Posted on: December 12, 2023 Posted by: Utamu Belle Comments: 2

With Christmas and the new year just around the corner, get ready to toast to the holiday festivities with these six refreshing cocktail recipe ideas- specifically curated from hotels, resorts, and restaurants across the globe.

Whether you choose to whip and serve them up in the comfort of your own home, or toast to family and friends at the various locations, these festive cocktails are sure to keep you sipping in the holiday spirit- all season long.

Merry Chrismosas at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Merry Chrismosas

Cheers to the “most wonderful time of the year” with the “Merry Chrismosas” – a glass of bubbly drink, dressed up in its “holiday best” with Stolichnaya Razberi,St. Germain, and white cranberry juice, along with a rosemary and cranberry garnish. This refreshing and festive cocktail is a seasonal sip that’s sure to make spirits bright.

Ingredients:

  • .5 oz Stolichnaya Razberi
  • .5 oz St. Germain
  • 2 oz White cranberry juice
  • 2 oz sparkling wine

Instructions:

Build in a wine glass and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary.

Naughty But Nice Margarita at Plant Riverside District- Savannah, Georgia

Naughty But Nice Margarita

Plant Riverside District will sparkle with holiday charm this season for the fourth annual Savannah Christmas Market. The Christmas market blends European and Southern holiday traditions in a spectacular entertainment district overlooking the Savannah River in one of America’s most beautiful cities. The market features a wide range of holiday-themed events and activities including live music and performances, children’s activities, photos with Santa Claus, the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights, specialty holiday cocktails such as the “Naughty but Nice Margarita”, and more.

 Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 0.5 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut (cocktail syrup)
  • Rosemary and cranberries (for garnish)

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together in a shaker, and blend well. Rim glass with cream of coconut and sugar. Pour over ice. Garnish with rosemary and cranberries.

Holiday of Hope Street at Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse- Los Angeles, California

Holiday of Hope Street

Nick+Stef’s Steakhouse is kicking off the season in style with their “Holiday of Hope Street.” Named for the restaurant’s downtown LA location, this beverage combines favorite seasonal flavors of cinnamon and coffee in a delightful, elegant presentation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Bacardi 8 year
  • 1 oz Mr. Black coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz Licor 43 horchata
  • Garnish: cinnamon powder and 1 cinnamon stick

 Instructions:

In an ice shaker, mix Bacardi 8-year, coffee liqueur and Licor 43 horchata. Shake vigorously, then pour into a rock glass with 1 large ice cube. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick garnish.

Sour Apple Snowfall at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort- Oranjestad, Aruba

Sour Apple Snowfall

Enjoy specialty holiday cocktails including the “Sour Apple Snowfall” at the resort’s popular bar Horizons Lounge. This is the perfect spot to settle down, have a drink, experience the beautiful sunset, and observe the breathtaking views of the island’s iconic and famous Fofoti trees.

 Ingredients:

  • 2 oz sour apple 
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cream apple 
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz apple puree
  • Cinnamon (for rimming)
  • Rosemary and a slice of dried fruit (for garnish)

 Instructions:

Coat rim with cinnamon. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Pour over ice and top with rosemary and a slice of dried fruit.

The Polar Expresso at Mother Pizzeria- Newport, Rhode Island

The Polar Expresso

Let the holiday spirit take you with this sweet, iconic holiday twist on a chilled-to-perfection espresso martini, combining the flavors of fresh espresso, sweet vermouth, Campari, and cinnamon syrup (made from scratch!).

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz fresh espresso
  • 1 oz Raina Numero Uno Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 3/4 oz cinnamon syrup*

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Double strain into your favorite cocktail glass and garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.

Cinnamon Syrup: Combine a cup each of sugar and water and 4 cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Strain once cooled and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

White Christmas Mojito at The Madison Hotel- Washington DC

White Christmas Mojito

Celebrate the magic of the holidays at The Madison Hotel with the enchanting “White Christmas Mojito” – a delightful infusion of crisp mint notes, the tang of lime, and a sprinkle of sweetness blended with the luxurious combination of rums and coconut milk.

 Ingredients:

  • 8 Fresh Mint Leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of Half a Lime
  • 1 TBSP White Sugar, plus more for garnish
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Sparkling Water
  • Simple Syrup
  • Sparkling Sugar
  • Pomegranate Arils

Instructions:

Rim glass by dipping it in simple syrup and sparkling sugar. In a shaker add mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar. Muddle until mint leaves break down. Add ice, white rum, coconut rum, and coconut milk. Shake until well chilled. Place ice in the prepared glass and strain the cocktail over. Splash with sparkling water. Garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate arils.

 

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