Drink and be merry this season because several refreshing cocktails and mocktails will be served your way!
Christmastime is not complete without a lot of food and of course, dinner parties and holiday lunches will be mush better with some drinks.
Here are 21 of our favourites!:
Christmas Themed Drinkies:
You can serve this either martini style or on the rocks like a fizz, cooler, spritzer or whatever else you want to call it. Martini form will obviously be a little stronger since there’s less club soda in it. If you want to put it in a tall glass with ice you can do that too.
Sangria is fool proof, so anyone could try making this!
Put your kids’ spare candy cane to good use!
Yep, White Christmas in a cocktail. Slurp!
When you need a festive holiday cocktail, look no further than this easy spritzer made with orange juice, lemon-lime soft drink, cherry juice, and vodka. If you want a non-alcoholic beverage, just leave out the vodka and add more orange juice or soft drink.
Christmas you say? This drink also screams Valentines or Anniversary date night!
Cold and Refreshing on a Hot Summer’s Day:
Cranberries are definitely in season, thus this cocktail. Drink this up while you’re wrapping some last minute gifts.
Yep, summertime is here!
Time to whip out your apple cider.
Like the many maligned Mai Tai recipes floating about in the cocktail ether, the originator of this tiki classic has been muddied, with accounts naming Don the Beachcomber and others fingering his rival, Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron. Either way, Vic’s version is the one that lingers as the canonical formula.
Sweet strawberries are the star here, permeating every sip of this enticing sangria. Choose brightly-colored, plump berries that still have their green caps attached. Store in the refrigerator (preferably in a single layer) in a moisture proof container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
The perfect summer cocktail, a cross between a tall glass of fresh brewed iced green tea and a mojito!! I think this is going to be my signature drink all summer, it’s icy cool, and has the added bonus of antioxidant rich green tea.
Milky Rich and Delicious:
Classic White Russian Cocktails get a contemporary and delicious upgrade with one of the most popular flavors of the season: salted caramel. These Salted Caramel White Russians are the perfect cocktail for fall and the upcoming holiday season.
In just three quick steps you can start serving the best damn Christmas cocktail you and your guests have ever toasted to. After shaking your liquor, eggnog, and ginger-molasses together with ice, rim glasses with cinnamon-sugar, then serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
You have to really like sugar to be able to drink a glass of this stuff. It’s made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, Frangelico, chocolate milk, and of course Nutella.
Be sure to use an espresso roast in these recipes or the alcohol will overwhelm the coffee flavor. You can easily change the flavors by using one of the flavored Baileys Irish Creams rather than the classic. You should adjust the amounts of sugar and alcohol to your own tastes.
Mocktails and Punches for the Whole Family
Quick and refreshing, this Sparkling Strawberry Punch is festive and can be served at picnics, on holidays, or simply as a pick me up on a hot summer afternoon.
Use candy canes as fun garnishes for this orange juice and vodka cocktail. Its red-orange color comes from the addition of maraschino cherry juice.
This sparkling punch recipe pairs tangy pink lemonade with tart cranberry juice for an irresistible sweet-and-sour combination. Add some bubbles by mixing in club soda, and garnish with a few fresh mint springs to celebrate the season.
Make this lovely healthy frozen fruit crush for the kids when it’s hot outside or freeze it in drink bottles for a special school treat.
What’s great about this drink is that you can add as much or as little of something to suit your taste preference.
Floating fresh berries in fruit juice and Sprite makes a fun drink that everyone can enjoy. This Pineapple Orange Punch would be a delicious addition to any party.