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6 Christmas cocktails to get you through this holiday season.

Insight Tips Published on Dec 14

With the holiday season in full swing, no celebration is complete without a signature cocktail recipe. We put together a selection of our favorite Christmas cocktails, perfect for your venue’s bar menu this winter.

Grab your shakers, and get into the spirit!

White Christmas Mojito

INGREDIENTS

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 1 tablespoon coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • sparkling water for topping
  • pomegranate arils for serving


INSTRUCTIONS

In a glass, muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves until the leaves have broken down. Fill the glass half way with ice.
In a blender, combine the white rum, coconut rum, and coconut milk and pulse until smooth. Pour over the ice and stir to combine. Top with sparkling water, mint and pomegranate. Enjoy!

(courtesy: Half Baked Harvest)

Apple Pie on the Rocks

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz . Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz . Fireball Whiskey
  • 4 oz . Organic Apple Juice
  • Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar for the rimGrind a little finer for more successful sugaring
  • Optional: Cinnamon Stick for Garnish
  • Ice


INSTRUCTIONS

Wet the rim of your rocks glass just a little, and gently sugar the rim with the brown sugar.
In a martini shaker, pour the vodka, Fireball, apple juice and ground cinnamon together with a handful of ice cubes.
Shake 10 times and pour the contents into the glass without wiping off the sugar rim.
Serve chilled and with a cinnamon stick, for garnish.

(courtesy: Vegan Yack Attack)

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups prosecco, chilled
  • 1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint


INSTRUCTIONS

In a large pitcher, whisk together prosecco and limoncello.
Serve over raspberries, garnished with mint, if desired.

(courtesy: Damn Delicious)

The Harvest Sparkle

INGREDIENTS

For the cider honey syrup

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup orange juice

For a single cocktail

  • 1 ounce whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cider honey syrup
  • 1 ounce prosecco, champagne, or sparkling white wine (or enough to top off the glass)
  • 1/2 sprig of rosemary


INSTRUCTIONS

In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk the honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and orange juice together until it starts to bubble. Remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.

In a pitcher or shaker, mix the honey syrup and whiskey together with a good amount of ice so that it is completely chilled. Strain into a different pitcher or serving glass. (Note: caution that you don’t let the honey and whiskey mixture sit in the ice for too long so that it doesn’t get watered down.

Keep refrigerated.

Just before serving, add prosecco to top off the glass and garnish with a ½ sprig of rosemary.

(courtesy: Fed & Fit)

Raspberry Cream Mimosa

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag frozen raspberries (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1/4 sugar (or more depending on taste, see below)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bottle of Martin & Rossi Asti Champagne – or – Sparkling Wine (Asti is more of a sweet champagne, you can use a dryer champagne for more of a bitter sweet taste)
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small sauce pan, thaw raspberries on medium heat until they’ve broken down and become soup-like.
  2. Add sugar to sauce pan and combine, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add more sugar to taste if you’d like it more sweet.
  3. Remove from heat and puree until well blended.
  4. Pour mixture through sieve in to freezer-safe container to remove raspberry seeds. Let mixture cool.
  5. Add cream, stirring to combine.
  6. Place in freezer for 3-4 hours (or overnight), until frozen.
  7. When you’re ready to serve, add 2-3 tablespoons to each champagne glass. Pour champagne over each and top with raspberries (I used small bamboo picks). You can also drop a few raspberries directly in to your mimosas!

(courtesy: The Stier Aesthetic)

Cranberry Margarita

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice (I recommend using a brand that is 100% juice)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • ice cubes


INSTRUCTIONS

Stir all ingredients together until blended.  Serve over ice in sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses, garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired.

(courtesy: Gimme Some Oven)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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