Looking to get lit this holiday season? Here are 10 must try cocktail recipes that’ll help you up your drink game tenfold. Click through each blogger’s website below to see how you can recreate these beverages in the comfort of your home, and proceed to dine and imbibe like a boss!
1. Sugar Cookie Martini
This 3 Yummy Tummies drink is made with vanilla vodka and served with a festive red and green sprinkle rim. Dip your martini glasses in ready-made vanilla cake icing to help you get your coat on because there’s no such thing as too many sprinkles.
2. Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks
The Cookie Rookie knocked it out of the park with this one. Mixing cinnamon apple cider with caramel apple simple syrup? Yes please! Top it all off with some bubbly champagne for the ultimate holiday cocktail.
3. Caramel Apple Hot Toddy
There’s nothing like a hot toddy on a cold winter day, and this recipe’s guaranteed to warm you from the inside out. Made with apple brandy, caramel syrup and apple cider, this is the perfect cocktail the holiday season. Head to Linger A Little’s blog to learn more!
4. Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa
Honey and Birch’s mimosa recipe is as simple as it is delicious! It only requires 3 ingredients, and it wonderful for any and every occasion during the holiday season. Serve it on a beautiful platter with festive decor to further enhance the presentation.
5. Pumpkin Spice Martini
This pumpkin spice drink is anything BUT basic. Harness the comforting flavors of fall with The Kitchen Is My Playground’s latest cocktail recipe. To create this concoction at home, make sure you have pure pumpkin puree, simple syrup, vanilla vodka, Bailey’s Irish cream and pumpkin pie spice handy! Click here for precise measurements.
6. White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Sweet, creamy deliciousness that’s bound to be a hit at your next holiday shebang. For more info, head to Inspired By Charm’s latest post, and make sure you have some peppermint schnapps or peppermint vodka handy.
7. Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus
We can’t get enough of Half-Baked Harvest’s stunning holiday drink! This banger of a cocktail’s made with vodka, St. Germain (aka elderflower liquor), fresh squeezed citrus and ginger beer. Because everyone and their mom loves ginger. Are we right or are we right? Click here for step-by-step directions!
8. Cranberry Orange Whiskey
For those of you who like boozy cocktails, you’re welcome in advance. Expect to enjoy what Crowded Kitchen describes as “the perfect balance of tart, sweet and spice.” Add some lemon juice to add some extra acid and balance everything out with a hit of simple syrup. Thyme leaves are a must – they’ll add a savory, herbal note and they make a wonderful garnish as well.
9. Gingerbread White Russian
A gingerbread white russian?!?! Um, where do we sign up? Level things up with some homemade ginger and cinnamon simple syrup and mix it with the classic White Russian ingredients for a delicious twist on this timeless cocktail. Click here for more info on Half Baked Harvest’s post, and see how you can get in on this luscious goodness.
10. Spiced Cranberry Paloma
How gorgeous is this color though? This paloma variation is easy yet scrumptious! Simply add whole cinnamon, cloves, anise and vanilla bean to enhance your simple syrup, and enjoy this holiday-inspired drink with your loved ones. Big ups to Joy + Oliver for sharing this fantastic recipe!
Alright Nomsters, that concludes our latest holiday cocktail roundup! We hope you enjoyed our picks. Let us know what you thought by leaving a comment below, and stay tuned for more content coming your way. We update every Monday, Thursday and Saturday so make sure to check back ASAP! For more drink content, click here.