‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than with cute, holiday cocktails? Instead of spending a fortune in over-crowded bars this festive season, why not bring the cocktails to your own home! We’ve rounded up our Top 5 favourite holiday cocktails to give you some at-home inspiration for any upcoming Christmas parties or dinners that you’re hosting. Don’t worry if you’re trying to stay off the booze, we’ve got you covered with mocktail options that are true to the Christmas theme. Simply swap out strawberry vodka for strawberry Fanta or creme de menthe for a peppermint flavour and voilà! These festive drink recipes are sure to get you and your loved ones in the true holiday spirit. Cheers!
Candy Cane Cocktail
This cocktail is fun, festive, and so yummy! Strawberry vodka and cranberry juice blend together to create a sweet and fruity Christmas flavour. All your girlfriends will be so impressed with your bar-tending skills when you whip up a couple of these. Plus the presentation is definitely Instagram worthy… Click here for the recipe.
Make it a mocktail: Mix together strawberry Fanta soda with sprite to replace the strawberry vodka. Try peppermint extract instead crème de menthe.
Get your green on this holiday season by making this daring cocktail. Midori works perfectly for the colour of Christmas! With a little bit of sugar and a touch of lemon, you’ll mix up an interesting and festive drink in no time. Add a cherry as a garnish and you’re set, ladies. Find out how this Grinch steals Christmas here.
Make it a Mocktail: Sprite with some food colouring should do the trick, who needs Midori?!
Here comes the Sassy twist on a classic Hot Toddy. This drink is perfect for a cold day, we guarantee you’ll be warm by the time you finish your glass! If Fireball is too much for a Friday night, try a lighter whisky instead. All you have to do to make this delightful cocktail is add one cup of water to the Fireball, spoon in some honey and add a sliced up orange to squeeze in. Leave one orange slice to put on the edge of the glass as a garnish. Finally add two cinnamon sticks to the drink, curl up on the couch and enjoy!
Make it a mocktail: Simply swap apple cider in place of the water and whiskey.
Sparkle in Red
This cocktail is simple yet sophisticated, and perfect for a holiday party. Simply drop around 15 pomegranate seeds into the bottom of the champagne or wine glass. Add two tablespoons of pomegranate juice, then add the Prosecco until the glass is two-thirds full. This recipe serves one, so be prepared to use an entire bottle of pom juice when your friends keep begging for more! It’s simple, festive and uses a bubbles… what more could a girl want?
Make it a mocktail: Simply substitute ginger ale for the sparkling wine.
What could possibly be better than cookies and milk during Christmas time? We know… a coffee cocktail and cookies! Instead of your after dinner shot of espresso, why try a cup of coffee with one tablespoon of Kahlua, topped off with double cream? Snuggle up and admire the Christmas tree while you treat yourself to a warm and tasty drink. For specific instructions AND a cookie recipe to compliment this delectable cocktail click here.