Mixed Drinks and Nigerian Movies

I wanted to serve the drinks in a deep platter. I did not have to worry about shallow serving trays.
After dinner, we discovered mixed drinks and cocktails. We discovered that drinks go well with movies, so we had a Nigerian-movie marathon. I now can watch Nigerian movies without breaking down. Or maybe the alcohol blurred the pain.
Hot Rum Cider: Rum-spiked hot apple cider topped with cinnamon sprinkled whipped cream:
The secret to these drinks is reducing the amount of alcohol to allow sampling as many drinks as possible.

Hot Spiked Cocoa Recipe: Irish Cream, hot cocoa, and whipped cream.

  Cocoa Cherry Heaven:

The cherry was supposed to float on a cloud of whipped cream. but it kept sinking to the bottom. I renamed it Cherry- bottom infused hot chocolate cocktail.

But if at first you do not succeed, try, try, try again. I did! The cherry floats this time. Will the real Cocoa Cherry Heaven please float? It did: hot chocolate, rum, whipped cream, and cherry.
Above: Gilligan's Delight Cocktail: Apple cider with a splash of liquor. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Irish cream with more milk to dilute the alcohol
  Right: Italian Rosato wine; good for after dinner and with dessert. I had it with the strawberry-bottom cheesecake.

It has been a very memorable and wonderful Christmas by all accounts. Thank God for family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.  Christmas Greetings to all! A happy and prosperous New Year in 2013!

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