Elevate Your Christmas Celebrations with Creative Cocktails

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread cheer than by shaking up some festive cocktails that will dazzle your guests? This Christmas, let's step away from the ordinary and elevate our celebrations with creative and delicious concoctions that capture the spirit of the season. Get ready to embark on a mixology journey that will make your gatherings merry and bright!

 

1. Jack Frost

Craving a tropical escape amid the holiday hustle? Let the Jack Frost cocktail whisk you away with a single sip, immersing you into a sun-soaked paradise—an ideal and festive getaway in every glass!

Ingredients: 

Directions: Lightly coat the rim of a martini glass with honey. Then, rim with coconut shavings. Pour rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, and coconut syrup into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake ingredients. Using a strainer, pour ingredients into the martini glass. 

 

2. Santa's Cookies

The Santa's Cookies cocktail brings together the timeless allure of a classic Old Fashioned with a delectable infusion of seasonal flavors, creating a sensory experience that captures the spirit of Christmas in every sip.

Ingredients: 

Directions: Pour bourbon, burnt sugar whiskey, vanilla whiskey and cocoa bitters into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well-chilled. Using a strainer, pour ingredients into a rocks glass that contains one large ice cube. Garnish with star anise. 

 

3. Orange Spice and Everything Nice

To savor the Orange Spice and Everything Nice cocktail is to embark on a journey through a winter wonderland of flavors, where the citrusy notes interplay with the warmth of spices, creating a perfect balance that is both comforting and invigorating.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz. Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin
  • 1 oz. orange juice 
  • .50 oz. lemon juice
  • .50 oz. winter spice simple syrup
  • .25 oz. demerara 
  • Egg white
  • Muddled cranberries
  • Garnish: Cranberries and rosemary sprig 

Directions: Add 5-7 cranberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Pour egg white, gin, orange juice, lemon juice, winter spice simple syrup, and demerara into the shaker. Shake well for about 30 seconds. Add ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake for an additional 5-10 seconds. Using a strainer, pour ingredients into a coupe glass. Garnish with skewered cranberries and a rosemary sprig. 

 

This holiday season, go beyond the expected and treat your guests to an unforgettable experience with these creative Christmas cocktails. Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or enjoying a cozy night by the fire, these elevated libations will add a touch of magic to your celebrations. Cheers to a season filled with joy, laughter, and, of course, delicious cocktails!