5 Festive Cocktails to Shake Up This Holiday Season

5 Festive Cocktails to Shake Up This Holiday Season

Cocktails and Christmas go hand-in-hand. Whether you want to serve some drinks to break up that awkward family tension or just show off your mixology skills to a couple of friends, knowing how to concoct a couple festive libations can never hurt. That’s why we partnered with the good people at The One-Eighty Restaurant to teach us how to stir up some holiday cheer.

Crushed Candy Cane Chocolate Martini 

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Ingredients:

2oz of Vodka

1 glass of chocolate milk

3oz of chocolate liqueur

Crushed candy canes

Instructions:

1. First, take your desired martini glass and rim it in water and then roll the glass rim with crushed candy canes.

2. Mix the vodka, chocolate liqueur, and chocolate milk in a cocktail shaker with ice.

3. Shake it up.

4. Use a strainer and pour the mixture into the glass.

Holiday Glog (Spiced Mulled Wine)

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Ingredients:

1 glass of Cabernet Sauvignon

1/4 cup honey or agave nectar

1 cup apple cider

1/4 cup orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)

1 sliced orange

3 whole cloves

1 cinnamon stick

Sliced orange and cinnamon stick to garnish 

Instructions:

1. Combine wine, honey, cider, orange liqueur, sliced orange, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a saucepan and heat to medium-high heat. Once simmering, reduce to medium-low heat and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes.

2. Strain and serve, garnished with a sliced orange & cinnamon stick.

Eggnog Delight

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Ingredients:

2oz of classic eggnog

1oz of milk

2oz dark rum

1 pinch ground cinnamon

Nutmeg

Sliver of pecan pie for garnish

Instructions:

1. Froth the milk well, as if for a cappuccino.

2. Shake the remaining ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and strain into a glass.

3. Top with the frothed milk and garnish with grated nutmeg and a sliver of pecan pie.

Santa’s Cocktail

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Ingredients:

1.5oz pomegranate liqueur

1oz vodka

1.5oz cranberry juice

Crushed candy cane for garnish

Instructions:

1. First, take your desired glass and rim it in water. Then roll the crushed candies around the rim.

2. Pour the other ingredients into a martini shaker.

3. Add ice and shake.

4. Optional step: strain into glass and add fresh ice

The Cinnamon Twist

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Ingredients:

1.5oz spicy tequila

1.5oz homemade apple cider

.5oz cranberry juice

.5oz cinnamon-infused simple syrup

2 slices Serrano peppers

2 cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions:

1. Combine Serrano Peppers and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

2. Add in remaining ingredients and top with large ice cubes.

3. Shake and pour into a rocks glass.

4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

We hope these cocktails warm your insides ,while bringing out your festive spirit. Cheers to the Holidays!

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