Bringing In the Holidays Right

Thanksgivings is over and now is the time we all prepare for Christmas. What better way is there to bring in the New Year, than to bring it in with a buzz? Here are my top six Christmas inspired drinks to help you make your Christmas merry.

1)Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail:


For all of the eggnog lovers this is the drink for you.



White sugar crystals, preferably coarse

2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled

1/2 cup brandy

1/2 cup amaretto liqueur

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

4 cinnamon sticks


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2) Candy Cane Cocktail:

Instead of decorating your tree with candy canes, decorate your drink with them. If you are a fan of mint, this is your drink.


1 shot vanilla rum

1 shot white chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)

1 shot peppermint schnapps

Candy cane, garnish


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3) Rudolph’s Cranberry Antlers Cocktail:

For those cocktail connoisseurs out there, the Rudolph Cranberry Antlers Cocktail is a match made in heaven. With a sweet and savory twist, it is sure to elevate your palette.


5 cranberries

3 sprigs fresh rosemary

3/4 ounce maple syrup

2 ounces gin

3/4 ounce cranberry juice

3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

Splash Champagne

1 marshmallow

2 cloves


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4) Christmas in a Glass:

For those of you who love a great buzz but your bartending skills definitely aren’t up to par, this drink is your best choice. It’s so simple to make, but you get such a big taste.


1 bottle Prosecco, or other sparkling dry white wine, well chilled

1 bottle gingerbread flavored syrup (or cranberry flavored syrup)


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5) Frosty Cocktail:

Frosty has come to town. For those who prefer a blended cocktail, this is the perfect choice.


1 shot vodka (recommended: Blue Ice)

1 shot blue fruit- and cognac- liqueur (recommended: Envy)

1/2 shot orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)

1 cup ice cubes


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6) Poinsettia Cocktail:

For an elegant drink there is no better choice.


1/4 cup vodka

1/4 cup Champagne

1/2 cup cranberry juice

Crushed ice

2 strips orange zest, each about 1/4-inch wide and 2 inches long


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