The holidays are here and between now, Christmastime, and New Years, there will be a ton of events to attend whether they’ll be with friends, co-workers, or family, which means a lot of snacks and holiday cocktails. If you find yourself hosting an event or just wanting to make the holiday spirits bright (er), we’ve compiled a list of our favorite holiday cocktails to get you inspired. Let’s get started!
Peppermint White Russian
Few things top a White Russian, just ask the dude. It’s like a dessert in a glass and check out that rim that basically doubles as an actual dessert. Our only tip for this cocktail is to make sure you stir before consuming so you get to taste all that Kahlua sitting at the bottom of your glass. Yeah, we know it messes with the aesthetics, but your taste buds will thank you. Get the recipe here!
Blackberry and Mint Gin Rickey
If you’re wondering what a gin rickey even is it is a cocktail made with gin, lime juice, and seltzer. The drink itself is actually named after Colonel Joe Rickey who first requested this drink at Shoomaker’s Bar in 1883. This particular gin rickey combines the flavor of fresh blackberries and fresh mint to create a crisp, refreshing, cocktail that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The trick for this cocktail? Make sure you make it with your favorite gin. That’s it, that’s the trick. Get the recipe here!
White Christmas Margaritas
There is never a wrong time for margaritas, and Christmas is the perfect time to whip up a pitcher of them. (Because family.) These particular margaritas are made with cranberry juice and ginger beer, so this cocktail perfectly encapsulates the flavors of the season. If you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, this one is super easy to convert; simply replace the tequila with cranberry juice, lime juice, and ginger ale. Get the recipe here.
Sparkling Pomegranate Mimosas
Oh, there are no words for how much we love a good mimosa and one that tastes like the holidays? Sign us up. The best part is that mimosas are super easy to make and this particular recipe only calls for four ingredients. Another bonus? There is no mixing, no shaking, just pouring into a flute. We highly recommend pairing this mimosa with a waffle charcuterie board. Get the recipe here.