10 Cocktails to Spice up your Holiday Party

The holidays are a time for family, food, and festive drinks!  There are so many cocktails that can be made even better by adding classic holiday spirits.
By Jennifer Post

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1. Raspberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

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The fact that this drink is red makes it festive all on its own.  But with the added effervescence of the champagne, and the creaminess of the sorbet, it becomes the ultimate holiday cocktail.  Get the recipe HERE.

2. Spiced Manhattan Cocktail

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The spice in this spiced cocktail comes from the cayenne pepper, which some of you may think is weird.  But the fun thing about cayenne, is it adds the type of spice that catches you on the tongue, giving off more a warming feel, but won’t cause your mouth to go up in flames.  Get the recipe HERE.

3. White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

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Peppermint is my favorite flavor of the holidays.  It just screams Christmas and winter and all things glorious.  This drink is creamy, and sweet, and there is a little crunch from the sprinkles around the rim of the glass.  I am going to go out on a limb and say this drink is Christmas in a martini glass.  Get the recipe HERE.

4. Spiced Eggnog Cocktail

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I feel when it comes to eggnog, you either love it, or you hate it.  For those of you out there who love it, this recipe is for you. The ease of this recipe is that it doesn’t call for homemade eggnog.  It uses store bought eggnog and adds the kind of spices you would find in a spice cake including nutmeg and cinnamon.  Perfect to warm you up on a cold day.  Get the recipe HERE.

5. Cranberry & Rosemary White “Christmas” Sangria

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I love using fresh herbs in unexpected ways.  Sangria is so customizable to whatever your situation may be, and the best part about this sangria, aside from the seasonal fruit, is the sugared rosemary garnish.  Get the recipe HERE.

6. Broiled Baileys Hot Chocolate

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I meant to save this one for last, because in my opinion it’s the best.  Hot chocolate is one of the most traditional holiday treats, and the s’mores take on this one is truly amazing.  Also, it has Baileys in it, so you can’t really go wrong with this drink.  Get the recipe HERE.

7. White Christmas

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This drink is like a white Russian gone holiday!  With the addition of creme de menthe, the once coffee liqueur based drink, now becomes a minty after dinner cocktail.  Perfect for sitting around the fire.  Get the recipe HERE.

8. Authentic Irish Coffee

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This is actually an authentic Irish coffee recipe, right down to warming the mug with hot water before making the drink, and using a classic Irish coffee mug, and yes, there is such a thing.  Get the recipe HERE.

9. Creamy Hot Buttered Rum

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This is a spin on the classic hot buttered rum, which usually isn’t creamy.  The addition of vanilla ice cream adds the perfect sweetness to balance out the warm spiciness of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Get the recipe HERE.

10. Christmas Coffee Cocktail

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Coffee is the perfect way to end the night.  It’s even more perfect when the coffee is spiked with three different liqueurs, all aimed at making the coffee warmer and sending you into a cozy holiday slumber.  Get the recipe HERE.


Jennifer Post

As a journalist, Jennifer loves the opportunity to write about almost anything. As food is her first love, being able to write about food is more than she could have dreamed. She is always on the hunt for recipes, restaurants, and anything else food related!

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