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8 December 2020 | 5 min read

Best Holiday Cocktails Recipes To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

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Probably the best way to get into the holiday spirit is enjoying a festive sip. And. If you’re looking for festive ideas, these holiday cocktail recipes will definitely make your nights merry. With this assortment of delicious concoctions, we have your holiday season parties sorted.

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1. Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet

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Ingredients:

  • Preferred brandy – about 60ml
  • A tiny spoonful of cherry juice
  • Sugar cube – 1 or 1tsp of sugar
  • A splash of orange juice
  • Bitters
  • Any sweet fizzy drink
  • Ice
  • Orange slice, cherry – for garnish

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in a glass and stir vigorously.
  • Add ice cubes.
  • Garnish with the orange slice and cherry. Serve.

(Prep time: 5 mins)

2. Charred Lemon-Gin Sparkler

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Ingredients:

For the charred lemon juice:

  • Lemons, halved – 12
  • For gin rosemary mixer:
  • Small sprigs of rosemary, cut in half
  • Sugar – 6 Tbsp
  • Gin – 2 cups
  • Charred lemon juice – 1 cup

For each cocktail:

  • Gin rosemary mixer – 1/4 cup
  • Sparkling wine – 2 Tbsp
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprig – for garnish

Method:

  • To prepare the charred lemon juice, preheat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Place lemon halves cut side down and cook until well charred. It should take about 2 minutes. After they’ve cooled down, squeeze out juice and strain the seeds.
  • For the gin rosemary mixer, in a pitcher or a jar, combine rosemary and sugar, mixing roughly with a wooden spoon until you can smell the rosemary. Now add the gin and lemon juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Refrigerate; remove rosemary after an hour or so.
  • To prepare the cocktail, fill a glass with ice. Pour the gin rosemary mixer through a fine strainer.
  • Top this with sparkling wine and stir lightly.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Serve.

(Prep time: 15 mins)

3. Evergreen Swizzle

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Ingredients:

  • Gin – 45ml
  • Yellow Chartreuse – 45ml
  • Pine Liqueur – 15ml
  • Fresh Lime Juice – 15ml
  • Syrup – 15ml

Method:

  • Shake all ingredients with ice.
  • Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Stir or swizzle with a swizzle stick, add more crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and serve.

(Prep time: 5-7 mins)

4. Elevation

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Ingredients:

  • Tequila – 1 ½
  • Fresh lemon juice – ¾ parts
  • Liqueur
  • Ice

Method:

  • Put all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, and shake.
  • Fine strain the contents into a chilled coupe.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

(Prep time: 5 mins)

5. Cranberry Bourbon Negroni

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Ingredients:

  • Pure cranberry soda – about 120ml
  • Bourbon – 60ml
  • Campari – 60ml
  • Sweet vermouth – 60ml
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange twists for garnish
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Orange wedge – 1

Method:

  • Add cranberry soda, bourbon, Campari, and vermouth in a cocktail shaker, and give it a good shake.
  • Pour sugar on a plate. Rub the rim of a glass with the orange wedge and dunk the rim into the sugar.
  • Now, fill the glass halfway with ice.
  • Pour the cranberry bourbon mixture into the glass and garnish with an orange peel.

(Prep time: 10 mins)

6. Hot Buttered Rum

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Ingredients:

For the spiced butter mix:

  • Butter – 1 stick
  • Brown sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Nutmeg – 1 tsp
  • Cloves – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1/2 tsp

For the rum cocktail:

  • 1 large spoonful of the prepared spiced butter
  • 1 shot dark rum
  • Boiling hot water

For garnish:

  • Orange peel
  • Cinnamon stick

Method:

To make spiced butter:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter with brown sugar and spices.
  • Mix well and set aside.

To make hot buttered rum:

  • In an Irish coffee glass or any other mug, add the spiced butter and rum.
  • Pour hot water on top and stir well.
  • Garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick.

(Prep time: 15-20 mins)

7. Whiskey Sour

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Ingredients:

  • Double rye – 60ml
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – 15ml
  • Syrup – 15ml
  • Egg white – 1
  • Brandied cherries – for garnish

Method:

  • Chill a martini glass.
  • Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  • Strain back into the shaker to shake again with no ice.
  • Double strain into the chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with bitters and brandied cherries.

(Prep time: 10 mins)

8. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

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Ingredients:

  • Bourbon – 60ml
  • Cranberry juice – 20ml
  • Fresh lemon juice – 10ml
  • Rosemary honey syrup – 20ml

Method:

  • To make the rosemary honey syrup, take 1 quarter of boiling water and add 7-10 sprigs of rosemary. Cover and let it rest for ten minutes, then remove rosemary, mix with 1 quarter of honey, and stir until honey has dissolved.
  • Mix this with the rest of the ingredients. Just make sure to add the lemon juice at the last minute.
  • Stir well and serve.

(Prep time: 15 mins)

9. Hot Toddy

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Ingredients:

  • Bourbon – 45ml
  • Honey syrup – 15ml
  • Lemon slices – 2
  • Hot water – 75ml
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Method:

  • Muddle 2 lemon slices in a whiskey glass.
  • Add all other remaining ingredients and stir in the glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

(Prep time: 5 mins)

10. Winter Wonderland

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Ingredients:

  • Vodka – 45ml
  • Peppermint schnapps – 20ml
  • White chocolate liqueur – 20ml
  • Candy cane – to decorate
  • Sugar
    • Method:

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

      (Prep time: 10 mins)

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