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Christmas Cocktails for the Holidays

Christmas Cocktails are a key component to dealing with enjoying time with your friends and family over the holidays. With a few Vodka Cocktails and Vodka Mixed Drinks in your system, suddenly you realize that maybe your brother or sister isn’t such a pain after all… I’m kidding of course (although maybe you aren’t), but I’d like to think of Christmas Cocktails as a fun way to bring people together. Christmas dinner is all well and good, but I’m sure there’s a fair amount of people that like their pre meal drink. 

Listed below are some excellent Christmas Cocktails to whip up for your holiday get together. Whether it be smoothing over the family tension or maybe livening up the party, these will sure to impress your friends and family. Who knows, one of these could even help you get lucky under that mistletoe this year!

Christmas Cocktails – Christmas Cheer:

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Christmas Cheer
  1. Pour 1.5 ounces of green apple vodka into a class with ice.
    Feel free to use your vodka  brand of choice.
  2. Pour .5 ounces of Triple Sec.
    This will give it an even stronger citrus flavor.
  3. Pour a splash of grenadine.
    Added for a little sweetness and color.
  4. Pour 3 ounces of cranberry juice.
    It wouldn’t be Christmas without some cranberries. 
  5. Give the drink a shake or stir and serve. 

To make your Christmas cocktail even more special, try freezing some cranberries or blueberries and floating them on top of the drink. This works especially well of the person doesn’t like ice in their vodka cocktail.


Christmas Cocktails – ‘Where’s the Mistletoe?’ Shooter:

  1. Pour 1 ounce of chilled vodka into a shooter glass.
    Something that’s easy to throw back.
  2. Add 1 ounce of Goldschläger.
    Get excited.
  3. Add 1 ounce of cranberry juice.
    Make it a little easier going down
  4. Give the glass a little stir and toss it back.
It’s not hard to toss back a shooter and be ready for your next drink. This Christmas cocktail carries the flavors of holidays and will have you feeling jolly in no time. Just make sure you pay attention to who steps under that mistletoe with ya!


Christmas Cocktails – Candy Cane Martini:

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Candy Cane Martini
  1. Using a chilled martini glass, Rim the glass with red or green sugar (use food coloring).
    Either color looks nice.
  2. Pour 1.5 ounces of chilled vanilla vodka into your cocktail shaker.
    Regular vodka works too, but vanilla gives it a nice flavor.
  3. Pour .5 ounces of peppermint schnapps.
    This is about 1/3 of a shot glass.
  4. Pour 1 ounce of club soda (optional).
    This is if you want a less strong martini.
  5. Shake cocktail and pour into martini glass.
    Garnish with a mini candy cane inside the glass.
This is a fun Christmas Cocktail that is really fun to create. The candy cane is really important to making this mixed drink look good. I recommend using those mini candy canes as they will fit best in the martini glasses.


Christmas Cocktails – Russian Nog:

  1. Pour 2 ounces of vodka into a glass filled with ice.
    No need for a cocktail shaker here.
  2. Add 1 ounce of chocolate liquor.
    Something like Bailey’s should work nicely.
  3. Add 3-5 ounces of eggnog. Stir and serve.
    Feel free to add as much or little as you want.
If you’re a fan of white Russians, then this Christmas Cocktail is right up your alley. This is one the easier drinks to make that anyone who likes eggnog will be sure to enjoy.


Christmas Cocktails – Russian Nog Smoothie:

  1. Pour 2 ounces of Vodka into a cocktail shaker or glass with ice.
    Feel free to add a little more or less.
  2. Pour in 1 ounce of eggnog.
    It’s not Christmas without a little eggnog.
  3. Add 1 ounce of orange juice and banana juice.
    These are the fruits of the smoothie.
  4. Shake or stir and serve.
This is just a holiday twist on a fruit smoothie with a kick of vodka. Feel free to add an ounce of triple sec (which is an orange liquor) and see how that adds to this cocktail.


Christmas Cocktails – Gingerbread Man

Christmas Cocktails
Gingerbread Man
  1. Add .5 ounces of Vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
    Choose your favorite brand.
  2. Add .5 ounces of Goldschläger.
  3. Add .5 ounces of Bailey’s.
  4. Add .5 ounces of butterscotch Schnapps.
    This is where you have some options. You can either pour what you have into a shot glass and take it as is. Or…
  5. Add 3-5 ounces of either coffee or hot chocolate.
    Both of these will work well as mixers for this cocktail.
I realize that there’s a lot going on with this Christmas Cocktail but I highly recommend trying it. All of the liquors used come together to form a real warm and full flavored mixed drink. It will scream Christmas joy all the way the down. Definitely worth a try.
Christmas Cocktails are definitely a must this holiday season and hopefully you get a chance to try these at your next Christmas party. Lets face it, you will probably be consuming alcohol this Christmas. And that’s not a bad thing! So why not try some of these cocktails out at your next family get together. Tis the season for Ugly Sweater Parties and I’ll bet you could find a ton of people wanting to try a new vodka cocktail this Christmas. So no matter what the occasion, I hope you enjoy yourself and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy that eggnog!

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  1. these are some great recipes, i would def suggest using voli light vodka because its lower calories 🙂

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