10 Festive Holiday Cocktail Ideas
There are a lot of things we do to get ourselves in the holiday spirit: bake cookies, wear ugly sweaters, and shop for gifts. But if you’re an adult, you also might celebrate the holiday season with special holiday drinks! Check out these 10 festive holiday cocktail ideas to make you and your guests extra cheerful this holiday season.
Black Walnut Bourbon Cocktails
Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters are the ideal cocktail bitters for bourbon drinks, especially in the winter. Make a heartwarming, seasonal cocktail with black walnut bitters, bourbon, and maple syrup. Another option is to make a hard cider with bourbon and black walnut, which can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Chocolate Aztec Eggnog
It’s impossible to think of holiday cocktails without thinking of the decadence and spice of Eggnog. Change up the traditional Eggnog recipe with Fee Brothers Chocolate Aztec Bitters. Mix in a few drops with the usual bourbon, spiced rum, eggs, and milk or heavy cream. Fee Brothers Chocolate Aztec Bitters also pair well with coffee liqueur. Drizzle with Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce.
Ginger Cranberry Cocktail
Cranberries are everywhere during the holiday season, especially in mixed drinks! One of the most popular mixed drinks involving cranberry juice also includes ginger beer and vodka. It’s a delightfully light cocktail for those who aren’t as into creamy drinks such as White Russians or Eggnog.
Plum Yuzu Cocktail
Let the sugar plum fairy bring you something deliciously different this year when it comes to holiday cocktails. Yuzu juice, a popular Japanese citrus juice, pairs very well with gin and vodka cocktails. Mix in a few drops of Fee Brothers Plum Bitters and garnish with a sprig of thyme for extra holiday vibes.
Pomegranate Champagne with Wild Hibiscus Flower
All celebrations, be they birthdays, graduations, or holidays, are better with Champagne! Make your Champagne even more flavorful by mixing it with pomegranate syrup. Place a Wild Hibiscus Flower in Rose Syrup at the bottom of the Champagne flute for an even more visually stunning drink.
Salted Caramel White Russian
Jordan’s Skinny Sugar-Free Salted Caramel Syrup will turn your average White Russian cocktail into something even more indulgent. Add this zero calorie, zero sugar salted caramel syrup to vodka, cream, and coffee liquor for a more festive take on the classic cocktail.
Chocolate Coconut Macaron Cocktail
This is one of the most delicious holiday drinks you can make. Flavor your next rum cocktail or vodka cocktail with Jordan’s Skinny Sugar-Free Chocolate Coconut Macaron Syrup. Mix in milk, cream, or coffee or coconut liqueur. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
Creamy Gingerbread Martini
Winter is gingerbread season, which means it’s time for Torani Gingerbread Syrup. Torani Gingerbread Syrup is wonderful with coffee (and spiked coffee!), and is also an ingredient for an incredible Yuletide cocktail. Make a creamy gingerbread martini with gingerbread syrup, milk or cream, and vodka. Dress it up even more with whipped cream on top and a gingerbread cookie garnish.
Spiced Cherry Prosecco Spritzer
Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters can be used to make the perfect Classic Manhattan cocktail any time of year, but that’s not all! Add a few drops of these spiced cherry cocktail bitters to a Champagne or Prosecco cocktail with Chambord, a popular raspberry liqueur. Have yourself a flavorful, fruity holiday drink with a lovely ruby red color.
Cranberry Lime Mule
If you like Moscow Mules and are looking for an extremely easy cocktail recipe, all you need is some Gus Dry Cranberry Lime Soda and the clear liquor (vodka, gin, tequila) of your choice. Feel free to add a drop or two of Fee Brothers Cranberry Bitters for an even bolder flavor. Use real cranberries for garnish to make it look fancy!
- Taylor Markarian