Christmas Cocktails


Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, everyone can appreciate a drink to raise your spirits. Except, some traditional drinks are getting pretty stale, and eggnog makes me nauseous. So, I have three easy recipes for cocktails to take you from day to night to keep your spirits merry and bright (poetry).

Grown-Up Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • one packet of instant hot chocolate or cocoa powder and sugar to your liking 
  • 2 oz Bailey’s (that amount is flexible)

Heat up the milk, add in the cocoa, and finish with the Bailey’s. Top off with some marshmallows and a candy cane for some added flair. 


Cranberry Sparkler:

  • 1 oz of vodka
  • 3 oz of cranberry juice
  • 3 oz of champagne or sparkling wine 

Pour in the vodka and cranberry juice and give that a swirl. Then, pour in the bubbles. 


Spiked Apple: 

  • 2 oz of Fireball Whiskey (or any favorite whiskey is fine, but Fireball has that added cinnamon flavor)
  • 2 oz of apple juice or cider

In a rocks glass (with or without ice, whatever you prefer), pour in the Fireball Whiskey and apple juice/cider and give it a swirl. Throw in a cinnamon stick for garnish. 




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