5 Easy Christmas Cocktails to Get You in the Festive Spirit

5 Easy Christmas Cocktails to Get You in the Festive Spirit

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with some festive cocktails that will add a touch of merriment to your gatherings? Whether you're hosting a holiday party or simply want to unwind by the fire, these five easy Christmas cocktails are sure to get you in the festive spirit. From classic flavors to creative twists, there's something for everyone to enjoy. And, if you prefer ready-to-drink cocktails or mocktails, don’t miss our wide variety that is shipped right to your door!

  1. Cranberry Mule Bliss

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • Fresh cranberries and rosemary for garnish

Instructions:

  • Fill a copper mug with ice.
  • Pour in the vodka and cranberry juice.
  • Top with ginger beer and stir gently.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

The Cranberry Mule Bliss puts a festive spin on the classic Moscow Mule. The tartness of the cranberry juice complements the spiciness of the ginger beer, creating a refreshing and visually appealing cocktail. The red hue of the cranberries adds a pop of color that screams Christmas.

  1. Winter Wonderland Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
  • Crushed candy canes for rimming

Instructions:

  • Rim a martini glass with crushed candy canes.
  • In a shaker filled with ice, combine vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and peppermint schnapps.
  • Shake well and strain into the prepared martini glass.

The Winter Wonderland Martini is a sweet and indulgent treat that captures the essence of the season. The combination of vanilla, white chocolate, and peppermint creates a flavor profile reminiscent of holiday desserts. The candy cane rim adds a festive touch and a satisfying crunch with each sip.

  1. Pomegranate Rosemary Sparkler

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Fresh pomegranate arils and rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions:

  • In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, pomegranate juice, and simple syrup.
  • Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top with sparkling water and gently stir.
  • Garnish with fresh pomegranate arils and a rosemary sprig.

The Pomegranate Rosemary Sparkler is a light and sophisticated option for those who prefer a more herbal and fruity combination. The vibrant red color and the aromatic rosemary make it a visually stunning addition to your holiday celebrations.

  1. Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz gingerbread syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions:

  • In a mixing glass, combine bourbon, gingerbread syrup, and bitters.
  • Fill the glass with ice and stir well.
  • Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Express the oils from an orange peel over the drink and drop it in as a garnish.

The Gingerbread Old Fashioned is a holiday twist on the timeless classic. The warmth of the bourbon is complemented by the rich, spicy notes of gingerbread syrup, creating a comforting and flavorful cocktail. The orange peel adds a citrusy aroma that enhances the overall drinking experience.

  1. Eggnog White Russian

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 2 oz eggnog
  • Ground nutmeg for garnish

Instructions:

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  • Pour in the vodka and coffee liqueur.
  • Top with eggnog and stir gently.
  • Sprinkle ground nutmeg on top for garnish.

The Eggnog White Russian is a creamy and indulgent option that combines the rich flavors of eggnog with the classic White Russian cocktail. The nutmeg garnish adds a festive touch and enhances the traditional holiday taste.

This holiday season, elevate your celebrations with these five easy Christmas cocktails that are as delicious as they are festive. Whether you prefer the crispness of a Cranberry Mule Bliss or the sweetness of a Winter Wonderland Martini, there's a drink to suit every taste. So gather your loved ones, raise a glass, and toast to the joy and warmth of the season. Cheers to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from HOUSEOFLOVE!

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