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Holiday Cocktail Bucket List

December 04, 2019 5 min read

Holiday Cocktail Bucket List

It's time for another Cocktail Bucket list! Make this holiday season extra joyous when you try these festive drinks.  How many will you be able to cross off the list?

POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

From Chanel Moving Forward

Ingredients
Champagne
Pomegranate Seeds
Pomegranate Liqueur
Directions
Pour 2 tablespoons Pomegranate Liqueur into a champagne flute, add in 8 ounces champagne and top with 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds.

EGGNOG WHITE RUSSIAN

From Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Ingredients
3 oz Eggnog
1 oz Kahlua Liquor
1 oz Peppermint Vodka
ice cubes
Directions
Pour ingredients in a bar shaker, shake to combine.
Pour mixture over ice cubes and stir to mix.
ENJOY!!
 

CRANBERRY MOJITO

From We Are Not Martha

Head on view of cranberry mojito in tall glass with cranberry, mint, and lime garnish and red and white striped straw with second cocktail and cranberries in background and "Cranberry Mojito" text at top
Ingredients
8 oz. fresh cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
40 mint leaves
4 Tbsp lime juice
Ice
8 oz. rum
Soda water
Directions
Put cranberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for about 10 minutes, until just before your berries start bursting.
Remove saucepan from heat and let cool. Then place berries in a fine mesh strainer placed over a bowl and press with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.
Put about 10 mint leaves and a Tbsp of lime juice in each glass. With the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler mash the mint up.
Put ice in each glass and pour 2 oz. of the cranberry syrup and 2 oz. rum into each glass.
Top off each glass with soda water. Sprinkle some fresh cranberries in for garnish.

GRINCH PUNCH

From Get Healthy U

This festive and frothy Grinch Punch cocktail will jazz up your next holiday party with this lower cocktail everyone will love!

Ingredients
1 container lime sherbert
1 bottle of champagne or prosecco
3 bottles of Izzes Clementine Sparkling Soda
1 fresh lime for garnish
Directions
To dust the rim of your glass just wet the rim of the glass with water and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
Add 2 tablespoons of lime sherbet (sub with sorbet if dairy free) to each glass.
Add equal parts of Champagne and Izzes Clementine soda.

WHITE CHRISTMAS MARTINI

From Wine and Glue

christmas martini in glasses rimmed with gold sugar
Ingredients
4 ounces Rum Chata
4 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounce sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass with ice.  Stir to combine.  Strain into gold rimmed martini glasses.

WINTER SOUR

From Sippity Sup

winter sour
Ingredients
1 ounce Campari
1 ½ ounce Meyer lemon juice
1 ½ ounce clover honey syrup (warm water and honey in a 1:1 ratio)
sprig fresh rosemary (about 2 inches)
small egg white

Directions

In a mixing glass, strip the leaves of 2 inches of rosemary and muddle lightly. Add the Meyer Lemon Juice and egg white and dry shake for 5 seconds. Add the Campari and honey syrup and fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds and strain up. Garnish with a few petals of rosemary or a short stem.

 

NUTELLA MARTINI

From The Londoner

Nutella Martinis - The Londoner-10\

Ingredients

400ml whole milk (or nut milk if you prefer) 

2 heaped scoops of Nutella

1 heaped spoonful of cocoa powder

3 shots of vodka

2 shots of Frangelico or Amaretto (optional)

Ice 

Extra Nutella & chopped hazelnuts (for serving)

 

Directions

Gently heat the milk in a pan, along with your Nutella and cocoa powder.

Keep stirring until it’s smooth and good ‘n’ hot!

Leave on one side to cool completely (speed up the process by putting it outside if you’re somewhere chilly)

While it’s chilling you can prep your glasses.

Spread some chocolate spread onto a side plate, and cover another plate in chopped hazelnuts.

Dip the rim of your glass into the chocolate and twist it 360 degrees.

Once the rim’s all coated, do the same in the pile of nuts. 

When your chocolate milk is nice & cold, pour into a cocktail shaker (this is my copper one).

Add your booze.

 Shake it, baby! And pour into martini glasses 

 

HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS CITRUS COCKTAIL

From Half Baked Harvest 

front on photo of Holy Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail

Ingredients
2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce St. Germain (elderflower liquor)
1/3 cup fresh squeezed clementine or blood orange juice
ginger beer, for topping
pomegranate arils, for topping
1 sprig fresh thyme or mint
Directions
1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the vodka, elderflower liquor (if using), and clementine juice. Top with ginger beer. Add the pomegranates and thyme or mint. Enjoy!

