Check Out 42 Delicious Holiday Cocktails To Glam Up Any Affair

Thu, December 22, 2011 6:03pm EST by 1 Comment
Holiday cocktail recipes

Whether you’re cozy in front of a fire or at a glitzy party with friends, these cocktails are bound to warm up any winter night!

With Christmas right around the corner you’re probably racing around to pick up last minute gifts and prepare a holiday feast. But HollywoodLife.com has got you covered in the cocktail department so you can whip these up for your family and friends in a pinch!

French 75

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz OXLEY Gin
  • .5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz Martini Prosecco

Directions:
In cocktail shaker combine OXLEY Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice cubes and shake to chill. Strain cocktail into Champagne flute and top off with Prosecco.

Sparkling Apple Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Sauza® Silver Tequila
  • 1 part agave syrup
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 glass of sparkling apple cider

Directions:
Pour sparkling apple cider in a glass over ice to chill it. Mix tequila, agave and squeezed lime and lemon into a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake. Pour into new champagne glass. Top off remaining glass with chilled sparking apple juice. Makes one glass.

Chocolate Cherry Rosé

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Courvoisier® Rosé
  • 1 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Crème de Cacao
  • 2 parts cream

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass that has been drizzled with chocolate

BLÜES CAT

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz CATHEAD VODKA
  • muddle 10-15 blue berries
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup (raw sugar)
  • 5 basil leaves muddled

Directions:

Shake well, then strain, serve in a high-ball glass, garnish blue berries and basil leaf

HARMONIE MERRY-TINI

  • 2 oz. Hpnotiq Harmonie
  • 1 oz. Premium Vodka
  • Splash of Cranberry Juice

Directions:

Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane.

HARMONIE SNOWBALL

  • 3 oz. Hpnotiq Harmonie
  • 1 oz. Premium Coconut Vodka

LAZY CAT

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup CATHEAD VODKA
  • 12 oz pink lemonade concentrate
  • 3, 12 oz bottles of Lazy Magnolia Indian Summer
  • Ice

Directions:

Garnish with fresh fruits

The Cold Snap

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts clove-infused Hornitos™ Plata Tequila*
  • ¼ part DeKuyper™ Hazelnut Liqueur
  • ¼ part DeKuyper™ Apricot Flavored Brandy
  • ¼ part lemon juice

Directions: Combine ingredients and shake with ice and strain into a larger shot glass.
*Add one ounce (by weight) of cloves per 750ml bottle, let sit for 20-25 minutes.

Ho, Ho Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Bacardi Gold Rum or Jamesons Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Snap Gingerbread Liqueur
  • 4 oz. Steamed Milk

Directions:
Candy Cane to Garnish

Scrooge-Driver

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 oz. Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Lillet
  • A dash of Absinthe

Directions:
Garnish with a spiced Maraschino Cherry and an Orange Wedge

Gelt-y Pleasure

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. Red Wine (Kosher)
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Orange Wedges
  • I tbsp of Sugar
  • 1.5 oz. Manischewitz Peach Cordial
  • Topped with Club Soda

Mischief at Midnight

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Stoli Gala Applik
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lemon
  • .75 oz. Housemade Cinnamon Syrup
  • .5 oz. Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon Stick garnish

Ball Drop

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Corzo Silver Tequila
  • .75 oz. Agave
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • .25 oz. Lemon Juice
  • Lingonberries
  • Garnish with a Lime Wheel

The Skinny Clementine Martini From Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) gin or citrus vodka
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz) elderflower liqueur or clear orange liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed clementine juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons club soda
  • Clementine slice

Directions:

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, liqueur and juices. Cover; shake until well mixed.
Strain into martini glass; top off with club soda. Garnish as desired.

The Sobieski Eggnog

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of Sobieski Vanilia Vodka
  • 8 eggs

Directions:

Separate eggs and yolks. Add 1 cup of sugar to yolks while mixing. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to whites after they have been mixed and are stiff.

  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • Mix egg whites and yolks together.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 pints of heavy cream and 1 pint of 2% milk.
  • Mix in a large bowl and chill. Top with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Flirty Mistletoe

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Cascal Berry Cassis
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • Champagne
  • Pour CASCAL Berry Cassis and Vodka in glass, top with Champagne, and enjoy!

Sleigh

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Sobieski Vanilia Vodka
  • ½ oz Irish Cream
  • Splash of pomegranate juice
  • Serve over ice with a stick of cinnamon.

Hot Apple Fritter

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Sobieski Cynamon Vodka
  • 1 oz apple schnapps

Directions:

Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass with an apple slice garnish.

Spiced Cider

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz CASCAL Crisp White
  • 1 oz Apple Juice

Directions:

Mix Spiced Rum, Apple Juice, and Cascal Crisp White in a mug. Serve warm and in good company!

Spiked Apple Cider

From NYC’s Southern Hospitality From BBQ, 1460 Second Ave & 645 9th Avenue

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon Apple Cider
  • 12 oz Red Wine
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Orange cut in half
  • 8 oz Brandy

Directions:
Add all ingredients in shaker and shake w/ ice.  Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with 2 cinnamon sticks and half of an orange.

Cold Pumpkin Pie

From Abe & Arthur’s Restaurant – 409 West 14th Street

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Absolut Vanilla
  • 2 bar spoons Pumpkin Puree
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Orgeat Syrup

Directions:

Add all ingredients, shake, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with Allspice Spritz

Caramel Apple Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Sobieski Vanilia Vodka
  • ¾ oz Apple Schnapps
  • ½ oz Sweet and Sour
  • Splash Lemon/Lime soda
  • Caramel garnish

Frostbite

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz CASCAL Ripe Rouge
  • 1/4 oz Grenadine
  • 1/4 oz Cherry Juice

Directions:

Mix Whiskey, Cascal Ripe Rouge, Grenadine, and Cherry Juice over ice in a highball glass. Serve chilled!

