If you’re throwing a holiday party this coming weekend, then you need to try one of these amazing cocktail recipes. Holiday punch, hot toddies and peppermint martinis — just like they had at the first Christmas!
Clara and the Prince – inspired by The Nutcracker!
1 ½ parts Havana Club Añejo Blanco
2 parts Cranberry Juice
½ parts Hazelnut Syrup
½ parts fresh Lemon Juice
1 part Sparkling Apple Cider (Cold)
Excluding the cider, combine all other ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously. Add cider to a serving glass with fresh ice. Pour and strain cocktail into glass. Garnish with a slice of dehydrated apple or an apple wedge.
Ponche de Crème
Recipe courtesy of Pearl’s at 178 N 8th Street in Williamsburg, NY
1 1/2 cups rum (recommend Angostura)
1 tin evaporated milk
2 tins condensed milk
4 large eggs
5 dashes angostura bitters
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Combine rum, evaporated milk, condensed milk, eggs, angostura bitters and nutmeg in blender. Blend until mixed (less than 10 seconds). Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Clos du Bois Holiday Punch
3 bottles Clos du Bois California Cabernet Sauvignon
½ liter St. Germain
¼ liter lime juice, freshly squeezed
½ liter white cranberry juice
Combine all liquid ingredients into a punch bowl. Garnish each cup with edible flowers, like orchid.
Cinnamon Tequila Toddy
1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
5 parts hot water
¾ part cinnamon bark syrup
¼ part honey
¼ part fresh lemon juice
3 dashes vanilla bitters
Combine equal parts sugar and water and 3 cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and bring to a boil to create cinnamon bark syrup. Remove cinnamon sticks from the mixture and combine the remainder of the ingredients in a coffee glass. Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Miners Cough Spiked Coffee
2 oz 1800 Añejo
1 oz Dark Roast Coffee
3 dashes Chocolate Bitters
1/2 oz Agave
Top with Lager Whipped Cream
Combine all ingredients into shaker. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain in Rocks Glass. Top with ***Lager Whipped Cream. Garnish with Shaved Chocolate.
Nymph Nectar, available at NYLO New York City’s LOCL bar
1.5 oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
2 oz Passionfruit juice
1 oz Grapefruit juice
1 oz Cinnamon Infused Egg Whites
Combine all ingredients shake for 5 sec, add ice and reshake, strain into a coupe glass.
Chocolate Peppermint Martini
4 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka
2 ounce crème de cacao
1 ounce chocolate liquor
2 ounce cream chocolate sauce
Crushed peppermint for garnish
Cakewalk, Created by Pam Wiznitzer (Seamstress)
1 ½ oz. Campari
1 ½ oz. Vanilla Syrup
1 oz. Strawberry Puree*
1 ½ oz. Lemon Juice
3 oz. Cognac
4 dashes Orange Bitters
Build ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake generously. Funnel into cocktail bottle and enjoy with a side of Panettone!
3/4 parts SVEDKA Strawberry Colada
1 small scoop raspberry sorbet
Top with Ruffino Prosecco
HollywoodLifers, will you try one of these recipes at your next holiday party?