Ah, the Christmas lights are starting to twinkle around town. The mistletoe is being hung and Christmas tree are for sale, which means that Christmas is not too far away. Although it is a magical time of year, sometimes the cold (and the excessive questions from distant relatives) can leave you craving for a refreshing cocktail. So we put together this list of our top 5 favorite holiday drink recipes:
1. Cranberry Ginger Fizz Cocktail
Gin, ginger ale, and fresh cranberries mix with a few other ingredients to make this tasty drink that you can sip before dinner or at your next holiday party. For those who don’t like their drinks too sweet, cut out the sugar and pour a little heavier on the Gin. Grab the recipe on Creative Culinary.
2. Grinch Spritzer
Who knew something so green could be so delicious? Well, I guess we did since we do love our colored cocktails, but really this simple drink recipe will leave you wishing you made it by the bucket, not the glass. Grab this drink recipe (and a few others) on Mimosas in the Morning.
3. Classic Dark and Stormy
If you’re not drinking these to bring in the New Year, you’re missing out. This light and refreshing mix of rum and ginger beer will keep you going with a smile through all of Aunt Sally’s questions about when you’re finally going to settle down. Grab the super easy drink recipe from The Framed Table and impress your family this holiday.
4. Peppermint Eggnog Shake
It’s eggnog, it’s ice cream, it’s peppermint, and there’s a candy cane or two in there – why wouldn’t you make these for the holidays? This drink recipe screams holiday cheer in your face and comes back caroling. Not for the faint of holiday heart. Grab the cocktail recipe at Mom on Time Out and surprise your friends with a holiday kick in the face.
5. Jingle Jangle Punch
The perfect Christmas cocktail for your friend’s holiday party is fresh, fruity, and fun. You can’t ask for more from this drink recipe. It’s perfect for a holiday boozy brunch with friends or for that holiday gift exchange with all your closest friends. Get the cocktail recipe on Redbook Mag.
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