If you are hosting a Christmas or holiday party, you might want to make some special drinks for your party guests. Try the Christmas drink recipes below to bring a bit of holiday cheer to your party.
These cocktail recipes were previously published by me on my Party Planner topic on Examiner.
Cup of Good Cheer Christmas Cocktail
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Cherry
1/2 oz. white creme de cacao
4 oz. Hot Cocoa
1 oz. Half ‘n Half
Whipped cream in a can
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Red or green sugar sprinkles for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a holiday mug. Top with whipped cream, sugar sprinkles and a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately.
Peppermint Patty Christmas Cocktail
1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz. Dark Creme De Cacao
1 tsp Creme de Menthe
8 oz. hot cocoa
Chocolate shavings for garnish
Candy cane for garnish
Stir the liqueurs together in a mug. Fill to near top with hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Add a candy cane to the drink for garnish. Serve immediately. This makes a delicious after dinner drink.
Gingerbread Apple Christmas Cocktail
2 oz. Domaine de Canton
1 oz. vanilla vodka
2.5 oz. apple cider
A few drops of lemon juice
Graham cracker crumbs
Wet the rim of the glass with agave syrup then dip into graham cracker crumbs. Place all ingredients except for orange zest in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into glass. Grate orange zest on drink and serve.
Blizzard Christmas Cocktail
2 ounces Irish whiskey or rum
1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur, like Frangelico
1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur, like Bailey’s
Dollop of whipped cream
In a glass coffee mug, stir together whiskey, hazelnut liqueur, and Irish cream. Fill to top with hot coffee. Garnish cocktail with whipped cream and serve immediately. This makes an awesome after dinner cocktail.
Candy Cane Christmas Cocktail
1 crushed candy cane, for garnish
2 ounces strawberry vodka
4 dashes white creme de menthe
2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
1 whole candy cane, for garnish
Wet the rim of a martini glass with water and coat rim with crushed candy cane. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice. Shake until well combined. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with whole candy cane hung on the side of the glass and serve.
Remember, these drinks contain alcohol and are for adults only.