Blogmas Day Three: Holiday Cocktails

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Three! I can’t believe there’s only three weeks until Christmas, I have so much shopping and decorating to do. Today, as it is the holiday season and there are parties aplenty, I thought it would be a good time to share some holiday cocktails with you. Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to have a festive drink, these are perfect.

The first cocktail we have is the Winter Sea Breeze. This is light and refreshing but has a nice holiday feel. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1 ounce of grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce of tonic syrup
  • 2 ounces of soda water
  • 12 pomegranate seeds
  • Ice
  • 3 mint leaves to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing your going to do is take your cocktail shaker and add ice.
  • Then add in your vodka, grapefruit juice, tonic syrup, soda water and pomegranate seeds. Shake well.
  • Pour into your glass and garnish with the mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next drink we have is a Candy Cane Martini. I actually really like a good candy cane martini, so I’ll definitely be making this one this holiday. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes of white crème de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces of cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • 2 candy canes (One whole, one crushed) for garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is rim your glass. This recipe didn’t say what to use to wet the glass so just use whatever you want, but make sure you coat the whole rim. Then dip the glass in the crushed candy cane, making sure it’s evenly coated.
  • Then take your cocktail shaker and add ice. To that add in your strawberry vodka, white crème de menthe and cranberry juice. Shake well.
  • Pour into your rimmed glass and add whole candy cane to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is Partridge in a Pear Tree. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of pear vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • Champagne
  • Ice
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your champagne flute and place a fresh rosemary sprig in it.
  • Then take your cocktail shaker, add ice, and to that add the pear vodka, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
  • Strain that over the fresh rosemary in your champagne flute until the glass is half full.
  • Top with champagne and if desired, garish with smaller rosemary sprig.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer. This is a really fun drink and this recipe makes multiple servings.

What You Need:

  • 5 cups of orange juice
  • 2 cups of chilled lemon-lime soda, Sprite is my favorite
  • 1 1/2 cups of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • For garnish, lemon slices and rosemary sprigs

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is get your pitcher, then add in the orange juice, lemon-lime soda, vodka, cherry juice and fresh lemon juice.
  • Give that a good stir to make sure it’s well combined.
  • You can serve this right away or you can chill it in the fridge until serving.
  • When serving, once drinks have been poured into glasses garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks let me know which is your favorite.

Until next time, enjoy making drinks and have fun at your holiday parties :).

-K

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