EatsJonathan Cavaliere

5 Festive Cocktails to Shake Up This Holiday Season

EatsJonathan Cavaliere
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 Vodka1 glass of chocolate milk3oz of chocolate liqueurCrushed 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 Sauvignon1/4 cup honey or agave nectar1 cup apple cider1/4 cup orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)1 sliced orange3 whole cloves1 cinnamon stickSliced 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 eggnog1oz of milk2oz dark rum1 pinch ground cinnamonNutmegSliver 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 liqueur1oz vodka1.5oz cranberry juiceCrushed 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 tequila1.5oz homemade apple cider.5oz cranberry juice.5oz cinnamon-infused simple syrup2 slices Serrano peppers2 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!