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5 Best Christmas Cocktails For The Holiday Season

Christmas Cocktail Recipes by www.thechuggernauts.com

This list is for those looking to spice up their next Christmas party with something a little different than the classic eggnog. These 5 great Christmas cocktails are sure to bring festive cheer to even the stingiest of grinches.

#1 Naughty Hot Chocolate

Recipe from www.delish.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 2 ounces of chocolate liqueur (such as Godiva)
  • 2 marshmallows

Directions

Why not combine the comforting feeling of hot chocolate with some tasty cocoa liqueur? The first step is to make the hot chocolate by boiling the skim milk over low heat and then mixing in the cocoa powder. Next you’ll want to broil the marshmallows to give them that nice brown color. Finally add the all the liquid ingredients together in a shaker and shake well. Pour into glasses and add marshmallows on top.

#2 Christmas Sangria

Recipe from www.ricardocuisine.com

Ingredients

  • 3 Clementines (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 4 cups of clementine juice
  • 4 cups of cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of vodka
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 4 cups of ginger ale
  • 4 cups of ice cubes

Directions

This cocktail is a little more complex and might take a few trips to your local produce section to get all the ingredients. Thankfully it’s easy to prepare. Simple combine all ingredients (except for the wine, soda and ice cubes) into a large jar and refrigerate for 24 hours. Then combine the remaining ingredients and it’s ready to serve.

#3 Candy Cane Cocktail

Recipe from www.thefoodnetwork.com

Ingredients

  • 1 shot of vanilla rum
  • 1 shot Godiva white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 shot peppermint schnapps
  • 1 candy cane for garnish

Directions

This one is for those who love peppermint around the holidays. Simply combine the rum, liqueur and schnapps with some ice in a shaker. Then strain into a martini glass and use the candy cane to garnish.

#4 Jack Frost Cocktail

Recipe from www.theblondcook.com

Ingredients

  • Light corn syrup or honey (for rimming glasses)
  • Flaked coconut
  • 8 cups of ice
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup of blue curacao
  • 1/2 cup of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of cream of coconut

Directions

This one leaves you with a tropical yet still Christmas-y flavor. Start by rimming the glasses with the corn syrup or honey and then dip the rims in the coconut flakes. Next blend all remaining ingredients until the desired consistency is reached. Then pour it into the rimmed glasses and you’re ready to go.

#5 Christmas Cosmo

Recipe from www.womansday.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 1 cup of cranberry-pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup of orange liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • A few twisted lime peels

Directions

This one is a simple but effective twist on the classic cosmopolitan. Simply combine the vodka, cranberry-pomegranate juice, orange liqueur and lime juice into a pitcher with ice. Stir gently for about 30 seconds. Then strain into glasses and add lime twists to garnish.

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