The Snuggie

Ingredients:

  • Muddle Cinnamon & Raw Sugar
  • Add in ½ oz Orange Juice
  • Sobieski Vanilia Vodka
  • Marie Brizard Crème de Cacao
  • Serve in a Martini glass
  • Garnish with cinnamon stick

Bubbly

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Sobieski Cynamon Vodka
  • 3 oz Perrier
  • Serve over ice in a tall glass.

Yuletide Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 750 ml Sobieski Vodka
  • 4 cups Chai tea (sweetened according to taste)
  • 4 cups Clear Apple Juice
  • 2 whole orange cut in slices
  • 2 whole red apple cut in slices

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in large bowl and garnish with seasonal fruit slices

Gingerbread Man

Ingredients:

  • TY KU SAKE
  • Ginger Ale
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Calories: 73

Pomegranate Caipiroska

Ingredients:

  • Serves 8 glasses
  • 8 limes, cut in 8 pieces each, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups SKYY Vodka
  • ½ cup pomegranate liquor
  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Crushed ice or cubes

Directions:

In a heavy glass container, combine the limes and the sugar. With a meddler or pestle, crush the limes with the sugar, extracting the juice. Place the mix in a pitcher. Add the vodka, the pomegranate liquor and juice and mix.
Serve it in glasses full with crushed ice or cubes. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a lime wedge.

Mistletini

Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • 2 oz. SKYY Blood Orange Vodka, chilled
  • 1 oz. frozen passion fruit pulp, thawed
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 oz. rosemary infused simple syrup, cooled
  • 3 oz. ginger ale, chilled
  • Rosemary Sprigs for garnish
  • Raspberries for garnish

Directions:

For the simple syrup: In a small saucepan, boil the water, sugar and 3 rosemary sprigs. Remove from heat and let rest until it cools. Remove the Rosemary sprigs and strain. Refrigerate until Ready to use. In a cocktail shaker, mix the vodka, passion fruit and rosemary infused simple syrup. Pour in a martini glass and top with ginger ale. Take a raspberry and skewer it with a 3-inch rosemary sprig and garnish drink with it.

Midnight Kiss

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 glass of Sparkling Rose
  • 1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

Directions:

Pour the Sparkling Rose in a flute and then top with the X-Rated Fusion Liqueur.

Fa LaLa La La

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • 2.5 oz. of Champagne
  • .5 oz. of Agave Nectar
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • 3 raspberries

Directions:

Muddle three raspberries in shaker then shake all ingredients except champagne and strain into a wine glass with ice. Top with the champagne and garnish with a Raspberry.

Cinnamon-tini

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz. of apple juice
  • A pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

Shake all ingredients and strain in a martini glass.

Jolly Holiday

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. SKYY Vodka
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons mint jelly

Directions:

In a rock glass, put mint jelly in the bottom of the glass and top with crushed ice. In shaker, combine remaining ingredients and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a peppermint candy and a sprig of mint

Jingle Bell Toddy

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Ginger
  • .75 oz. honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 4 oz. of Earl Grey Tea (hot)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients directly in a wine glass. Garnish with a sage leaf.

Peppermint Kiss

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 oz. SKYY Vodka
  • 3 oz. Pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 6 Basil Leaves, gently torn in half, (to release oils)

Directions:

In a chilled shaker glass, add all the above ingredients. Add ice, shake for 15 seconds, and then strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with a basil leaf and one raspberry sitting in front of basil in glass.

GREY GOOSE® La Poire Almond Froth

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavored Vodka
  • 1/2 part brandy
  • 1 part unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 part agave nectar

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into a glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg…

GREY GOOSE® Frosted Plum

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
  • 1 tsp plum preserves
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 3/4 part Parfait Amour

Directions:

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker place syrup, preserves or prunes and muddle thoroughly. Add ice and the rest of ingredients. Shake vigorously until the outside of shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Double strain into a sugar rimmed cocktail glass and garnish with dried plum…

GREY GOOSE® La Poire Sake Nog

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavored Vodka
  • 1 tablespoon roasted pumpkin or canned pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 part sake
  • 2 parts rice milk
  • 1/2 part agave nectar

Directions:

Heat rice milk in a small pot or microwave until warm. Add remaining ingredients and stir well, heating to desired temperature. Garnish with star anise powder

Winter Wonderland

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Voli Espresso Vanilla
  • ½ oz Bailey’s

Directions:

Shake and Strain

APPROX CALORIES: 150

Christmas Lytes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Voli Lyte
  • 2 oz Club Soda

APPROX CALORIES: 75

Skinny Spiked Cider

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Voli Orange Vanilla
  • Ginger Ale (sub. Club Soda)
  • Garnish: Orange wheel

APPROX CALORIES: 100

Skinny Santa

  • 1 1/2 oz Voli Lemon
  • 2 oz Cranberry juice
  • Splash of club soda

APPROX CALORIES: 100

Winterized Pina Colada

From STK Midtown NYC

Ingredients:

  • Bacardi light
  • Captain Morgan
  • Malibu,pineapple
  • Agostura bitters

Bourbon Palmer

From STK Midtown NYC

Ingredients:

  • Chai tea infused gentleman jack
  • Fresh lemon and mint

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

From STK Midtown NYC

Ingredients:

  • Belvedere
  • Fresh muddled strawberries
  • Graham cracker crusted rim

– Chloe Melas

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