It’s my favorite time of year! From October 1- January 1 I am bouncing around the stores shopping, decorating, baking, and making cozy cocktails. Every year I like to try new things. And this year I’m serving up some really fun recipes good for cold mornings, friends over for lunch, or get-togethers in the evenings. No matter what or when you’re celebrating the holidays this year, there is something for everyone in this list of holiday cocktail ideas.
Holiday Cocktail Ideas
If you like the idea of a Hoddy Toddy on a cold day to soothe an oncoming cold, then you’re going to love this recipe!
Cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices for garnish
Coat the bottom of a glass coffee cup with honey. Add whiskey or brandy. Heat Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple in a small sauce pot. Pour hot Crisp Apple Sparkling Ice into the glass. Stir to combine ingredients. Garnish with cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices.
Sparkling Pumpkin Cocktail
This is perfect for an afternoon or evening get together if you want to keep the vibe warm and cozy. And of all my holiday cocktail ideas, this might be my favorite.
Pour whiskey, lemon juice, and pumpkin puree into a cocktail shaker with the ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass and float with Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Orange Cinnamon Blossom
This is a great fall/winter cocktail idea. It’s spicy for fall and has that orange yum for holiday vibes.
Rinse lemon and orange and thinly slice them, discarding seeds; quarter the orange slices. Put fruit in a 4- to 5-quart pan. Add honey, sugar (use the smaller amount if you prefer drinks on the tart side, the larger if you want a sweeter flavor), cloves and allspice. With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips. Add cinnamon and 2 cups water to pan; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes. Pour Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG into hot citrus base and heat until steaming, about 8 minutes. Keep warm over low heat. Ladle into heatproof cups or wine glasses.
Ginger Apple Cooler
Live in a hot state? I grew up in Florida where refreshing drinks are always welcome. Try this to chill you out with a cozy flare.
In a saucepan, heat the whiskey then incorporate the light brown sugar in order to dissolve it. Pour the mixture into a glass and pour the espresso on top. Lightly whisk the cream and arrange it carefully on top of the drink. Tip: the whipped cream can be made with a siphon, but it will be denser and heavier.
Whether you’re just curling up with a book on a cold winter morning or entertaining guests, these holiday cocktail ideas are all you need to set a cozy holiday mood.
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