Are you looking to make your Christmas party this year a little more notable than your friends’? We’ve made a list of simple Christmas cocktails to spice up any holiday celebration. Impress in-laws and make friends jealous by putting a little TLC into each drink and getting everyone in the holiday … spirit. (Get it?)
Candy Cane Martini
This minty, delectable drink infuses vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps and soda. Garnished with floating, crushed candy canes, it can make any red and white-striped sugar enthusiast leap for liquidy joy.
A holiday spin on a celebratory classic; combine champagne, triple sec and cranberry juice to make a fruity, fizzy Christmas delight.
The term ‘adult coffee’ perfectly describes this Christmas beverage that warms from the inside out. Perfect after cutting down the tree or building the perfect snowman, nothing beats a hot cup of Joe with a bit of Irish cream and whiskey to make a creamy, core-warming delight. Top with a dollop of whipped cream for ultimate scrumptiousness.
A clean, crisp martini that screams Christmas in a cup combines vodka, crème de cacao and crème de menthe to make a chocolately, minty holiday treat. Throw a maraschino cherry in the bottom and intrigue every guest with your beautiful beverage.
Ebenezer Egg Nog
Our personal favourite holiday bevy mixes the Christmas exclusive eggnog with spiced rum to make a rich, spiced, delectable drink. A little cinnamon sprinkled on top makes the perfect garnish and impresses with very little effort.
The Christmas Cookie
Even more delicious than it sounds, this cocktail blends the commonly paired coffee liqueur with Irish cream and peppermint schnapps. Garnishing it with a fresh mini-cookie along the rim will have every guest begging for more.
If all else fails, and you don’t have the time to make a trip to the liquor store or just can’t convince your grinch of a relative to take a sip of a fruit-based beverage, red and green food colouring (a la St. Patrick’s Day) gives everyone’s pint a little Christmas cheer withour altering the taste.
Enjoy responsibly and happy holidays!