We’ve got the most essential holiday list that’s both naughty and nice! Perfect for cocktail connoisseurs, casual drinkers, and even mocktail lovers, these 6 festive holiday cocktail recipes are as beautiful as they are delicious and so much fun to make at ho ho home!
Tis the season for family and friends,
May we gather with cheer and approach the year’s end.
Indulging in treats and mouth-watering sweets,
Just one question remains…where are the drinks?
1. Snow Globe Drink
Atop of our list, this drink’s a crowd fav,
A holiday cocktail you’ll certainly save!
Perfect for parties or at home in your robe,
This adorable drink is a festive snow globe!
Cocktail Recipe: Pour 1/2 cup of water into a thick wine glass and toss in a few cranberries. Secure a rosemary bunch using twine and tape to the edges of the glass to secure in place. Set filled glass into freezer until well frozen. Take out of freezer, wipe outer frost with towel, remove twine, and pour your favorite bubbly drink. We recommend a classic gin and tonic, but any clear, fizzy drink will do!
- hand-full of cranberries
- 1 thick rosemary bunch
- 1 part gin
- 3 parts tonic
2. Jack Frost
Full of flavor, both smooth and sweet,
With 4 simple ingredients, it’s hard to beat!
This holiday cocktail is icy and blue,
We doubt you’ll have just one, but surely you’ll have two.
For the rim: Rim the glass with some cream of coconut and dip into a bowl of shredded coconut shavings.
- cream of coconut
- shredded coconut
Cocktail Recipe: Combine all ingredients listed below into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into rimmed glass over ice.
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz blue Curaçao
- 1.5 oz pineapple juice
- 2 tsp cream of coconut
3. The Grinch
Sugary sweet and green with envy,
This holiday cocktail is naughty but trendy!
Pour a martini and sip it a lot,
Or shrink two sizes too small and now you have shots!
For the Rim: Add a few drops of red food coloring to granulated white sugar and mix until well distributed. Wet the glass with a fresh lemon or lime wedge and dip into the red sugar, then set aside.
- red food color
- white sugar
- lemon or lime wedge
Cocktail Recipe: Combine midori, vodka, fresh lemon juice, and fresh lime juice into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into rimmed martini glass. Garnish with candy cane, green cotton candy, or any fun garnish of your choice!
- 2 midori
- 1.5 shots vodka
- 1 lemon (squeezed)
- 1 lime (squeezed)
- ginger beer
Garnish: Mini candy cane (or green cotton candy)
4. Apple Cider Sangria
A holiday cocktail with citrus and spice,
This refreshing beverage tastes oh so nice!
Filled with fruits and sweetened with cider,
This drink makes the holidays a little bit brighter.
Cocktail Recipe: Combine ice, white wine, apple cider, maple syrup, bourbon, apple slices, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks into large pitcher and stir until well mixed. Serve in chilled glass.
- 1 bottle white wine
- 1.5 cups of apple cider
- 2 oz maple syrup
- 1.5 oz Burbon
- 2-3 apples
- 1-2 oranges
- Handful of cinnamon sticks
Garnish: Serve with a classic orange wedge and/or a cinnamon stick.
5. Santa’s Hat Shirley Temple Mocktail
A simple concoction with the kiddos in mind,
This holiday cocktail is the zero-proof kind.
Easy, cute, and quite influential,
You can’t go wrong with the classic Shirley Temple!
For the rim: Rim the glass with some tasty vanilla frosting and dip into a bowl of shredded coconut shavings.
- vanilla frosting
- shredded coconut
Mocktail Recipe: Pour grenadine and 1 can of Sprite or 7-Up into your rimmed glass over ice. Top with a maraschino cherry!
- 3 Tbsp grenadine
- 1 12 oz can of Sprite or 7-Up
- maraschino cherry (as many as you’d like!)
6. Eggnog Cocktail
Delicious and creamy, a milkshake delight,
This holiday cocktail is blended just right.
With ice cream and spices and cinnamon too,
This one is whipped up special for you!
For the Rim: Wet the rim with a bit of cream and dip into a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
- cinnamon + sugar
- heavy whipping cream (or coffee creamer)
Cocktail Recipe: In a blender, combine ice cream, cinnamon, eggnog and cognac. Blend on medium until well combined.
- 2 scoops vanilla or eggnog flavored ice cream
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup eggnog
- 3 fl oz cognac
- whipped cream
We hope that our list brings some holiday fun,
With recipes so simple, you must try at least one!
Use for yourself and share with your friends,
Get real creative and start your own trends!