5 Christmas Cocktails You Need To Try
Ready to add some extra cheer to your Christmas festivities? Look no further! We’ve got five festive and delicious Christmas cocktails that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. From cozy and warm eggnogs to tart and flavorful holiday-inspired cocktails, these recipes are a guaranteed hit. So grab a glass and get ready to celebrate the season with a truly merry sip. Join your loved ones in spreading the merriment this year.
1. Eggnog Martini
An Eggnog Martini, in all its glorious creaminess, is traditionally concocted when smooth eggnog and a dash of nutmeg are lovingly mixed with a hearty splash of vodka or rum. Served in a chilled martini glass and garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top, it is a delight that is eagerly anticipated. This festive concotion is widely revered as a staple of holiday celebrations, offering a delicious twist on the season’s traditional beverages.
2. Candy Cane Cocktail
Candy Cane cocktail, a sweet symphony of holiday cheer, is typically concocted from the blending of creamy white chocolate liqueur, refreshing peppermint schnapps, and smooth vanilla vodka. Garnished with a festive candy cane, and often rimmed with crushed candy for that extra wink of sugar, this delightful beverage is enjoyed not just for its intoxicating flavors, but also for the playful nod it gives to the holiday season. Delighting in one of these is like sipping on a merry little Christmas, one that has been chilled to perfection.
3. Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine, a holiday superstar, traditionally made by gently heating red wine, adding a dash of brandy for a bit of kick, and then sprinkling in a magical mixture of aromatic spices such as cloves, cinnamon, and star anise. Citrusy notes are then introduced by squeezing in fresh oranges, making your taste buds do a happy dance. It’s like a cozy, festive sweater, but for your mouth!
4. Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum, a delight to many, is created when a unique blend of rum, butter, hot water or cider, a sweetener, and a variety of spices are combined. Originated in colonial America, this drink is typically enjoyed in the chiller months, offering a warm, cozy sensation with each sip, its creamy, sweet, and slightly spicy flavor profile is sure to bring a joyous flavor fiesta to your taste buds!
5. Cranberry Mimosa
Whipped up from a delightful blend of sparkling champagne and tart cranberry juice, a Cranberry Mimosa is not your average morning beverage. Traditionally served in a champagne flute, this bubbly treat is often garnished with fresh cranberries and an orange peel twist, lending it an extra splash of color and a festive flourish. It’s a drink that not only tastes like the holidays but looks like it too!
As the holiday season approaches, it can be difficult to decide on a signature cocktail for the many festivities. By trying out the five cocktails in this post, you are sure to find something that your taste buds will enjoy. Whether you prefer the classic Eggnog or Hot Buttered Rum, there’s something that all guests at your Christmas party will love. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to turn on some holiday music and get mixing! Grab your shaker and pick up those ingredients – these festive drinks will make your season even more merry and bright.
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