The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry! With out-of-town family members coming to visit, friends stopping by to catch up and exchange gifts, you’ll need to make sure you have something for everyone to enjoy when they drop in. Whether you’re planning on throwing a big Christmas party or simply looking for some fun Christmas themed cocktails to sip on with your girlfriends, these cheerful cocktails will have you and your guests sipping satisfactorily.
Now go get out your cocktail shaker and get ready to wow your holiday guests with these seasonal, and sensational, Christmas themed cocktails!
Rosemary Sprig Accented Gin & Tonic
- 2 oz. gin
- 4 oz. tonic water
- 1 cucumber
- 1 lime
- 1 rosemary sprig (per glass)
Directions: Cut your cucumber in half and slice. Then slice your lime into 8 little wedges. Add 3 pieces of sliced cucumber, 1 oz gin, juice from 1 lime and 1 rosemary sprig into a highball glass (a tall glass that holds between 8 – 10 oz of liquid.) Next strain this through a mesh strainer and pour into another highball glass. Throw a few pieces of ice into the second glass along with 3 new slices of cucumber. Now pour the rest of your gin and tonic concoction into the highball glass. Garnish with 1 rosemary sprig.
Candy Cane Cocktail
- 1 oz peppermint schnapps
- 1 oz white chocolate liqueur
- 1 oz vanilla rum
- Candy canes for garnish
Directions: Get out your cocktail shaker again, fill it with ice, and add in all of the liquid ingredients. Shake well then strain out into a martini glass. Finish it off by garnishing the cocktail with a candy cane.
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- Bottle of champagne
- 1 lime
- Package of cranberries (frozen)
Directions: Before you begin making this cocktail, throw your package of cranberries into the freezer until cranberries become frozen. Now go get out your champagne flutes. Add 1 oz of cranberry juice to each flute, squeeze in some lime juice then fill up your glass with champagne. Lastly throw in a few frozen cranberries as garnish.
Cinnamon White Russian
- ½ oz Kahlua
- ½ oz milk (half and half or whatever your preference)
- 1 oz Smirnoff Cinna-Sugar Twist
- Cinnamon to garnish or cinnamon sticks
Directions: Get out your cocktail shaker and add in the above liquids to your ice filled shaker. Shake well then pour over ice and garnish with the ground cinnamon. If you opted for cinnamon sticks then just stick one in each drink for garnish.
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