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    25 Days Of Cocktails

    These cocktails may be cold but they'll warm your soul until Christmas and beyond.

    25. Winter Sea Breeze

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    A few simple ingredients and some pomegranate seeds (to look like holly berries) will get your December started off the right away!

    Ingredients:

    1 oz vodka (1/8 cup)

    1 oz grapefruit juice (1/8 cup)

    1/2 oz tonic syrup (2 tablespoons)

    2 oz soda water (1/4 cup)

    12 pomegranate seeds

    Garnish: 3 mint leaves

    24. White Christmas

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    A Christmas-y spin on a classic makes this the perfect holiday drink.

    Ingredients:

    1oz Vanilla Vodka

    1oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

    .5oz Creme De Menthe

    3oz Half & Half

    Garnish: Cherry

    23. Pomegranate Rosemary Royale

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    It's winter and that means rosemary-scented everything. Don't leave your cocktails out, add some rosemary to them too!

    Ingredients:

    1/4 cup water

    1 tablespoon sugar

    2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves

    1/2 cup pomegranate juice

    2 cups Champagne or sparkling wine

    22. Candy Cane Martini

    topinspired.com

    It wouldn't be Christmas-time without a candy cane drink recipe, now would it?

    Ingredients:

    1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish

    2 ounces strawberry vodka

    4 dashes white creme de menthe

    2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice

    Ice cubes

    21. Winter Wonderland Martini

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    Don't get stuck in the snow. Instead, stay inside and sip on a winter wonderland martini.

    Ingredients:

    2 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka

    1 oz White crème de cacao

    2 oz White chocolate liqueur

    1 oz Cream

    ½ Teaspoon of coconut flakes

    1 White chocolate wafer stick

    20. White Christmas Martini

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    I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...martini?

    Ingredients:

    Rim:

    2 Tbsp colored red and green nonpareils

    1 Tbsp agave nectar

    4-6 large ice cubes

    1 tsp pure vanilla extract

    1/4 tsp almond extract

    3 oz bourbon

    1 oz cognac

    2 Tbsp vanilla bean syrup*

    1/4 cup full fat coconut milk

    a dash of cinnamon

    nutmeg for sprinkling

    *Vanilla Bean Syrup:

    1/4 cup water

    1/4 cup agave nectar

    seeds of one vanilla bean

    19. Eggnog Martini

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    And while we're on a martini kick...we couldn't go without an eggnog martini, could we?

    Ingredients:

    2 ounces of dark rum

    1/2 ounce of vanilla vodka

    1 1/2 ounces of Eggnog

    Dash of simple syrup

    Ice cubes

    Garnish: Crushed graham crackers for garnish

    18. The Grinch

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    Legend has it our friend on the hill (AKA Mr Grinch) makes a mean cocktail.

    Ingredients:

    3 oz peach schnapps

    3 oz Bacardi® 151 rum

    12 oz orange juice

    4 oz Sprite® soda

    3 oz Blue Curacao liqueur

    17. Candy Cane Mojito

    topinspired.com

    Seasonal mint in the form of candy canes goes great with the traditional minty mojito.

    Ingredients:

    3 oz (2 jiggers or 6 tablespoons) rum

    Ice cubes

    2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies or candy canes

    Sparkling water

    Garnish: 1 cup fresh mint leaves

    2 peppermint candies or candy canes

    16. Jingle Jangle Punch

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    Every party needs a good punch. This is the perfect choice for your Christmas gathering!

    Ingredients:

    1.5 cups berry vodka

    3/4 cups Grand Marnier

    6 pints of fresh berries (raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries)

    1 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed—about 8 lemons)

    1.5 cups simple syrup

    1 bottle sparkling wine (Something Extra Dry)

    15. Cranberry Margaritas

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    Everybody can use a margarita every now and again (even if it is winter).

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail

    3/4 cup fresh lime juice

    3/4 cup tequila

    1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec

    Ice Cubes

    14. Partridge in a Pear Tree

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    Paying homage to the original "Days of Christmas" countdown, here's a pear-cocktail for the "Partridge in a Pear Tree".

    Ingredients:

    1½ oz pear vodka

    ½ oz lemon juice

    ½ oz simple syrup

    Champagne

    Rosemary, cut into 1½ inch sprigs

    13. White Christmas Sangria

    cookingstoned.tv

    Every time of the year calls for a sangria recipe and Christmas is no different!

    Ingredients:

    1 Granny Smith Apple

    1 Braeburn Apple

    1 heaping Cup Fresh Cranberries

    1 large Sprig Rosemary

    1 Bottle Pinot Grigio

    ½ Cup White Grape Juice

    ¼ Cup Sugar (more, for garnish)

    1 Can Club Soda

    12. Cranberry Ginger Fizz

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    You can never have too many cranberry cocktails for the holiday season.

