Get Festive with these Easy Holiday Cocktails

These easy cocktails will guarantee a holly jolly and lit Christmas.

holiday cocktails

Pom-Tini

courtesy of greygoose.com

What you’ll need:

1.5 parts (Grey Goose) vodka

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.75 parts Patrón Citrónage Orange

1.5 parts pomegranate juice

+    powdered sugar

+    sprig of rosemary

What you’ll do:

  1. Rim the side of a coupette class with powdered sugar.
  2. Build all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake with cubed ice.
  4. Strain into glass.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Winter Scarves

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What you’ll need:

30 ml (Grey Goose) vodka

22.5 ml Benedictine liqueur (sub honey)

2 lemon wheels

1 slice fresh ginger

1 large cinnamon stick

60 ml boiling water

What you’ll do:

  1. Add water, liqueur, vodka and ginger to a mug a stir.
  2. Leave to infuse over a few minutes.
  3. Garnish with lemon wheel and cinnamon stick.
  4. Enjoy warm, not piping hot.

Candy Cane Cocktail

courtesy of foodnetwork.com

What you’ll need:

1 shot vanilla rum

1 shot white chocolate liqueur (Godiva)

1 shot peppermint schnapps

+ candy cane

What you’ll do:

  1. Add all liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a candy cane.

Cherry Brandy Old Fashioned

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What you’ll need:

1 cup thawed frozen cherries

8 dashes angostura

8 dashes orange bitters

1 orange (juiced)

3 tbsp. sugar

1 cup brandy

What you’ll do:

  1. Muddle all ingredients except brandy.
  2. Add brandy.
  3. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses.
  4. Garnish with orange twists.

Gingerbread Eggnog

courtesy of delish.com

What you’ll need:

1 tbsp. cinnamon sugar

1 cup eggnog

1 cup vodka

1 cup Kahlúa

2 tbsp. molasses (plus more for drizzling)

Pinch ground ginger

+ whipped cream

+ ice

What you’ll do:

  1. Wet rims of four cocktail glasses and dip in cinnamon sugar.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine eggnog, vodka, Kahlúa, molasses and ginger.
  3. Shake and pour into glasses.
  4. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with molasses before serving.

Candy Cane Martini

courtesy of marthastewart.com

What you’ll need:

1 candy cane (crushed for garnish)

2 oz. strawberry vodka

4 dashes white crème de menthe

2.5 oz. cranberry juice

What you’ll do:

  1. Rim chilled martini glass with crushed candy cane.
  2. Combine liquid ingredients and ice in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake well and strain into prepared glass.

Cranberry Mimosas

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What you’ll need:

1 lime (halved)

2 tbsp. sugar

1 cup sweetened cranberry juice 

1 bottle champagne

12 fresh cranberries

4 small springs fresh rosemary

What you’ll do:

  1. Rim champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar.
  2. Pour ¼ cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
  3. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries.
  4. Thread rosemary sprig through cranberries to make 4 skewers and garnish mimosas.

White Christmas Margarita

courtesy of delish.com

What you’ll need:

1 (14-oz) can unsweetened coconut milk

12 oz. silver tequila

8 oz. triple sec

½ cup lime juice 

2 cups ice

1 lime (sliced into wheels for garnish)

+ lime wedge 

+ sanding sugar

+ cranberries

What you’ll do:

  1. Combine coconut milk, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice in a blender.
  2. Blend into smooth.
  3. Rim glasses with lime wedge and dip into sanding sugar.
  4. Pour into glass and garnish with lime wheels and cranberries.

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