Christmas Cocktail Recipes: 5 Best Cocktail Drinks to Enjoy Christmas 2016 at Your Fullest

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Ring in the Christmas 2016 celebrations with savoring and sipping some delightful festive cocktail drinks with family and friends. An amazing variety of cocktails on the menu definitely adds to the festivity and but you have to ensure that they blend well with the festive Christmas food menu.

Are you mulling over which Christmas drinks to add to your menu and which signature cocktail recipes to try? Keep reading for some great Christmas cocktail recipes which will surely liven up your Christmas party.

These Christmas cocktail recipes will definitely please all of your guests. So, get ready for your Christmas party with these best-ever classic holiday cocktail recipes guaranteed to warm up your guests.

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Five Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes

Winter Sangria

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bottle of sweet red wine
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (cored and diced)
  • 2 clementines (sliced thin, peel on)
  • 1 bottle sparkling cran-apple cider
  • 1 cup cranberries (sliced in half)
  • 1/2cup pomegranate arils
  • rosemary to garnish each glass

Method:

Mix wine, cider, and fruit in a large pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with rosemary.

Shepherd’s Delight

Ingredients: 

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  • 50 ml Calvados
  • 20 ml LBV Port
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 tsp pear puree
  • 1 cube of demerara sugar soaked in Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 shard of cinnamon
  • 25 ml lemon juice

Method:

Crush the sugar cube and spices together. Add the pear puree, lemon juice, and Calvados. Shake and strain over ice. Then slowly add the Port so it floats, and garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick

Christmas Coffee Cocktail

Ingredients:  

  • 4 oz strong coffee
  • 1 1/2 oz amaretto liqueur
  • 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 oz creme de cocoa
  • 1 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
  • fresh whipped cream
  • grated chocolate (for garnish)

Method:

Combine strong coffee and liqueurs in a glass. Stir to combine and top with fresh whipped cream. Garnish with grated chocolate. Serve warm or over ice.

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

Serves: One drink

Ingredients:  

  • 1 oz Cream of coconut (such as CocoLopez)
  • 1  1/2oz Creme de Cocoa
  • 1  1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • ice

Method: 

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine cream of coconut, vanilla vodka and creme de cocoa. Shake until well chilled and combined. Strain into an ice-filled glass.

Jack Frost Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 cup vodka or light rum
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • shredded coconut for garnish

Method:

In a small microwave safe bowl, add sugar and water and mix together. Microwave for one minute, stir, then microwave for one minute more. Sugar mixture should be thick but movable. If sugar mixture is still too runny, microwave in 15 second increments until desired consistency is reached.

Add shredded coconut to a plate, separating the pieces so there are no large clumps. Using a spatula, dab the sugar mixture along the outside of the glasses near the rim, then roll glasses in the shredded coconut. Set glasses aside.

Add pineapple juice, vodka, Blue Curacao, cream of coconut, and ice cubes to a blender. Pulse until smooth, about two to three minutes. Pour Jack Frost Cocktail into prepared glasses and serve immediately.

Enjoy watching your guests savoring the Christmas cocktails that you have prepared especially for them. These Christmas cocktail recipes are not only flavorsome, but also easy to make. Get ready for a memorable Christmas party with your loved ones.

 


Sources:

Dilone, C., “28 Christmas Cocktails That Will Make You Forget All About The Presents,” Country Living web site, October 23, 2016; http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g2768/christmas-cocktails/.

Berrington, K., “Drink This: Christmas Cocktail Recipes,” Vogue web site, December 11, 2016; http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/drink-this-christmas-cocktail-recipes.