 

PEPPERMINT MOCHA CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL

From Threads and Blooms 

Christmas Cocktails using Kahlua and Baileys - the Peppermint Mocha

Ingredients
2 cups milk
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 pinch of sea salt
3 tbsp looseleaf mint tea leaves
2 oz Baileys
2 oz Kahlua
1 cup whipping cream
sugar/cocoa powder/ sea salt mix for garnish
mint for garnish
Directions
Add 2 cups of milk to a saucepan and bring to a simmer
Steep 3 tablespoons of loose leaf tea or 2 tea bags in the hot milk until the tea is extracted (about 4 minutes).
Mix in the sugar/cocoa powder/salt mix and stir
Pour this mixture into 2 cups and add 1 shot each of Kahlua and Baileys to each drink
Top the drink off with a generous amount of whipping cream
Sprinkle some sugar/cocoa power/sea salt on the top of the drink and garnish with a sprig of mint

 

BOOZY PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE

From Hot Beauty Health


Ingredients

⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup granulated sugar
a dash of sea salt
⅓ cup boiling water
3½ cups 2% reduced fat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cups peppermint schnapps
2 tbsps half and half (optional for extra creaminess)
1/2 cup bourbon
whipped cream (for topping)
dark chocolate shavings (for topping)

 

Directions

Step 1. Add cocoa powder, sugar, and salt to a medium saucepan and stir together.

Step 2. Stir in the boiling water. Once the cocoa powder and sugar fully dissolves, put over stovetop burner on medium heat.

Step 3. Add milk and let it heat up a bit while stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Don’t scorch it though. You should only be warming up the milk.

Step 4. Once warm enough or at your desired heated temperature, remove from heat and add in bourbon, peppermint schnapps, half and half (optional), and vanilla extract.

Step 5. Pour into 4 individual copper mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle a bit of dark chocolate shavings.

SPICED PEAR MARTINI

From The Kitchn

A Very Merry Cocktail Recipe: The Spiced Pear Margarita | Kitchn

Ingredients
1.5 oz silver tequila
.75 oz 
Poire William eau-de-ie (pear brandy)
1 oz 
fresh-squeezed lime juice
.75 oz 
spiced simple syrup 
Directions
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, and then shake and strain into a cocktail glass (rimmed with spiced sugar (see below) if you so desire).

 

CREAMY GINGERBREAD COOKIE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

From Made By A Princess 

Ingredients
 2.5 oz Vodka
2 oz Buttershots Butterscoth Schnapps
2.5 oz Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon Liquer
2 tbsp Ginger Syrup
2 oz Half and half
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
4 crushed ginger snap cookies
Top with fresh cinnamon whipped cream
Directions
Moisten rim of glass with vodka and dip in crushed cookies
Fill shaker with ice and add vodka, Buttershots, Baileys, ginger syrup, half & half, ground ginger, and cinnamon. Shake well.
Strain into cooked rimmed glass and top with fresh cinnamon whipped cream.
Serve and enjoy.

DARK CHERRY AMARETTO SOUR

From Cooking With Mama C

Dark Cherry Amaretto Sour - A fabulous holiday cocktail that's perfect any time of year! With frozen cherries, homemade sour mix and Sprite. #cocktailrecipes #amarettosour #cocktails
Ingredients
Simple Syrup (enough for 5; see notes)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Dark Cherry Amaretto Sour (one drink)
1 1/2 ounces Amaretto
3 ounces 7 UP or Sprite
3/4 ounce simple syrup (cooled)
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3 frozen dark pitted cherries (plus 1 for garnish)
slice of lemon for garnish (optional)
Directions
Make your simple syrup by heating the water in a small pot on the stove until it's almost boiling. Turn off the heat and stir in your sugar until it's dissolved. Let the mixture cool.
For each cocktail, place 3 frozen cherries in the bottom of a glass. Mash them with a fork. This is important for flavor and to give the cocktail its red color.
Add the Amaretto, soda pop, cooled simple syrup and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Garnish each drink with a lemon slice and an additional cherry, if desired.

COOKIES AND CREME COCKTAIL

From Simple Bites

Ingredients
1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
1 ounce Creme de Cacao
2 ounces Heavy Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
Corn syrup and crushed sugar cookies optional
Directions
Dip the rim of your glass in corn syrup, then into the crushed sugar cookies.
Pour the Irish Cream, Creme de Cacao, Heavy Cream, Vanilla and brown sugar into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake until well blended.
Pour into a small martini glass. Garnish with a small, homemade sugar cookie, if desired.
Looking for a festive cup to serve your cocktail in?  Check out our personalized Holiday cups here!

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