Festive Cocktails for a Holly Jolly Christmas

‘Tis the season to be sipping, and nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like clinking glasses filled with festive blends! Whether you’re dodging mistletoes or just dodging the stress of the season, these Christmas-themed cocktails are the liquid elves you need to bring some merriment to your taste buds. 

Get ready to embark on a spirited journey through a winter wonderland of flavors that’ll make you say, “Cheers to the most wonderful time of the year!”

The best part? When you use Premium Blend wine-based liquors, you’re able to sell all these innovative cocktails at your venue with only a beer and wine license!

1. Mistletoe Mule:

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 oz Klir Red (wine-based vodka)
    • 1 oz cranberry juice
    • 1/2 oz lime juice
    • Ginger beer
    • Fresh cranberries and rosemary for garnish
  • Instructions:
    • Fill a copper mug with ice.
    • Add Klir Red, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
    • Top with ginger beer and gently stir.
    • Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

The Mistletoe Mule is a refreshing and visually appealing cocktail that combines the tartness of cranberry with the effervescence of ginger beer, creating a drink that’s both festive and delicious.

Mistletoe Mule

2. Winter Wonderland White Russian:

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 oz Klir Red (wine-based vodka)
    • 1 oz Kafé Luna (wine-based coffee liqueur)
    • 3/4 oz vanilla syrup
    • Heavy cream
    • Crushed peppermint candies for garnish
  • Instructions:
    • In a rocks glass, combine Klir Red, Kafé Luna, and vanilla syrup over ice.
    • Stir well.
    • Float a layer of heavy cream on top.
    • Garnish with crushed peppermint candies.

This holiday twist on the classic White Russian brings the flavors of winter into your glass, creating a creamy and indulgent treat that’s perfect for sipping by the fire.

Winter Wonderland White Russian

3. Candy Cane Martini:

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 oz Klir Red (wine-based vodka)
    • 3/4 oz vanilla syrup
    • 3/4 oz peppermint syrup
    • Crushed candy canes for rimming
  • Instructions:
    • Rim a martini glass with crushed candy canes.
    • In a shaker filled with ice, combine Klir Red, vanilla syrup, and peppermint syrup.
    • Shake well and strain into the prepared martini glass.

This festive martini captures the essence of the holidays with the sweet and minty combination of vanilla and peppermint.

Candy Cane Martini

4. Gingerbread Old Fashioned:

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 oz Candian Wicket
    • 1/2 oz gingerbread syrup
    • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters 
    • Orange peel for garnish
    • Gingerbread cookie for garnish (optional)
  • Instructions:
    • In a mixing glass, combine Candian Wicket, Angostura bitters, and gingerbread syrup.
    • Stir well and strain into a rocks glass over ice.
    • Express the oils from the orange peel over the drink and drop it in.
    • Garnish with a small gingerbread cookie if desired.

This sophisticated twist on the classic Old Fashioned brings the warm and spicy flavors of gingerbread to your holiday celebrations.

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

As you gather with loved ones this holiday season, raise a glass to the joy of Christmas with these festive cocktails. Whether you prefer the zingy kick of the Mistletoe Mule, the comforting sweetness of the Winter Wonderland White Russian, the minty freshness of the Candy Cane Martini, or the rich warmth of the Gingerbread Old Fashioned, these drinks are sure to add a spirited touch to your festivities. Cheers to a holly jolly Christmas and a season filled with good company, laughter, and delicious holiday cocktails!

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