There’s nothing better than Christmas and cocktails. Stay cozy at home this holiday season by honing in on your mixology skills and crafting your own holiday favorites. I caught up with some of the best liquor companies, restaurants and caterers to find out the top holiday-inspired drinks of 2016. These six seasonal sips are guaranteed to help even the Grinch get into the spirit of the season.
This blend of bold flavors and bright colors is the perfect way to celebrate the final days of fall. As the autumn breeze begins to leave, shake up this blend from Cointreau’s seasonal cocktails and enjoy the last few weeks of pumpkins and foliage. Made with carrot juice, fresh lime juice and maple syrup, this seasonal sip will have your taste buds begging for more. Get the recipe.
Andrea Correale, celebrity caterer and founder and CEO of Elegant Affairs based on Long Island, has concocted a cocktail that puts a holiday twist on traditional brunch. Prepared with orange juice, cranberry juice and, of course, Champagne, Correale’s cocktail is a staple for Sunday brunch. Get the recipe.
This drink has been expertly crafted by mixologists at Café Boulud, a high-class restaurant with locations in New York and Palm Beach. A light mix of citrus flavors complemented by holiday cranberries makes this a perfect drink for welcoming in the holiday season. Get the recipe.
The Intense Ginger Love
The Intense Ginger Love is simple, spicy and packs a generous punch. This seasonal sip, crafted by Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, combines Caliche Rum, Barrow’s Intense, strawberries and sparkling wine for a drink with a tangy kick. Get the recipe.
The holidays and eggnog go hand in hand. Spice up a traditional Christmas cup with an eggnog-inspired holiday cocktail. This recipe from Logan Inn in Pennsylvania expertly combines aged white rum with homemade eggnog. Get the recipe.
Snow White will make all your holiday wishes come true. The simple and delicious fairytale recipe combines tequila with apple brandy, Campari and sweet vermouth for a mouthwatering cocktail that you’ll want to drink all year round. Get the recipe.