    Ingredients:

    ¾ cup sugar

    ¾ cup water

    1 cup fresh cranberries

    1 lemon, cut into wedges

    ½ orange, cut into slices

    1½ cups dry gin - Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater or Tangueray suggested

    1 cup chilled Ginger Ale

    Garnish: 4 mint sprigs

    11. German Mulled Wine

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    Yes, sangria is a great way to get your wine fix throughout the year. But, spiced wine is a holiday favorite so make sure to make some this year!

    Ingredients:

    1 bottle red wine (750ml) - use an inexpensive fruity red that's on the sweet side like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Zinfandel

    3 cups unsweetened apple cider

    1/4 cup honey

    3-4 cinnamon sticks

    1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise

    4-5 star anise

    1 teaspoon cloves

    1 teaspoon, fresh ground nutmeg

    1/4 cup brandy

    1 lemon, sliced

    1 lime, sliced

    1 small orange, sliced

    Garnish: Cranberries

    10. Poinsettia

    foodnetwork.com

    Everyone's favorite holiday flower can also be a cocktail for your own personal enjoyment!

    Ingredients:

    1/4 cup vodka

    1/4 cup Champagne

    1/2 cup cranberry juice

    Crushed ice

    Garnish: 2 strips orange zest, each about 1/4-inch wide and 2 inches long

    9. Christmas Trees

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    Maybe you can enjoy one of these beauties while decorating your actual Christmas tree.

    Ingredients:

    3 oz pomegranate juice

    2 oz gin

    1 oz simple syrup

    Lime juice (juice from 1-2 wedges will do)

    A few fresh mint leaves

    Garnish: Pomegranate seeds & lime wheel

    8. Spicy GingerMan

    completerecipes.com

    You need a drink to go with those gingerbread cookies you baked, don't you?

    Ingredients:

    1 oz Vanilla Vodka

    1 oz Hazelnut liqueur

    1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps

    2 oz Ginger Beer

    Garnish: Cinnamon stick

    7. Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer

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    We can thank good ole Rudy for this fun Christmas cocktail!

    Ingredients:

    5 cups orange juice

    2 cups chilled lemon-lime soft drink

    1 1/2 cups vodka

    1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice

    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

    Garnish: lemon slices, fresh rosemary sprigs

    6. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

    damndelicious.net

    It wouldn't be the winter without some hot chocolate, right? But how about hot chocolate with Kahlua?

    Ingredients:

    2 cups milk

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 1/2 tablespoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder

    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    Pinch of nutmeg

    1 ounce Kahlúa coffee liqueur

    Mini marshmallows, for serving

    Salted caramel, for serving

    Chocolate syrup, for serving

    5. The Blizzard

    thespeckledpalate.com

    The perfect cocktail when you're stuck inside during a blizzard this winter.

    Ingredients:

    4 1/2 tablespoons bourbon

    1 1/2 tablespoons cranberry juice

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    2 tablespoons simple syrup

    Garnish: cranberries

    4. Christmas Cosmo

    food.com

    It's everyone's favorite, a Cosmopolitan...Christmas style!

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 ounces vodka, rosemary flavored

    1/2 ounce triple sec or 1/2 ounce Cointreau liqueur

    1 ounce cranberry juice

    1 inch rosemary sprig, for garnish

    Garnish: 1 cranberry

    3. White Cranberry Mimosa

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    Who doesn't love a morning mimosa with brunch? Well, here's the perfect holiday mimosa.

    Ingredients:

    Equal parts: Prosecco & White Cranberry Juice

    Fill: Sparkling Elderflower Soda (optional)

    Garnish: Frozen Cranberries

    2. Cranberry Cider

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    Cider drinks aren't just for the fall. Chill out this winter with a cranberry cider cocktail.

    Ingredients:

    8 cups Cranberry juice

    4 cups Apple Cider

    2 tbsp brown sugar

    1 tbsp whole cloves

    1 oz light or dark rum

    Garnish: 1 cup fresh cranberries

    4 Cinnamon sticks

    1. Cranberry Infused Vodka

    puttogetherlife.com

    Lastly, if shots are more your style, here's a cranberry infused vodka! (For those times when wine just might not be enough to deal with your crazy family at all those holiday parties)

    Ingredients:

    Vodka

    Cranberries

    Sugar (as much as you desire)

    Mix with:

    Sprite

    Tonic

    Ginger Ale

    And as the lovely LuAnn would say...

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    Happy drinking (and holidays) y'all!