Embrace the Season with Festive Flavors: A Holiday Cocktail Trio

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  12.21.2023

As the winter chill settles in, what better way to warm up your holiday celebrations than with a delightful trio of handcrafted cocktails to pair with your favorite holiday foods? Whether you’re hosting a large family gathering or an intimate festive soirée, these unique concoctions are crafted to impress and infuse your celebrations with a spirited touch. Let the mixing begin!

Winter Berry Bliss

2 oz Gin

1 oz Triple Sec

1 oz Cranberry Juice

1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, triple sec, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig for a festive touch.

Spiced Maple Mule

2 oz Spiced Rum

1 oz Maple Syrup

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Ginger Beer

Cinnamon stick and lemon wheel for garnish

Fill a copper mug with ice. Pour in spiced rum, maple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Top with ginger beer, leaving room for ice to settle. Stir gently with a cinnamon stick. Garnish with a lemon wheel and an additional cinnamon stick.

Peppermint Mocha Martini

1.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps

1.5 oz Chocolate Liqueur

1 oz Vanilla Vodka

1 oz Cold Brew Coffee

Crushed candy canes for rimming

Rim a martini glass with crushed candy canes by dipping the glass rim in water and then into the crushed candy canes. In a shaker filled with ice, combine peppermint schnapps, chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and cold brew coffee. Shake well and strain into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of crushed candy canes on top.

These unique cocktails are sure to impress your holiday guests and add a touch of festive flair to your gatherings. Cheers to a season filled with good company and delicious drinks!