15 Very Merry Holiday Cocktails

Spice up the season with these holiday drink recipes that promise to warm you up!

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Warm Winter Margarita

Serves 4

 

4 shot glasses Sauza Silver Tequila

3 1/2 cups apple juice

1 cinnamon stick

2 cups dried fruit of your choice

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

 

1. Combine apple juice and cinnamon in a large pot.

2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Remove cinnamon stick carefully. Add sugar, dried fruit, and tequila. Mix and serve warm.

 

Recipe courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

French Kiss

1/2 part Courvoisier VSOP

1/2 part champagne

1 sugar cube

 

1. Fill glass with Courvoisier VSOP and champagne.

2. Add sugar cube, if desired, and serve in champagne flute.

 

Recipe courtesy of Courvoisier

Courtesy of Courvoisier

Snow Angel

1.25 parts Courvoisier Rose

.5 parts DeKuyper White Creme de Cacao

2.5 parts heavy cream

Muddled raspberries

 

1. Muddle raspberries and combine ingredients.

2. Shake well with ice and strain into chocolate drizzled glass.

 

Recipe courtesy of Courvoisier

Courtesy of Courvoisier

Holiday Pie

1 part Courvoisier VSOP

1 part fresh lemon sour

.5 parts DeKuyper Apricot Brandy

4 parts apple cider

 

1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain in a cocktail glass.

2. Garnish with a lemon spiral twist. Add a dash of ground cinnamon for extra flavor!

 

Recipe courtesy of Courvoisier

Courtesy of Courvoisier

Mistletoe Kiss

1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

3/4 ounce honey syrup*

5 raspberries

2 parts honey

1 part hot water

 

1. Combine honey and water to create honey syrup.

2. Combine Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and raspberries into a cocktail shaker with ice.

3. Shake hard to break up the raspberries and strain into a flute filled with ice. Garnish with three raspberries and ground cinnamon.

 

Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

Courtesy of Godiva Chocolate

S'mores Margarita

Serves 4

 

6 ounces Sauza Silver Tequila

1/2 cup chocolate syrup

4 ounces chocolate liqeur

1/3 cup cream

Ice

 

Garnish:

Mini marshmallows

Toothpicks

Chocolate-Marshmallow Cream Sauce

 

1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.

2. Pour into glasses rimmed with chocolate-marshmallow creme sauce. Garnish with skewer of mini marshmallows.

 

Recipe courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Rosemary Lemon Margarita

Serves 4

 

6 ounces Sauza Silver Tequila

8 ounces lemon juice

24 ounces club soda

4 rosemary sprigs

4 tablespoons sugar

 

1. Combine lemons, club soda, sugar, and tequila in pitcher. Mix well.

2. Refrigerate until cold. Place 1 rosemary sprig in each of the 4 serving cups. Pour margarita and drink cold or iced.

 

Recipe courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Milk and Honey

1.5 parts Courvoisier VSOP

4 parts hot milk (or half and half)

1 teaspoon of clover honey

 

1. Combine ingredients and serve hot with grated nutmeg.

 

Recipe courtesy of Courvoisier

Courtesy of Courvoisier

Rivoli Twist

1 part Courvoisier VSOP
½ part apricot brandy
Splash of dark cacao (optional)
2 teaspoons of shredded marmalade
Orange to garnish

 

1. Pour the Courvoisier VSOP, apricot brandy and dark cacao into a cocktail shaker. Then, add marmalade and stir briskly.

2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a Martini glass.

 

Recipe courtesy of Courvoisier

Courtesy of Courvoisier

Hot Shotty

1 part Hornitos Anejo Tequila

4 parts hot chocolate (package mix or homemade)

 

1. Combine all ingredients.

2. Top with whipped cream and a dash of chili powder.

 

Recipe courtesy of Hornitos Premium Tequila

Courtesy of S&C Photography

Holiday Toddy

1.5 parts Courvoisier VSOP

1 half moon slice of orange

1 wedge of lemon

3 whole cloves

1 part agave nectar

Hot water

 

1. In an Irish coffee mug muddle the cloves, orange, and lemon.

2. Add nectar and Courvoisier VSOP and top with steaming hot water.

3. Stir and serve with a cinnamon stick.

 

Recipe courtesy of Courvoisier

Courtesy of Courvoisier

Pumpkin Spice Tequila Margarita

1/4 cup Sauza Blue Silver Tequila
1/2 cup cream
2 tablespoons pumpkin spice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
Whipped Cream

 

1. In a saucepan, combine cream with pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla and spice.

2. Brew coffee and divide it between two mugs.

3. To each mug add half of the Sauza Blue Tequila and the cream mixture and stir.

4. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

 

Recipe courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Merry Cherry

1 ½ parts Courvoisier® VSOP™
½ part Cherry Heering® Liqueur
6 black cherries
Dash of gomme syrup
Soda water
Mint to garnish


1. Muddle the cherries in a mixing glass before adding all the other ingredients.

2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with soda and garnish with a sprig of mint and a single cherry.

 

Recipe courtesy of Courvoisier

Courtesy of Courvoisier

Sparkling Margarita

7.5 oz. Sauza Gold Tequila

2.5 oz. DeKuyper Triple Sec

3 oz. fresh Lime Juice (3 wedges)

3 oz. agave nectar

12 oz. prosecco or any sparkling white wine

Lime Wedge

 

1. Combine all the ingredients except for the sparkling white wine and shake vigorously to chill.

2. Strain the mixture into a chilled champagne glass and top it off with the sparkling white wine. Then garnish and enjoy.

 

Recipe courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Gingersnap

1 ounce Ketel One Vodka

1/4 ounce ginger liqueur

2 dashes Campari

1 dash dry vermouth

1 ounce orange juice

Orange slice for garnish

 

1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

2. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice.

 

Courtesy of Ketel One

 

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First Published Wed, 2011-10-26 15:39

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