The holiday season is full of delicious meals, festive
treats and decadent desserts. But by New Year’s, most have had their fill of
glazed ham and reindeer cookies. This season, experiment with holiday cocktails
(adults only)! Though eggnog is a classic winter staple, it’s not the only
drink that tastes like Christmas in a cup. Here are 15 holiday cocktail recipes
that will make you wish it was December all year long. Cheers!
Beverages perfect for
Jingle Juice, a delicious blend of juices and orange liquor,
is the perfect way to start your morning. Fix yourself one in the a.m. and
you’ll be jingling all day!
Spiced Caramel Apple Martini
Martinis for breakfast or lunch may seem odd, but this
recipe is light enough to accompany any morning or afternoon meal. The
combination of lemon juice and apple cider will keep you warm all day.
Mimosas, full of orange juice and pineapple juice, are a
traditional morning drink. This spin adds grenadine, which gives it a perfect holiday
Tasty cocktails for
Cranberry Ginger Fizz
This is a temptingly sweet, juicy drink that adds a punch to
any cocktail hour. It’s great for parties, too!
Don’t let the name fool you; this drink is anything but
grinchy. Melon flavored Midori makes a rich green drink with a splash of lemon
juice for a sour kick. Garnish it with a cherry or candy cane for a sweet touch.
Candy Cane Lane
A minty blend of peppermint schnapps and grenadine is an
ideal pre-dinner cocktail. This drink is named perfectly; properly made, it
looks just like a candy cane.
Gourmet dinner drinks
The Christmas Jones pairs great with any entrée. A
lemon-lime soda turns into a tasty evening beverage with just vodka and fruit.
Top with a mint garnish and you have a lovely holiday drink.
A clever spin-off of classic eggnog, this martini adds
sugar, cornstarch and a splash of pumpkin-pie spice. Warning: after trying,
you’ll never want plain eggnog again.
A perfect solution for Christmas toasts, orange-flavored
vodka and a sugar cube turn regular champagne into a delicious holiday
Delicious treats for
Godiva Chocolate Martini
Nothing could be more suited for a dessert cocktail than a
martini made with Godiva chocolate. This cocktail is the ideal balance of
chocolate and vodka without being too heavy. Enjoy!
Cake Batter Martini
Skip the cake and head straight for this martini. Made with
Pinnacle whipped cream vodka, crème de cacao and heavy cream, this drink tastes
just like a slice of cake. Don’t forget to coat the rim of the glass with
frosting and sprinkles!
Mix hot chocolate and Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka and
what do you get? A deliciously rich, chocolate cocktail. Garnish with
marshmallows on a skewer and you’ll feel like you’re sitting around a campfire.
Festive shooters for
late night fun
A blend of mint and grenadine taste like a candy cane in a
shot. Serve your friends these before a night on the town and you’ll be as
jolly as Santa Claus himself.
Christmas Tree Jello Shot
Add vodka and bourbon to green Jello and red sugar for a
Christmas tree that’s good enough to drink.
A winter wonderland in a shot glass! Mint, white chocolate
and a splash of brandy will have you ready to make snow angels in no time.
We hope you’ve found some drink recipes that are perfect for
meals, parties and after dark. Remember, if you plan to try any of our ideas,
arrange to have someone else drive. Here is a link for an awesome taxi service
in Knoxville: Knoxville World Class Taxi. Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season!