These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Nothing complements the holidays better than festive libations to enjoy with friends and family. If throwing a party, we have selected a slew of easy holiday cocktails that are celebration worthy as the season. Whether you’re cozying up by the fireplace with a warm Christmas cocktail, or welcoming guests with a sparkling spirit, these simple and delicious recipes will become favorites this season and in years to come.

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin Negroni 1651

Created by the late, great gaz regan (NY)

 Ingredients:

Method:

Stir with ice in an ice-filled rocks glass, garnish with an orange wedge, and then serve. (Finger-stirring optional.)

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Tanteo Tequila Sparkling Margarita

 Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Tanteo® Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz. Sparkling Wine or Club Soda
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Agave Nectar

Method:

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice Stir well and strain into a chilled Coupe Glass. Garnish with a lemon twist

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Tanteo Tequila Cranberry Punch

 Ingredients:

  • 20 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
  • 20 oz. 100% Cranberry Juice (No sugar added)
  • 10 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 5 oz. Agave Nectar

Method:

In a punch bowl, mix all ingredients together and stir. Top with lime slices, fresh cranberries and jalapeños.

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Starward New World Egg Nog

Created by Tui Tekaaho, Beverage Director, Peachy’s NYC

 Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Starward Australian Whisky
  • 1 oz. Apricot Brandy
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 5 oz. Heavy Cream
  • 5 oz. Honey Syrup

Method:

Combine Starward, brandy, egg, cream and honey in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain vigorously and strain into an empty Collins glass. Top with sparkling wine and serve.

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These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Woodford Reserve Bring Back Black Manhattan

Created by Erica Gantt, Savannah, Georgia

Ingredients:

  • 5 part(s) Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • .75 part(s) Dumangin Ratafia de Champagne
  • .5 part(s) Barolo Cocchi Chianto
  • 2 dash (es) 18.21 Aromatic Prohibition Bitters

Method:

Add all measured ingredients to a mixing glass. Ice should be added (enough to cover the liquid), stir the cocktail until gently diluted. Strain with a julep strainer into coupe glass. Express an orange peel over the top. Garnish with a Woodford Reserve Bourbon cherry.

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Smoke on my Sweater

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. GEM&BOLT
  • ¾ oz. fresh brewed coffee
  • ½ oz. pure maple syrup
  • ¾ oz. aquafaba
  • 3-4 coffee beans
  • Dried organic damiana leaves
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Method:

Dry shake the aquafaba in a cocktail shaker, introducing it to air to create froth. Next, add remaining ingredients and 2 -3 ice cubes to the shaker. Then, strain liquid into coup glass. Use roughly ground coffee beans. Spring the ground coffee and a small pitch of dried damiana atop the cocktail and enjoy!

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Raspberry Revel

Ingredients:

  • 5 raspberries
  • 1 ounce Chase Potato Vodka
  • 3 ounces #Lou
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut cream

Method: 

Muddle raspberries. Then, add all ingredients except #Lou into shaker, add ice and shake for 15-20 seconds. Next, add chilled #Lou to shaker and then strain into a double rocks glass. Add ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and raspberries.

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Do It For The Graham

(Trademark Taste + Grind)

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Aged Cachaça
  • 5 oz. Marie Brizard Dark Chocolate liqueur
  • 5 oz. Coconut Milk
  • 5 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Dash of Vanilla (Vodka or Extract)

Method:

Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake and garnish with Golden Grahams and marshmallows.

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Holiday In Rio

(Winnie’s Jazz Bar)

Ingredients:

  • 5 Avuá Cachaça Bálsamo
  • 75 Pineapple juice
  • 5 Lemon juice
  • 5 Simple Syrup
  • 4 Dashes Absinthe
  • Pinch of Maldon salt

Method:

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, and then pour into a cocktail glass.

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Frozen Hot Chocolate

(Refinery Rooftop)

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Tito’s Vodka
  • 4 oz. Marie Brizard Chocolate
  • 2 oz. Chocolate Syrup
  • 2 oz. Coco Lopez
  • 6 oz. Ice (by weight)

Method:

Blend all together and garnish with shaved chocolate (Serves 4).

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These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Korbel Brandy Spiced Cider Punch

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Korbel® Brandy
  • 1 tbsp. Whole Cloves
  • 1 liter Sweet Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 gallon Apple Cider
  • 2 pinches Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tbsp. Whole Spice
  • Orange and Lemon Slices

Method:

In a large pot, combine dry ingredients. Pour apple cider, soda and Korbel Brandy over ingredients and warm. Serve hot and garnish with additional cinnamon and fruit.

These Easy Holiday Cocktails Are Bound To Make Your Spirits Bright

Korbel Brandy Gingersnap

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Eggnog
  • 4 parts Korbel® California Brandy
  • ½ part Ginger Liqueur
  • Cinnamon Stick or Ground Cinnamon

Method:

Combine eggnog and Korbel California Brandy in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cinnamon (optional).

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