The Ultimate Cocktail Guide For The Holidays

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail around the holidays? These are the times to let your creative juices flow and get weird with your drink concoctions. Make your party stand apart from the rest with these fun and festive holiday cocktails. Preparing for a holiday party? Great! Here are some expert tips to make sure that your party is unforgettable. Mixing different flavors of drinks is not just about adding more vodka or rum. You can experiment with different types of liqueurs, spices and even fruits to add an interesting twist to your regular drinks. Think out of the box, get inspired with ideas from this article and you’ll be able to come up with amazing concoctions that will wow everyone.

Champagne Cocktails

If you’re having guests over for a holiday party and don’t know what to serve, champagne cocktails are a festive and delicious option. The Holiday Champagne is a classic cocktail that is sure to please any guest. It’s a simple combination of champagne, orange juice and sugar. You can also make a champagne cocktail with cranberry juice that is perfect for the holidays.

Pro Tip: Make your own simple syrup

If you’re hosting a holiday party this year, consider making your own simple syrup to add a festive flare to your cocktails. You can use this syrup in a variety of drinks, including hot toddy’s and champagne cocktails. To make a simple syrup, combine one part water with one part sugar in a small saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved. Once the syrup has reached the desired consistency, transfer it to a jar and let it cool.

Eggnog Cocktails

Eggnog is a drink that is associated with Christmas and winter holidays. If you’re looking for a festive drink to serve at your holiday party, try out one of these eggnog cocktails. You can choose between a classic eggnog cocktail, an alcoholic version, or a non-alcoholic version.

The Classic Eggnog Cocktail: For this drink, you’ll need to mix together 4 ounces of rum, 2 ounces of brandy, and 2 ounces of cognac with 6 ounces of cream, 6 ounces of milk, and 2 ounces of sugar. Add a dash of nutmeg and serve it over ice.

The Alcoholic Eggnog: For this drink, mix together 2 ounces of dark rum, 2 ounces of brandy, 2 ounces of spiced rum, and 2 ounces of bourbon with 8 ounces of milk, 8 ounces of cream, 2 ounces of sugar, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. If you want to make it non-alcoholic, just leave out the alcohol.

The Non-Alcoholic Eggnog: This drink is perfect for those who are not drinking alcohol. To make this, mix together 2 cups of milk, 2 cups of cream, and 6 tablespoons of sugar with 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. You can also add vanilla extract, cinnamon, or any other spices to give it an extra kick.

Candy Cane Cocktails

Candy canes are a Christmas classic, so why not make a candy cane cocktail to serve at your holiday party? Candy cane cocktails are easy to make and are a festive and delicious addition to any holiday party.

The Classic Candy Cane: To make this drink, mix together 1.5 ounces of vodka, 1.5 ounces of tequila, and 1 ounce of rum with 6 ounces of orange juice and 6 ounces of cranberry juice. You can serve it over ice in a glass or add it to a cocktail shaker with ice and serve it in a cocktail glass.

The Candy Cane Pumpkin Spice: For this drink, mix together 3 ounces of rum, 3 ounces of vodka, 1/3 cup pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup of apple juice, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Serve it in a glass with whipped cream and a candy cane garnish.

The Candy Cane Hot Toddy: This is a festive twist on a classic hot toddy. For this drink, mix together 2 ounces of rum, 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of tequila, 2 ounces of apple cider, 1/3 cup of lemon juice, 1/3 cup of honey, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Serve it in a mug with a candy cane garnish.

Berry Shakes

If you’re looking for a festive beverage for your holiday party that is not a cocktail, a berry shake is a delicious option. A berry shake can be made with a variety of fruits, but red berries like cranberries and strawberries make festive and colorful additions.

The Classic Berry Shake: To make this shake, mix together 1 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of yogurt, and 1/3 cup of ice into a blender. Then, add 1/3 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup of strawberries, and 1/3 cup of blackberries. If you want to make this shake festive for the holidays, add a sprinkle of cinnamon to it.

The Holiday Berry Shake: This shake is perfect for the holidays and is super festive. To make it, mix together 1 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of yogurt, and 1/3 cup of ice in a blender. Then, add 1/3 cup of cranberries, 1/3 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup of strawberries, and 1/3 cup of blackberries. Sprinkle cinnamon on top for an extra festive touch.

The Candy Cane Berry Shake: This shake is perfect for the holidays. To make it, mix together 1 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of yogurt, and 1/3 cup of ice in a blender. Then, add 1/3 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup of strawberries, 1/3 cup of blackberries, and 1/3 cup of peppermint candies.

Mistletoe Shooters

If you’re hosting a holiday party that is geared towards the younger crowd, try out these festive mistletoe shooters. These shooters are super easy to make and are sure to be a hit at your party.

The Classic Mistletoe Shooter: For this shooter, mix together 1 ounce of tequila, 1 ounce of gin, 1/2 ounce of rum, and 1/2 ounce of lime juice with 4 ounces of grapefruit juice. Serve it over ice in a glass or in a shot glass.

The Holiday Mistletoe Shooter: This is another festive and delicious mistletoe shooter. For this, mix together 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of tequila, 1/2 ounce of rum, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, and 4 ounces of grapefruit juice. Serve it over ice in a glass or in a shot glass.

The Candy Cane Mistletoe Shooter: This is a festive and delicious mistletoe shooter. To make it, mix together 2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 ounce of rum, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, and 4 ounces of grapefruit juice. Top it off with whipped cream and candy cane shavings.

A Classic Rum Cocktail

The Hot Buttered Rum is a great winter cocktail. For this drink, you simply mix together hot water, a teaspoon of butter, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of sugar into a mug. Then, top it with a shot of rum. This cocktail is perfect for cold nights and will warm you up from the inside out.

Wrapping Up

The holidays are a time to get creative with your cocktails and try new flavors and ingredients. These cocktails are festive and perfect for holiday parties. From classic champagne cocktails to berry shakes, there is something for everyone on this list. Try mixing different flavors and ingredients to come up with unique holiday cocktails. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or going to one, these cocktails are sure to be a hit.

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