5 Easy Christmas Cocktail Recipes and Serving Suggestions

Our resident entertaining expert said it best: Find a signature cocktail to host a holiday fete with style. We know, it sounds intimidating — but branching out beyond wine and beer isn’t that difficult. We’ve compiled 5 decadent, delicious cocktails to finish off the holidays right — all with little to no bartending skills required.


1. Dulche de Leche Martini

2 ounces Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon
1/2 ounce Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka

Combine Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon and Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a martini glass.

We suggest serving it in one of our Schotts Zwiesel Martini Glasses (shown above).


2. Ciroc Bellini

1.25 oz of Ciroc Peach

Pour the Ciroc in a champagne flute, and fill to the top with champagne.

We suggest serving it in our champagne flutes from our Caterer’s 12-Piece Glassware Set.


3. General Harrison’s Eggnog

1.3 oz. George Dickel Rye
.75 oz. mixture of equal parts egg white, sugar and syrup
1 dash DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
2 oz. apple cider

Mix all ingredients in a large mug and dust with fresh nutmeg.

We suggest serving this in a Great White Latte Mug.


4. Bulleit Rye Manhattan

1 oz Bulleit® Rye
0.5 oz sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 cherry

Mix all ingredients and stir with ice in a cold glass. We suggest a Library Double Old-Fashioned Glass.


5. Ketel One Hot Chocolate

1 oz Ketel One vodka
5 oz hot cocoa
¾ oz heavy cream
¼ tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Combine all ingredients and serve warm in a glass mug. Lightly dust with cayenne pepper and cinnamon.

We like ours topped with extra whipped cream in one of our Alphabet Mugs.

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