The holidays aren’t the holidays unless you’re a bit toasted. Anyone can splash a little whiskey in the eggnog or spike the holiday punch with cheap vodka, but bring these festive boozy drinks to the big day and you will officially win Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc. Not that it is a competition or anything…Oh, and do us one tiny favor? When you go back to Facebook, could you please like the post that you clicked on to get here? It'll help these "Little Daily Extra" posts tremendously so that I can keep them coming for a long time to come. THANK YOU!
18 Holiday Cocktails That Will Put Your Spiked Eggnog To Shame
#1- White Christmas Mojito
(Photo and recipe credit:Half Baked Harvest)
Mix up the juice from one lime, one tbsp. of coconut rum, two tbsp. of white rum, 1/4 cup of coconut milk, a handful of pomegranate arils, a spoonful of sugar, eight mint leaves, and some sparkling water and you’ve got yourself a white Christmas in a glass.
#2- Sugar Cookie Martini
(Photo and recipe credit:We Are Not Martha)
Because adults can have cookies too. All you need is 6 oz. of vodka, 3 oz. of butterscotch schnapps, 3 oz. of whole milk, and some sprinkles for glass-dipping.
#3- Santa’s Little Ho Ho Ho
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A cocktail for those on the naughty list.
#4- Santa Claus-Mopolitan
(Photo and recipe credit:Blue Ribbon Kitchen)
Add 1/2 cup of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup of cranberry peach juice, 1 oz. triple sec, 1/2 oz. vodka, ice, and rim the glass with lime juice, corn syrup, and coconut. This one is for those looking to impress.
#5- Peppermint Mocha White Russian
(Photo and recipe credit:With Salt and Wit)
Update Mom’s favorite drink with 1 1/2 oz. of peppermint Kahlua, 1 1/2 oz. of vodka, 2 oz. of milk, 1 candy cane, and a squirt (yes, that’s the technical term) of whipped cream.
#6- Holiday Spiced Mull Wine
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Get your glass of red a day in (or bottle) with this comforting winter recipe. To fill a punch bowl, you’ll need 1/3 cup of brandy, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 cinnamon stick, 3 cloves, 2 star anise, 1 orange, 1 pink lady apple, and 1/4 cup of honey.
#7- Naughty Grinch Hot Cocoa
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Nix the alcohol for the kids, and for the grownups you will need green food coloring
whipped cream, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, 4 oz. of white chocolate, 1 tbsp. of peppermint schnapps, and 1 tbsp. of vanilla vodka. Mmmmm…
#8- Cranberry Margarita
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Tequila is the PERFECT solution for a hectic holiday season. You will need 3 oz. of tequila, 2 oz. of orange liqueur, 2 oz. of cranberry juice, 3 tbsp. of fresh lime juice, fresh cranberries, and rosemary sprigs for garnish for this take on the margarita.
#9- Cranberry and Cinnamon Whiskey Sour
(Photo and recipe credit:Baker by Nature)
This one is a little complicated but 100% worth it. For a batch, get 3/4 cup of bourbon or whiskey, 2 cups of cranberries, 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of lime juice, 2 of cinnamon sticks, 2 cups of sugar, and 1/4 cup of orange juice. For 10 minutes, boil the cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. This is your syrup. Add 3/4 cups to the rest of the ingredients and you are done!