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Cheers To That – Christmas Cocktails To Try This Year

Cheers To That – Christmas Cocktails To Try This Year

‘Tis the season to be merry! Skip the boring beverages this year – the festive season calls for Christmassy cocktails and jolly juices!

Here’s One4all’s guide to best cocktail recipes to serve at your festive celebrations:

• Cranberry Mimosas

Cranberry Mimosas

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime, halved
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 c. sweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 12 fresh cranberries
  • 4 small sprigs fresh rosemary

Directions:

  1. Rime champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
  2. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.

• Peppermintinis

•	Peppermintinis

Recipe via Delish

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 c. crushed candy canes
  • 6 oz. white chocolate liqueur
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. peppermint schnapps
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • Ice
  • 3 small candy canes

Directions:

  1. Pour melted chocolate onto a shallow plate, and place crushed candy canes on another shallow plate. Dip rims of martini glasses first in chocolate, then in candy canes. Pour remaining chocolate into the bottom of glasses and swirl to coat the bottom ⅓ of glasses with chocolate. Place glasses in freezer while you prepare the drink.
  2. Combine white chocolate liqueur, vodka, peppermint schnapps, and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker. Fill to the top with ice and shake until cold. Divide drink between 3 glasses and garnish with a candy cane before serving.

• Peppermint Bark Mimosas

Peppermint Bark Mimosas

Recipe via Delish

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 3 candy canes, crushed
  • 6 oz. peppermint schnapps, divided
  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco
  • 6 candy canes, whole

Directions:

  1. Pour melted chocolate onto a small plate. Pour crushed candy canes onto a separate plate. Dip rims of champagne flutes first in chocolate, then in crushed candy canes to coat.
  2. Add an ounce of peppermint schnapps to each glass, then top with champagne or prosecco. Garnish with full candy canes before serving.

• White Christmas Martinis

White Christmas Martinis

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14-oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 12 oz. silver tequila
  • 8 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 c. lime juice
  • 2 c. ice
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds for garnish
  • Lime wedge, for rimming glass
  • Sanding sugar, for rimming glass
  • Cranberries, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine coconut milk, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Rim glasses with lime wedge and dip in sanding sugar. Pour into glass and garnish with lime and cranberries. Serve.

• Pecan Pie Martini

 Pecan Pie Martini

Recipe via Delish

Ingredients:

For cocktail

  • 6 oz. rumchata
  • 6 oz. creme de cocoa
  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • Ice

For garnish

  • 3 tbsp. caramel, microwaved until pourable
  • 1/4 c. toasted chopped pecans
  • Cool Whip, for garnish
  • 3 whole pecans, for garnish
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place caramel and toasted chopped pecans on separate small shallow plates. Dip the rim of each glass first into caramel and then into chopped pecans to coat.
  2. Combine rumchata, creme de cocoa, and bourbon in a large cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cold, 30 seconds. Pour into martini glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream, a whole pecan, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

• Champagne Margaritas

Champagne Margaritas

Recipe via Delish

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
  • 1 c. silver tequila
  • 1/2 c. orange liquer
  • 1 bottle champagne (about 3 cups)
  • lime wedges, for rim
  • salt, for rim

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
  2. Run lime wedges around the rim of each champagne flute and dip the rims in coarse salt.
  3. Divide margaritas between flutes and garnish with lime wedges.

• Butterbeer Punch

Butterbeer Punch

Ingredients:

For the whipped topping

  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • Gold sanding sugar, for garnish
  • Butterscotch syrup, for garnish

For the punch

  • 6 (12-oz.) cans cream soda
  • 3 (12-oz.) cans seltzer
  • 3 1/2 c. vanilla vodka

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cream, brown sugar and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, whip until soft peaks form. Fold in melted butter and set aside.
  2. In a punch bowl, combine cream soda, seltzer, and vodka. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of gold sanding sugar.
  3. Drizzle butterscotch syrup on rim of mugs. Serve punch and top with additional sanding sugar and butterscotch syrup, if desired.

• Baileys Coffee Slushies

Baileys Coffee Slushies

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. cold-brew coffee, divided
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 c. vodka
  • Chocolate sauce, for garnish
  • Caramel, for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill an ice cube tray with 2 1/2 cups cold brew. Freeze until solid, 3 hours.
  2. Combine frozen coffee cubes with remaining 1/2 cup cold brew, milk, Baileys, and vodka in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Drizzle chocolate and caramel sauces into each of your glasses. Divide slushy evenly between glasses, then top with whipped cream, more caramel and more chocolate. 
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