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Holiday Cocktail: Snowflaketini

Holiday Cocktail: Snowflaketini

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Vodka 0.5 oz Monin Passion Fruit Syrup 0.75 oz Cranberry Juice 1 Lemon Wedge Glass: Martini Glass Garnish: Sprinkles of Coconut Flakes Sugar Rim (Full) Instructions: Mix vodka, Monin passion fruit syrup and cranberry juice, shake and strain. Garnish with lemon wedge, coconut flakes and sugar.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

All of us at Holland America Blog wish our contributors and readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We’ll be back Wednesday, Dec. 26. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it and happy holidays to everyone else!

Nieuw Amsterdam Brings Christmas to Half Moon Cay

Nieuw Amsterdam Brings Christmas to Half Moon Cay

I was in charge of delivering the pink Christmas tree to the shop on Half Moon Cay so Eurodam could pick it up later. I thought perhaps it would enjoy a stroll around the island first. Merry Christmas Half Moon from Nieuw Amsterdam!

Holiday Cocktail: Jingle Bell Julep

Holiday Cocktail: Jingle Bell Julep

Ingredients: Fresh mint leaves 1 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon 0.5 oz Chambord 0.5 oz Tripple Sec Glass: Rock Garnish: Mint sprig Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill glass with crushed ice. Shake and pour. Garnish with mint sprig.

Statendam Crew Capture the Holiday Spirit

Statendam Crew Capture the Holiday Spirit

It is not very often you will see grown men and women sitting around coloring or making paper chains and snowflakes, but that has been the scene here on board Statendam for the past several nights as we prepare for the holiday season. The entire crew messroom is filled with the joy and innocence of…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Linzer Short Cookies

Rudi’s Recipes: Linzer Short Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 cup of almonds, toasted and grounded 2 cups of flour, sieved 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon of salt 2 sticks of butter, softened 2/3 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 lemon, fine zest 2 cups of raspberry preserve DIRECTIONS 1. In the bowl using the paddle, beat…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Holiday Cocktail: Have Yourself a Berry Little Cocktail

Holiday Cocktail: Have Yourself a Berry Little Cocktail

Ingredients: 1oz Vodka 0.5oz Crème de Cassis 1oz Cranberry Juice 0.75oz Grapefruit Juice 0.25oz Simple Syrup 2oz House Sparkling wine Glass: Pint Garnish: 2 Raspberries on pick Press 5 raspberries in a mixing cup and fill with ice. Pour in all over ingredients, shake and pour. Garnish with 2 raspberries on a pick.

Rudi’s Recipes: Shortbread Cookies

Rudi’s Recipes: Shortbread Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 9oz butter 4.5oz sugar 16oz flour 8oz corn flour 1 piece of orange zest DIRECTIONS: 1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then mix in the flour, cornstarch and orange zest. Do not over-mix. 2. Rest the dough in the fridge for four hours, then roll dough until it’s 5mm thick…   read more of “Rudi’s Recipes:…”