10 Fabulously Festive Cocktails To Try Over Christmas

Homemade cocktail, anyone?

Christmas time, mistletoe and cocktails…

We all know that Christmas is going to look a whole lot different this year. But one benefit to that is that we have more time at home to relax, rather than rushing from one place to another (although, maybe we’d enjoy rushing from shopping to the local right about now). Although, now that we have more time, we have more time to practice making delish cocktails of our own.

So, ready to perfect your skills? Here are ten cocktail recipes that definitely deserve a spot on the must-try list this year. Plus, if you fancy a cocktail instead, don’t forget you can revamp the recipes a little to do exactly that.

Christmas Miracle

via Martha Stewart

Ingredients:

  • 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes white creme de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes

Check out the full recipe here.

Merry Christmas Cocktail

via The Spruce Eats

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Plymouth Gin
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 ounces club soda (or enough to fill)
  • Garnish: fresh (or dried) cranberries

Check out the full recipe here.

Classic Snowball

via Good Food

Ingredients:

  • 10-15ml lime juice or lime cordial, (optional)
  • 50ml advocaat
  • 50ml sparkling lemonade
  • Ice, to serve
  • 1 maraschino cherry – for the garnish

Check out the full recipe here.

Christmas Margarita

via The Spruce Eats

Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon sugar (for rim)
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce coconut milk
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
  • Garnish: lime slice
  • Garnish: cranberries
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig

Check out the full recipe here.

Boozy Grinch Punch

via Delish

Ingredients:

  • 1 (0.13-oz.) packet Kool-Aid Lemon Lime mix
  • 4 c. water
  • 4 c. ice
  • 3 c. lemon-lime soda
  • 2 c. pineapple juice
  • 2 c. vodka
  • 1 c. ginger ale
  • Lime wedges, for rimming
  • Red sanding sugar, for rimming

You might have to source a few of these ingredients online, but it’ll be worth it! Check out the full recipe here.

Cider Hot Toddy

via Women’s Day

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. apple cider
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 lemon
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 c. whiskey
  • Cinnamon sticks

Check out the full recipe here.

Irish Elf Cocktail

via Who Needs A Cape

Ingredients:

  • 4 C heavy whipping cream
  • 4 C milk
  • 2 1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 C Green Mint Liqueur
  • 1 C Jameson
  • Whipped Cream (optional)

Check out the full recipe here.

Bailey Salted Caramel Espresso Martini

via Creative Culinary

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz Baileys Salted Caramel
  • 2 oz Rum
  • 4 oz Chilled Espresso
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Crushed Pretzels for Garnish

Check out the full recipe here.

Peppermint White Russian

via Inspired by Charm

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Peppermint Vodka
  • 1.5 ounces Peppermint Kaluha
  • 1.5 ounces half and half

For Garnish:

  • Crushed peppermints
    White chocolate syrup
    Red food dye
    Candy cane

Check out the full recipe here.

Irish Coffee

via Jameson

Ingredients:

  • 10ml Demerara and Muscovado sugar syrup
  • 35ml Jameson
  • 30ml lightly whipped double cream
  • 90ml medium roasted espresso coffee
  • 1 vanilla pod or cinnamon for garnish
  • Fresh grated nutmeg

Check out the full recipe here.

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