Spread Holiday Cheer This Season with These Must Try Holiday Cocktails

With the Holiday season fully upon us, many of us are either hosting or co-hosting parties. As fun as it is to host parties, it takes a lot of effort, especially when trying to come up with fun and innovative recipes for guests to enjoy.

One of the most imperative elements that sets the bar of a party from the moment guests walk in are the cocktails. Creating custom cocktails is a fun way to let your creativity fly, especially when the party that the cocktails are being made for is an occasion or theme. The Holiday season is the time of year to spread cheer, so spread some Holiday cheer this year by making some of our favorite cocktails!

MERRY & BRIGHT

Don’t let this image fool you! It might look like this is strawberry milk, but in actuality it’s a coffee liqueur cocktail with a touch of food coloring to keep things merry & bright (the origin of its name). Full Recipe.

SERVES: 4

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

 

PREPARATION

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the milk, Kahlua and rum. Shake and mix well.
  2. Add in 4 drops of the red food coloring and mix well.
  3. Serve in cocktail glasses. Top it off with sprinkles if desired.

 

PEPPERMINT MILK SHOTS

Milk isn’t always the first ingredient that comes to mind when making shots, but these shots will make you wonder why it hasn’t been. One of our favorite ways to spruce up these shots is by serving them in edible shot glasses. During this time of year, an abundance of edible shot glasses are available. One of our favorites are the peppermint shot glasses. Full Recipe.

SERVES: 6

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

 

PREPARATION

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the milk, vodka, sugar and peppermint extract. Shake and mix well.
  2. Serve in shot glasses.

 

THE GRINCH

Peppermint is a flavor that many of us can’t seem to get enough, especially during this time of year. With all of the peppermint desserts out there, the perfect pair is a smooth peppermint cocktail. Full Recipe.

SERVES: 4

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

 

PREPARATION

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the heavy cream, vodka, Kahlua and Crème De Menthe. Shake and mix well.
  2. Serve in cocktail glasses.

 

SANTA’S HOT COCOA

To cap off the night, nothing speaks comfort more than hot cocoa. What’s better than hot cocoa as a cocktail to end the night? Well hot cocoa with a touch of liquor of course! Full Recipe.

SERVES: 4

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

 

PREPARATION

  1. On the stove top over medium heat, heat the milk but don’t let it boil.
  2. Once the milk is hot, mix in the cocoa powder well.
  3. Lower the heat and add the Baileys. Stir well.
  4. Serve the hot chocolate in decorative mugs if desired, or regular mugs.
  5. Top off the hot chocolate with marshmallows, chocolate chips and crushed pieces of a candy cane.