1. Be A Lush For The Holidays

It’s that time of year again–when we can spike our egg nog and apple ciders. Yum. In between Christmas shopping and sloshing through the snow, you’ve got to take a break and have some Christmas spirits. Check out these amazing holiday drinks that will give you yuletide cheer.

2. Pomegranate Prosecco

1 tbs. Pomegranate Seeds
1 oz. Finest Call White Sangria Mix
2 oz. Santa Margarita Prosecco
1 Rosemary Sprig

Add Pomegranate Seeds and Sangria Mix into Champagne flute. Fill with Santa Margarita Prosecco. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

3. Starry Night

½ oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 ½ oz. chocolate vodka
½ oz. simple syrup
Crushed chocolate cookie and Chinese star anise for garnish

Rim a martini glass with crushed chocolate cookie and set aside. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chocolate vodka, Lucid Absinthe, and simple syrup. Shake thoroughly and strain into the martini glass. Garnish with Chinese star anise and serve.

4. Choco-Spresso

2 oz. Sobieski Espresso Vodka
2 oz. KerryGold Irish Cream
2 scoops chocolate ice cream
Chocolate syrup (optional)
Whipped cream

In a blender, combine Sobieski Espresso Vodka, KerryGold Irish Cream and the chocolate ice cream. Blend until smooth. Top with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Serve.

5. CAMUS Milk Punch

1 ½ oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac
½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. vanilla extract
3 drops Herbsaint
Half & half
Nutmeg for garnish

Pour all ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice. Fill the glass with half and half. Toss mixture between your glass and a metal bar shaker 3 or 4 times. Do not shake! Pour contents back into glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Created by Paul Gusting from Broussard’s in NOLA

6. Coco Press

1 oz. Amaretto
2 oz. Bacardi Oakheart
3 oz. Pumpkin real puree
14 oz. Hot Chocolate
5 Marshmallows

Place 5 marshmallows (regular size) into bottom of press. Add the first three ingredients then fill with hot chocolate. Insert depressor and lid. Slowly press.

7. Apple Old Fashioned

2 oz. Whiskey
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
4 dashes Peychauds Bitters
4 slices Granny Smith Apples

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Muddle, shake and strain serve over ice. Garnish with apple slice.

8. Sparkling Ice Spike Cranberry Lemonade

3 oz. Sparkling ICE Lemonade
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 1/2 oz. vodka
Fresh Cranberries and mint for garnish

In a shaker, combine Sparkling ICE Lemonade, cranberry juice and vodka. Pour into glass and garnish with fresh cranberries and mint spring.

9. Coco Joy Coconut Eggnog

4 cans Coco Joy
Coconut Water 6 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
8 ounces spiced rum
Ice
Cinnamon
Coconut flakes

Check out the full recipe here: http://bit.ly/1wJyJVD

10. Light Negroni

1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Aperol
1 oz. Marini Bianco
Lemon slice for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon slice.

11. Voga Italia Pomegranate Sparkler

1 teaspoon fresh pomegranate seeds
3 ounces VOGA Prosecco ½ oz. Pomegranate Juice

Scoop 1 teaspoon of fresh pomegranate seeds into a champagne glass Pour in pomegranate juice Top with VOGA Prosecco

12. Spiced Milk

Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
3/4 oz. Barbancourt 8yr
3/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand Ambre
2 oz. Egg Nog

Add all ingredients above into a mixing tin. Add ice and shake. After shake, strain into a chilled martini coupe.
Glass: Martini Coupe
Garnish: Grated Pistachios, Short Bread Cookie

From: Yellowtail Sunset

13. Akira Back Pimm’s Royale

2 oz. Akira Back Sake Pimm’s (see recipe below)
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
2 oz. Mio Sparkling Sake
1 oz. Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Add ingredients above into a wine glass. Then add lemon, lime and cucumber half moons. Add ice and stir. Top with mint sprig.
Glass: Wine glass
Garnish: Lemon & lime half moon wedges, cucumber half moon wedges, mint sprig

From: Yellowtail Sunset

14. Sparkling Ice Raspberry Shooters

lack Raspberry Sparkling ICE
1 oz. vanilla flavored vodka
White sugar nonpareils for rimming each shot glass

Wet the rim of a chilled shot glass and dip into a shallow bowl of nonpareils. Pour in chilled vodka and top with a splash of Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE.

