Everyone should have a friend who is a mixologist. Someone that has, for a seemingly simple happy hour at home, things such as ginger syrup for a refreshing afternoon lemonade cocktail or jalapeno infused tequila for a salty margarita before dinner. Someone that can make an nonalcoholic drink just as delicious and special as the loaded version. Someone that has the foresight and patience to make Cherry Bounce to have on hand as a sweet treat of a night cap. Fortunately, we have such a friend. Unfortunately, she lives in Palm Springs (I would prefer to enjoy her company and her cocktails on a more regular basis). On a recent trip to visit her, I asked for her favorite holiday cocktail and this recipe popped up on my phone within minutes. (She is also very efficient.) I’ve included the recipe with some of my suggestions below, and the link to the original source is here. She’s right, it’s a light and lovely holiday cocktail – especially if wine and other drinks will be enjoyed throughout the evening. I served it on Christmas Eve and it will again be on the menu for this evening as the drink served with appetizers. Cheers!