Raise Your Glass

Celebrate the season with these five festive holiday cocktail recipes.

Winter Wonderland 

Courtesy of Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs 

Drink your dessert with this classic candy cane martini. It tastes just like Christmas. 

Ingredients:

· 1½ ounces vodka

· ¾ ounces peppermint schnapps

· ¾ ounces white chocolate liqueur

· Mini candy cane and red sugar 

Directions:

Mix and chill ingredients. Pour into a red sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane hanging on the rim. 

Boozy Frozen Hot Chocolate

Courtesy of Cocktails Catering

Try this playful adult spin on the traditional holiday classic – hot chocolate!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 packet hot chocolate mix
  • 1.5 oz. white crème de cacao
  • 1.5 oz. peppermint schnapps 
  • 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka

Directions:

Blend together, serve with a peppermint stick and enjoy!

Reindeer Punch

Courtesy of Margaritaville Resort Orlando

With its bright, raspberry garnish, this festive cocktail is perfect for Christmas Eve. Maybe even leave one behind for Santa. 

Ingredients:

· 1½ ounces Grey Goose vodka

· ½ ounce Chambord

· ½ ounce Margaritaville Triple Sec

· 2 ounces Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice

· Prosecco

· Blueberries and raspberries, garnish

Directions:

Add ingredients into shaker with ice and give a healthy shake. Strain content into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with raspberries and blueberries if preferred. 

Reader Recipe! 🡨Put this in a starburst

Coquito

Courtesy of Melissa Perez

This traditional Puerto Rican cocktail is similar to eggnog but has a tropical twist. 

Ingredients:

-1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
-1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
-1 (15-ounce) can coconut cream, such as Coco López
-1.5 cups white Don Q rum (adjust to taste)

– ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

– 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

– cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Directions:
Mix all ingredients with a hand whisk and chill in the freezer. Serve in glasses with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Bourbon Ball Drop

Courtesy of Garrison Brothers Distillery

Ring in a brand new year by toasting with this twist on an old-fashioned. When served in a flute, you won’t even miss the champagne. 

Ingredients:

-1 ounce Garrison Brothers Small Batch whiskey

-2 dashes Angostura bitters

-3 ounces dry hard cider

-Sugar to taste

-Cherry, garnish

-Orange peel, garnish

Directions:

In a flute glass, add Garrison Brothers, bitters and sugar to taste. Top with a dry, hard cider and garnish with a cherry and an orange peel. 

Reader Recipe! 🡨Put this in a starburst

Cranberry Punch

Courtesy Carmen Rossetti

When looking for a pretty holiday cocktail to serve your guests, look no further. This reader recipe is sure to impress!

Ingredients:

  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Prosecco
  • St. Germain
  • Cranberries, for garnish, frozen
  • Oranges, for garnish, frozen
  • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish, frozen
  • Rock sugar, for garnish

Directions:

Freeze cranberries and slices of oranges. Wet rosemary, pat dry, sprinkle with small rock sugar and freeze. Once frozen, combine and mix all ingredients. Place a few frozen cranberries in a flute glass and a frozen orange slice on the rim of the glass. Pour mixture into the glass, and garnish with the frozen, sugarcoated rosemary.

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