Top 5 Drinks For The Holiday

Decorating the tree, the lights, the stockings, buying present and sending invitations. Sending Christmas cards, visiting relatives and all the office Christmas parties. Wrapping presents, queuing for that toy your kids want and all the to do lists. Booking plane tickets, packing all the bags and getting the car ready.

The holidays can be a stressful time. It is vital, not just to survive them, but to enjoy them that we have a little fun. To do that, it’s a great idea to share as much of it as possible with your loved ones.

It is also vital, to have a drink. Here are our 5 top drinks for the holiday that you’ll love making with friends and relatives. Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive!


CRANBERRY AND MINT MARTINI

This beautiful drink will look great with your Christmas decorations.  It is delicious and will put a smile on everyone’s face!

Ingredients:

8 oz. Fresh Mint leaves

2 fl. oz. Ketel One Vodka

1 ½ fl. oz. Cranberry Juice

Fresh Cranberries

¼ fl. oz. Pomegranate (grenadine) syrup

To prepare:

Jumble mint in the base of a shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients with ice and shake. Pour into a nice, chilled glass.


GRAPEFRUIT AND ROSEMARY CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL

This drink has a very creamy rose-colored that adds freshness to your cocktail selection.

Ingredients:

¼ cup crushed ice

1 Tablespoon of Fresh Rosemary

1 ¼ Inch Thick Sliced Grapefruit

1 ½ oz. Vodka

4 oz. Seltzer Water

Grapefruit Slices and Rosemary Sprigs to garnish

To prepare:

Mix together the ice and rosemary in a cocktail shaker. Add the grapefruit slice and shake. Pour in the vodka and the seltzer and serve in a martini glass. If you like, you can add extra ice.


SPARKLING HOLIDAY MIMOSA

This cocktail has a great combination of colors and flavours.

Ingredients:

1 oz. Amaretto

¼ Cup of Fresh Orange Juice, Chilled

1 ½ oz. Vanilla Vodka

Cranberry Simple Syrup (1 bag frozen cranberries, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water)

Ice

¼ Cup Frozen Cranberries

¼ Cup Chilled Sparkling Wine

Orange Zest Twist

To prepare:

Stir the orange juice, amaretto and vodka in a shaker. Pour 1 ½ tablespoon of cranberry syrup on a chilled glass with ice. Add the mix, the cranberries and sparkling wine. Decorate with orange twist and serve in the moment.


CHERRY FROST

This is a great looking cocktail that will look sophisticated and chic in tall thin glass.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons of Black Cherry Liqueur

1 Tablespoon of Brandy

1 Cup of Crushed Ice

4 Tablespoons of Sparkling White Wine

To decorate: Maraschino Cherries

To prepare:

In a cocktail shaker, mix black cherry liqueur, brandy and crushed ice. Shake until chilled.

In a champagne glass, strain the mix and top it off with the sparkling white wine. Decorate with Maraschino Cherries.


JINGLE JUICE

Here is the star of our top 5 drinks for the holidays. It combines the freshness of the fruits, with the sting of the vodka and the sweetness of the liqueur.

Ingredients:

5 Cups of Orange Juice

1 Cup of Vodka

⅓  Cup of Orange Liqueur

¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

½ Cup Maraschino Cherry Juice

Fruit-flavored candy cane, cherries with stems, orange and lemon slices.

To prepare:

Stir all the ingredients and pour over ice. Garnishes vary depending on the flavor you need. You can also switch the orange liqueur with orange juice.

Top 5 Chirstmas Drinks

Christmas holidays can be great fun if you share the Christmas spirit. The decorations, family reunions, that big tasty Christmas dinner, the holidays in a nice beach or in a mountain top. It can all be very exciting, and also stressful.

If you are lacking that joyful Christmas spirit, or you are pumped full of it, you will be having a drink, or two, at some point. To help you enjoy the Christmas spirit, we give you the top five Christmas Drinks recipes that will make you the star of the party! Remember to celebrate responsibly.


THE GRINCH

Yes, the Grinch. Every party has, at least, one. That grumpy looking, in a bad mood because he/she must celebrate when all he/she wants is to be left alone and not be wearing that horrible sweater his/her mom gave him/her.

This drink is perfect for them. It will make everybody else smile, and after a one or two of these, even the Grinch will be having a good time!

You need:

2 oz. Midori melon liqueur

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon of sugar syrup (melt sugar and water at low heat)

To prepare:

Pour it all in a large shaker with ice and shake away! Present it in a martini glass and party all night!


THE POINSETTIA

We all know the distinctive color of the Poinsettia flower. Nothing says Christmas more than Poinsettias. It makes for a very tasty Christmas drink.

You need:

5 oz. Cointreau

½ Fill Champagne

½ Fill Cranberry Juice

To prepare:

Pour it all in a large-stemmed red wine glass. To chill the mixture, add crushed ice and stir. To decorate: twist orange strips on the glass and drop them in. Serve and enjoy!


CHRISTMAS COSMOPOLITAN

On a night out with the girls, or at any party, a Cosmopolitan is always a good choice. Here is how to give it a Christmas twist that everybody will love.

You need:

½ oz. Cointreau

½ oz. Cranberry Juice

1 Teaspoon of Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz. of Vodka

Frozen Cranberries

To prepare:

Mix the Cointreau, the cranberry juice, the lime juice and vodka with ice in a shaker. Present it in a Martini glass with a few frozen cranberries floating on top.


PEPPERMINT STICK

It is delicious and also a looker. Well decorated, this drink brings the best of the Christmas season: colors, candy and parties!

You’ll need:

3 oz. of White Chocolate Liqueur

1 oz. of Heavy Cream

1 oz. of Peppermint Schnapps

Small and Large Candy Canes

To prepare:

To decorate the rim of the martini glass, crush 2 large candy canes. Dip the rim of the glass in water and on the crushed candy canes. It will stick around the rim, looking very lovely and in tune with the Christmas spirit.

In a shaker, mix the white chocolate liqueur, the heavy cream and peppermint schnapps with ice. Shake, shake, shake and pour into the martini glass without washing away the decorated rims. Add a small candy cane to decorate and you are done!


CHRISTMAS CHAMPTINI

This is the ultimate Christmas drink. It combines the holiday spirit with the style of bubbly champagne.

You’ll need:

2 ½ oz. Chambord

Champagne

Raspberries

In a martini glass, pour the exquisite Chambord and top it off with heavenly Champagne. Add a few raspberries to decorate and have a very Merry Christmas!