The holidays are all about giving. So, cheers to these delicious holiday cocktails that are giving us a reason to celebrate!
We can all use a cocktail (or three) this year, and especially around the holidays. These 12 holiday cocktails will spruce up your bartending game and make everything merry and bright. Let’s all kick back and enjoy martinis served in ornaments, pitchers of cider margaritas and a concoction called Jingle Juice – oh what fun!
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REFRESHING HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
This Grinch Cocktail has a combination of matcha and ginger that will steal the show this Christmas! Add all ingredients to a blender, blend and top with some club soda for a refreshing drink.
We all need to get a clear glass ornament full of booze ASAP. Try this Ornamentini recipe that is the most festive way to serve your holiday drinks. Just funnel the mixed cocktail into a cleaned glass ornament and serve with garnish in a martini glass.
MAKE AHEAD HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
What is a more fun and festive drink than a margarita? Well, for the fall and winter season, it’s this Pumpkin Cider Margarita! Bring team apple and team pumpkin together with a gluten free drink that is sure to please!
This citrusy spiced rum Jingle Juice is easy to make ahead of time. And with fresh garnishes, it’s so beautiful it can double as a centerpiece for your table!
One of the easiest cocktails, this Moscow Mule Punch adds cranberry and apple that makes it perfect for fall and winter. You can make a batch ahead to save time and simply pour over ice when you are ready to serve.
WARMING HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
Apples, oranges and cinnamon are the stars in this warming Winter Sangria holiday cocktail. Just add ingredients and a nice dry red wine to a slow cooker, and you are all set with a festive drink to wow your guests.
Martha Stewart says using fresh juice is the key to a great cocktail. With blood oranges in season, this Blood Orange and Spice Negroni is a great way to make a tart, brightly colored cocktail that will spread cheer!
This layered North Pole Sour cocktail with bourbon is gorgeous and will assist with the stress of the holiday season! You can make this foamy drink with red wine, whiskey and flavored syrups.
Irish Whiskey is a wonderful winter spirit. This Restless in Whoville cocktail mixes it with mint bitters, almond syrup and lime for a combo that is just right!
DESSERT HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
Vodka and coffee sound like the perfect combo to wake you up after a big meal! In the Whole Latte Rosemary cocktail, brown sugar and rosemary are the perfect flavors for this season. Make a simple syrup ahead of time by simmering sugar, water and herbs.
If you would love a dessert drink that is creamy and perfect for fall, we give you the Pumpkin Harvest cocktail. It’s the perfect use for any leftover pumpkin puree or apple cider you might have, with bourbon and amaretto.
Have your Christmas cookies in a cocktail with this lovely Sugar Cookie Martini. This drink includes a white chocolate liqueur, vodka and it’s the perfect after dinner drink if you’d rather a drink than a slice of pie.
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