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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

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


    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

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


    1oz Vanilla Vodka

    1oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

    .5oz Creme De Menthe

    3oz Half & Half

    Garnish: Cherry

    23. Pomegranate Rosemary Royale

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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



    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    1½ oz pear vodka

    ½ oz lemon juice

    ½ oz simple syrup


    Rosemary, cut into 1½ inch sprigs

    13. White Christmas Sangria

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


    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

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


    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

    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!


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    4 1/2 tablespoons bourbon

    1 1/2 tablespoons cranberry juice

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    2 tablespoons simple syrup

    Garnish: cranberries

    4. Christmas Cosmo

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


    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

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


    Equal parts: Prosecco & White Cranberry Juice

    Fill: Sparkling Elderflower Soda (optional)

    Garnish: Frozen Cranberries

    2. Cranberry Cider

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


    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

    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)




    Sugar (as much as you desire)

    Mix with:



    Ginger Ale

    And as the lovely LuAnn would say...

    Happy drinking (and holidays) y'all!