Blogmas Day One: Holiday Cocktails

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Day One of Twelve Days of Blogmas! After doing all twenty four days last December I thought I would change it up and do twelve days this year. I’m excited to be doing Blogmas again and I’m starting off with a fun one. Today is all about fun and festive holiday cocktails, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is the Mistletoe Cocktail and this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce of Vodka
  • Ginger Beer
  • 5 cranberries. 3 of which are for garnish
  • 1 sprig of rosemary to garnish
  • White sugar to garnish
  • Crushed ice
  • An 8 ounce glass

What You Do:

  • In a dish add the mint leaves, honey, lime juice and two cranberries. Mash together using a muddler and set that aside.
  • Take two small dishes, add lime juice to one and sugar to the other. Dip your glass in the lime juice then the sugar to rim the glass.
  • Take the mixture you made in the first step and add that to the bottom of your glass. Then add crushed ice, vodka and the ginger beer.
  • Garnish with the rosemary sprig and the three remaining cranberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second cocktail we have is the Berry Merry Christmas Cocktail. This is technically a martini, but it can be served in different ways in different glasses, and this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 shot of Vodka
  • 1 shot of Chambord
  • 1/2 shot of Limoncello
  • 1/4 shot of Grenadine
  • Club soda

What You Do:

  • Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice
  • Add the vodka, Chambord, Limoncello, grenadine and 1 shot of club soda. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • If you want this served on the rocks, which is really yummy as well, add the booze together in a cocktail shaker and pour into a tall glass filled with ice and top it off with the club soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is Apple Cider Sangria. I had this at a holiday party last year and it was really good. And this recipe makes a good amount.

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle of Moscato Wine
  • 1 cup of Light Rum
  • 1 1/2 cups of Apple Cider
  • 1 cup of Ginger Ale
  • Ice
  • Apple slices to garnish

What You Do:

  • In a large pitcher add the Moscato, Light Rum, Apple Cider and Ginger Ale and stir to combine.
  • Pour over ice and garnish with an apple slice
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is White Christmas Margaritas and this recipe makes six drinks.

What You Need:

  • 1 14 ounce can of coconut milk
  • 12 ounces of Silver Tequila
  • 8 ounces of Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1/2 cup of mint to garnish
  • 1 lime sliced into rounds to garnish
  • A lime wedge to rim the glasses
  • Sanding sugar to rim the glasses
  • Cranberries to garnish

What You Do:

  • In a blender add the coconut milk, Tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice and ice and blend until smooth.
  • To rim the glasses run the lime wedge over the rim and dip in the sanding sugar.
  • Pour the blended drink into the glasses and garnish with the lime round and cranberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any other holiday cocktail suggestions let me know. I’d love to try them.

Until next time, enjoy your cocktails and welcome to Blogmas! 🙂

-K

Holiday Cocktails 2017 Post:

Blogmas Day 8: Holiday cocktails

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