15. G’Vine Orchid by Junior Merino

1.5 oz G’Vine Floraison
1.5 oz pink grapefruit juice
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1.5 oz Brut Champagne

Add the G’Vine Floraison, pink grapefruit juice and elderflower liqueur with ice and shake. Before pouring into a highball glass, add the Champagne to the mix with the rest of the ingredients. Garnish with an orchid.

16. Look Better Naked Margarita by Adam Seger

1.5 oz Partida Reposado
.5 oz Sambazon Pure Organic Acai Smoothie Pack
.75 oz Partida Organic Agave Nectar
4″ Sprig Rosemary (reserve the top inch for garnish)
.5 oz Organic egg white
1 lime fresh squeezed
Muddle rosemary in a 16 oz pint glass until aromatic. Add liquid ingredients. Rim a chilled 10 oz cocktail glass with salt & pepper. Shake liquid ingredients vigorously w/ice. Strain into glass. Top with rosemary.

17. Dark Rum Daisy

1.5 oz. Appleton
1 oz. Domaine
.5 oz. Lime
.5 oz. Simple
4 dashes of Peychauds bitters
Lemon and Lime slices for garnish

Combine Appleton, Domaine, lime and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with Peychauds bitters. Garnish with lemon and lime slices.

18. Calvados Royal

1 oz Fine V.S. Calvados Pere Magloire
.75 oz strawberry liqueur
3.25 oz Champagne or sparkling wine

In a coupe, strain the strawberry liqueur and Calvados. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine.

19. Coco Joy Coconut Cucumber Gin Fizz

2 oz. Coco Joy Coconut Water
2 oz. gin
1 oz. Lime sparkling water
Fresh Lime wedge, cucumber slices and basil for garnish

Slice fresh cucumber and mint leaves and place in the bottom of a glass. Muddle and fill glass with ice. Shake Coco Joy, Gin, and sparkling water and pour into glass. Garnish with fresh cucumber, lime and mint.

20. Voga Italia Sparkling Peppermint Swirl

2 ½ oz. VOGA Sparkling
1.5 oz. Vanilla vodka
1 oz. crème de menthe liquor
Splash of Grenadine

In a shaker, combine ice, vodka and crème de menthe and grenadine. Stir gently and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with crushed candy canes. Top with VOGA Sparkling and garnish with a candy cane.

21. Whiskey Mule

2 oz. Whiskey
.5 oz. Lemon
.5 oz. Simple
1 oz. Ginger Beer
Orange slice for garnish

Combine whiskey, lemon and simple syrup in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with orange slice.

22. Berry Merry Mistletoe

2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
4 parts cran-raspberry juice
¼ part fresh lime juice
Raspberries (for garnish)
Rosemary sprig (for garnish)

In a shaker filled with ice, shake together the cran-raspberry juice and vodka. Add the lime juice. Serve on the rocks. Garnish with raspberries and fresh rosemary sprig.

23. Maple Syrup Martini

2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
2 parts club soda
Dollop of warm maple syrup

Shake vodka and maple syrup together with ice. Top with club soda and pour into martini glass.

24. Cruzan Snow Day

1 3/4 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
1/4 part DeKuyper Crème de Menthe
1 1/2 parts Heavy Cream
Squeeze of Fresh Lime

Combine all ingredients over ice, shake, double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with crushed peppermint on the rim of the glass.

25. Cruzan Sleigh Bell

2 parts Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
1/2 part Bitter Amaro
Dash of Orange Bitters
Bing Cherry

Combine all ingredients over ice and stir. Pour into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a Bing Cherry.

26. Mexican Mule

1 part Sauza® 901® Tequila
2 parts ginger beer
Juice of ½ lime

Combine Sauza® 901® Tequila and lime juice in a highball glass. Add ice. Pour ginger beer into glass. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

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