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Try These Christmas Cocktail Recipes Today

When is a better occasion than Christmas to enjoy a delicious cocktail or two? As I'm really getting into the holiday spirit this year, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Christmas cocktail recipes with you. Whether you're more partial to bourbon than Irish whiskey, or prefer vodka to rum, there's are recipe in here to suite you. Make this Christmas extra special for friends and family by serving them these amazing Christmassy cocktails: 
1. Bourbon-based: Bourbon Milk Punch


  • 3 parts whole milk
  • 2 parts half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 parts Bourbon whisky
  • 1 part sifted sugar, powdered
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fresh grated nutmeg
  • (optional garnish) Cinnamon Stick

Serve in: Lowball glass


1. Place the milk, half-and-half, bourbon, sugar, and vanilla in a pitcher.

2. Freeze until it reaches a slushy consistency and is ready to serve.

3. Stir before serving in a chilled glass.

4. Garnish with fresh nutmeg.

2. Irish whiskey-based: Classic Irish Coffee


  • 1 1/2 parts Irish whiskey
  • 1 part hot coffee
  • 1/8 part brown sugar
  • whipped cream

Serve in: 8-ounce glass mug


1. Combine all ingredients in the mug.

2. Top off with whipped cream.

3. Rum-based: Hot Velvet


  • 1 part Cruzan Velvet Cinnamon Rum
  • 1 part dark rum
  • 2 parts hot chocolate
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 tiny pinch salt
  • Cinnamon, ground

Serve in: Regular mug


1. Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pot over medium heat.

2. Whisk the mixture briefly until it’s warm.

3. Pour the mixture into the mug, garnish with grated cinnamon and serve.


4. Vodka-based: Peppermint Hot Cocoa


  • 1 part vodka
  • ½ part peppermint Schnapps
  • Hot chocolate
  • Whipped cream to garnish
  • Cherries to garnish
  • Crushed candy canes to serve

Serve in: Regular mug


1. Sprinkle crushed candy canes around the rim of the mug.

2. Pour all ingredients into the mug.

3. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.

Content and Image Source: The Cocktail Project


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