Whether you're hosting a huge holiday party or just enjoying a relaxing date night at home, these Christmas-inspired cocktail recipes are sure-to-please. 


Apple Cider Float

This is more of a dessert than anything else, but who’s going to argue with ice cream in their drink?

What you’ll need:

– 1 part Jim Beam bourbon

– ½ part apple schnapps

– 2 parts apple cider

– dashes of cinnamon

– 1 scoop vanilla ice cream


Apple Pie Shot

For those trying to watch their figure around the holidays here’s a a “light” version of a classic. 

What You’ll Need:

– 1 fluid oz. vodka

– 1 fluid oz. apple cider

– apple cider

– 1 tbsp. whipped cream

– 1 pinch ground cinnamon


Bailey's Hot Chocolate

Pour some Bailey’s in your hot chocolate, and suddenly everything’s gonna be ok. . .


Cocoa Candy Cane

Also known as a "Christmas Mint Kiss," this drink is essentially peppermint bark in a glass.

What you’ll need:

– 3 parts hot chocolate

– 1 part peppermint schnapps


Hot Buttered Rum

Settle into the couch after a long night with this recipe that’s perfect parts warm and sweet.

What You’ll Need:

– 2 oz. of dark rum

– 1 cinnamon stick

– 1 pat butter

– 1 slice lemon peel

– boiled water


Rudolph won’t be the only one with a red nose once this coconut-flavored drink is gone!

What you’ll need:

– 2 oz. vodka

– 1 fluid oz. hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico

– 1 fluid ounce coconut flavored rum

– 1 fluid oz. half-and-half cream

– 2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks

– 1 maraschino cherry


Santa Shot

As pretty as they are tasty! 

What You’ll Need:

– 1 part grenadine syrup

– 1 part green creme de menthe

– 1 part peppermint schnapps


The Grinch

Your heart won’t grow  three sizes when you finish it, but you’ll definitely love the one who made it for you a little more than you did.

What You’ll Need:

– 2 oz. Midori

– 1/2 oz. lemon juice

– 1 tsp. simple syrup

– 1 maraschino cherry for garnish

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