10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

The Holiday Season is upon us folks and you knows what that means… it’s time for family and togetherness to get winter wasted!

Whether it’s the office holiday party, the third night of Hanukkah or Christmas Eve at the in-laws, everyone knows there’s nothing better than knocking back a few drinks with friends and family.

10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

We’ve compiled a list of delicious and totally winter appropriate cocktail recipes that are sure to have you buzzin’ like Rudolph‘s freakish red nose… Enjoy responsibly!

1. Candy Cane Cocktail

Candy Cane Cocktail - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 1 shot vanilla rum
– 1 shot white chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)
– 1 shot peppermint schnapps
– Candy cane, garnish

Prep:
– Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
– Add ice
– Shake and strain into a martini glass
– Garnish with candy cane.
[Foodnetwork.com]

2. Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail

Santas Sleigh - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– White sugar crystals, preferably coarse
– 2 cups eggnog, chilled
– 1/2 cup brandy
– 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
– 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
– 4 cinnamon sticks

Prep:
– Wet the rims of 4 martini glasses
– Line the rims with sugar crystals
– Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender
– Blend that shit ’til smooth
– Pour mixture into martini glasses
– Garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick
[Foodnetwork.com]

3. Ginger Snap

Ginger Snap - Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 1 oz. ginger beer
– Ice
– 1 tsp. ginger juice
– 1 1/2 oz. dark rum
– 1 tsp. cinnamon schnapps
– Pinch of ground cloves
– 1 egg white
– Cinnamon stick
– Crystallized ginger square
– Finely ground gingerbread cookie

Prep:
– Pour a little ginger beer into a saucer and wet rim of martini glass
– Dip glass into a saucer with ground cookie
– Scoop ice into shaker
– Pour ginger juice, rum and cinnamon schnapps into a shaker
– Add a pinch of ground cloves
– Separate an egg and add egg white to shaker
– Shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds until drink is frothy and foamy
– Add ginger beer and stir slightly.
– Pour into glass.
– Garnish with a cinnamon stick and crystallized ginger square
– Sprinkle the top with finely ground gingerbread cookie.
[Foodnetwork.com]

4. Blue Star

Blue Star - Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 1 oz vodka
– 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
– 1/2 oz white cranberry juice

Prep:
– Combine ingredients into a shaker
– Strain into chilled martini glass
– Squeeze and garnish with a lime wedge
[Foodnetwork.com]

5. Santa’s Simple Sangria

Santas Simple Sangria - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 2 large green apples, cored and cut into thin slices
– 2 cups frozen raspberries
– 6 cups rosé
– 1 cup pomegranate juice

Prep:
– Put fruit and ice in wine glasses
– Combine rosé and juice in a pitcher
– Pour into glasses.
[Epicurious.com]

6. The Grinch

The Grinch - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 2 ounces Midori
– 1/2 ounce lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon simple syrup

Prep:
– Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and all the ingredients
– Shake that shit up
– strain into a chilled martini glass
– Garnish with a maraschino cherry
[MixThatDrink.com]

7. Gingerbread Cocktail

Gingerbread Cocktail - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– Ginger liqueur
– Crushed gingersnaps
– 2 tablespoons ginger liqueur
– 2 tablespoons vanilla-citrus liqueur
– 1 1/2 tablespoons coffee-flavored rum
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 2 teaspoons whipping cream
– 1 cup ice cubes
– 1 Vanilla bean

Prep:
– Dip glass rims in ginger liqueur and crushed gingersnaps
– Store glasses in freezer up to 2 days
– Combine ginger liqueur, vanilla-citrus liqueur, coffee-flavored rum, honey and whipping cream in a shaker
– Add ice cubes and shake
– Strain into a martini glass
– Garnish with a split vanilla bean
[MyRecipes.com]

8. Merry Berry Christmas

Merry Berry Christmas - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 5 fresh raspberries
– 4 fresh blueberries
– 2 fresh blackberries
– 1 1/2 tablespoons light agave nectar
– 5 fresh mint leaves
– 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
– 1 cup crushed ice
– 6 tablespoons water
– 2 tablespoons ginger ale
– Garnish: Halved fresh raspberries and blackberries

Prep:
– Muddle raspberries, blueberries, fresh blackberries, agave nectar, mint leaves and lime juice in a shaker.
– Add ice and shake
– Pour mixture into a 16-oz. glass
– Top with ginger ale
– Garnish with halved raspberries and blackberries
[MyRecipes.com]

9. Apple Ale Wassail

Apple Ale Wassail - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 2 (12-oz.) bottles ale
– 2 cups apple cider
– 1 cup port
– 1 cup lemonade
– 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
– 1 apple, diced
– 2 whole allspice
– 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
– 6 whole cloves
– 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
– Garnish: lemon wedges, cinnamon sticks

Prep:
– Combine ale, apple cider, port, lemonade, brown sugar, diced apple, whole allspice, 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, cardamom in a 5-qt. slow cooker
– Cover and cook on LOW 3 hours or until hot
– Remove diced apple, if desired
– Ladle into mugs
– Garnish with lemon wedges and cinnamon sticks
[MyRecipes.com]

10. Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Rudolphs Tipsy Spritzer - 10 Holiday Cocktails To Get You Winter Wasted

Ingredients:
– 5 cups orange juice
– 2 cups chilled lemon-lime soft drink
– 1 1/2 cups vodka
– 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
– 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
– Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh rosemary sprigs

Prep:
– Stir together all ingredients
– Serve over ice
– Garnish with lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs
[MyRecipes.com]

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