Leftover cranberry sauce helps concoct a lightly sweet homemade cranberry liqueur in this twist on a classic French cocktail.
Allow four days to steep the liqueur. Garnish with cranberries, if you like.
Though you might not think of peaches when it comes to Christmas cocktails, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Mix frozen
peach slices, ice, sugar, vodka, and peach schnapps in a blender until smooth for a smooth, creamy drink with a uniquely refreshing
Who says margaritas are just for summer? Celebrate the holidays with this festive frozen drink featuring both cranberry juice cocktail and fresh
cranberries. Reserve some of those fresh berries to make a simple garnish.
Mix it up by moving away from classic Christmas liquors like brandy and rum in favor of tequila. For these Southwestern-inspired
cocktails, mix gold tequila with sparkling apple cider and sparkling water. To finish it all off, crème de cassis (a black
currant-flavored liqueur) lends a sweet, delicate balance to the drink.
This holiday season, just say "no" to the dairy case and whip up your own homemade egg nog. Super easy to make, this concoction
combines eggs, sugar, and milk to form a thick, creamy base. Once thickened, add Christmas cheer with brandy, rum, and vanilla.
Fold in whipped cream and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg
Pomegranates add festive color and great flavor to any cocktail. Create a sparkling celebration by combinating tart pomegranate
juice with spicy ginger ale, a little brandy, and a bottle of bubbly Champagne.
Blood oranges are in season in December, which makes them a perfect fruit to toss into your next holiday sangría. This cocktail
also calls for sliced strawberries, apple juice, triple sec, sugar, whole cloves, red wine, and cinnamon sticks, making for
a smooth blend of sweet fruit and traditional Christmas flavors.
A classic gin sling is dressed for festive parties when made with seasonal pomegranate juice and decorated with crimson pomegranate
fruit. Both simple syrup and agave syrup are widely available at liquor stores. To make your own simple syrup, boil 2 parts
sugar to 1 part water, stirring just until sugar dissolves; reduce until thickened. Cool before using.
Is it a drink or dessert? Who cares? It satisfies both cravings. Our garnet-colored slush has all the qualities of a delicious
cocktail--a not-too-sweet combination of high-quality liquor and fruity tang.