Cheers to the Holidays

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

It’s in the Crackle of the fireplace, the long dark nights, the twinkle of lights being strung and in the tastes of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. It’s beautiful red velvet and peppermint delights, it’s sparkly libations for lively occasions.

With seasonal ingredients imbuing the essence of the holidays, this cocktail will sure to warm you up on cold winter nights. As a bartender, there is nothing better than using the best ingredients of the season to embody the holiday spirit. Perennial favorites provoke sweet tastes of nostalgia. This particular cocktail has the “tradition with a twist” down pat. I love not only making these drinks, but visiting some of my favorite spots around town this time of year to taste what the winter has in store. This sumptuous creation will inspire both the naughty and the nice this holiday season.


  • 1½ oz Absolut Vanilia
  • ½ oz White Crème de Cacao
  • ½ oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • Garnish with candy cane
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