2 ounce vanilla liqueur

1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh Black Cherry Vodka

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into a 4-ounce martini glass.

Garnish with a green or red maraschino cherry and cinnamon stick or sprinkle with


Celebrate 2010 Italian style

Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero, Italy

Champagne is so 2009. Instead, ring in the New Year with this crisp and light bubbly that lets your wallet celebrate, too.

$12.95, available at Central Market stores.

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