Blogmas 2019 Day 3: Christmas Cocktails

During the holidays I live on Pinterest searching for holiday drinks I can prepare when I get together with family, friends, and even to carry into the office.

Drinks that I add alcohol, I make sure to make an additional batch for those who don’t/can’t drink alcohol. I like to be sure everyone can enjoy it. : )

Here are the holiday drinks that I will be serving this year.

Christmas Punch

Makes 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups pomegranate-cranberry juice such as Ocean Spray
  • 1 can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 6 cups lime-flavored sparkling water
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • Optional addition: rum, champagne or vodka in quantity of your choice.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the pomegranate-cranberry juice and limeade concentrate in a pitcher. Stir until combined.
  • Add the sparkling water and stir until well combined.
  • Garnish with cranberries, limes, and mint, then serve.

Tips:

  • You can serve this drink either in a pitcher, drink dispenser or a punch bowl, whichever is more convenient.
  • Freeze your cranberries before you add them to the drink and they will serve as ice cubes – the drink will stay cold but won’t get watered down.
  • Use lime-flavored sparkling water with no added sugar. You can also use plain sparkling water, or the lemon or orange flavors.

 

Cranberry Apple Cider Punch

*makes 1 serving

*recipe from bettycrocker.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups apple cider, chilled
  • cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
  • cups ginger ale, chilled
  • can (12 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • Frozen cranberries, if desired
  • Orange peel curls, if desired

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a 4-quart container, stir together cider, cranberry juice, ginger ale, and orange juice concentrate. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • Just before serving, pour punch into a punch bowl. Garnish with cranberries and orange peel curls.

 

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

*makes 1 serving

*recipe from the marvelous misadventures of a foodie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz Cream of coconut (such as CocoLopez)
  • 1½ oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1½ oz Creme de Cocoa
  • Ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine cream of coconut, vanilla vodka and creme de cocoa. Shake until well chilled and combined. Strain into an ice-filled glass.

Tips:

  • Make sure you use the clear crème de cocoa.
  • Recipe calls for cream of coconut. There IS a difference between cream of coconut, coconut cream, and coconut milk – so make sure you pick the correct one.
  • You can find the cream of coconut in the liquor aisle of the grocery store. Look out for Coco Lopez.

 

Apple Pie on the Rocks

*makes 1 serving

*recipe from veganyackattack

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ounce (30 ml) Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ounce (30 ml) Fireball Whiskey
  • 4 oz (120 ml) Organic Apple Juice
  • Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar for the rim Grind a little finer for more successful sugaring
  • Optional: Cinnamon Stick for Garnish
  • Ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wet the rim of your rocks glass just a little, and gently sugar the rim with the brown sugar.
  • In a martini shaker, pour the vodka, Fireball, apple juice, and ground cinnamon together with a handful of ice cubes.
  • Shake 10 times and pour the contents into the glass without wiping off the sugar rim.
  • Serve chilled and with a cinnamon stick, for garnish.

 

What are some Christmas cocktails that you will be enjoying this year?

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