Dec 14

Holiday Themed Cocktails Perfect For Hosting

Hosting an upcoming Holiday? Put away the boring sparkling cider and treat your guests to something memorable with these unique holiday themed cocktail recipes.

Holiday Ornament
Created by Ashley Rodriguez


  • 1 1/2 oz Baileys Original
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1-2 oz Heavy Cream
  • 2 dashes Peppermint Extract
  • Honey for Ornament Rim
  • Crushed Candy Canes for Ornament Rim
  • Mini Candy Cane for Garnish


  1. Combine Baileys Original, vodka, heavy cream and peppermint extract into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake Well.
  2. Line the rim of clear ornament with honey and dip into crushed candy cane pieces.
  3. Funnel contents from shaker into ornament.
  4. Garnish with mini candy cane.

Ideal Serve:

Clear Ornament

Don’s Apple Cider
Created by Lauren Davis


  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio 70
  • 1 oz Apple Cider
  • 1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Cinnamon for Garnish


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 6 Cinnamon Sticks


  1. Combine sugar, warm water and cinnamon sticks over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  2. Let cinnamon sticks seep for 12 hours.


  1. Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, apple cider, cinnamon syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake Well.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over large ice cube.
  3. Top with freshly grated cinnamon.

Ideal Serve:

Rocks Glass

SMIRNOFF Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Created by Kendra Darr of Simply Darrling


  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka
  • 8 ounces Hot Chocolate (I prefer warm milk and chocolate sauce)
  • 3-4 Peppermint Marshmallows

Preparation: Stir Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka into a mug of hot chocolate Top with marshmallows & enjoy!


Bulleit Hot Toddy


  • 1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 tsp. fine grain sugar
  • 2 small cloves
  • 1.5 oz. boiling water

Preparation: Add Bulleit Bourbon, fine grain sugar, and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. Stir.


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