5 Christmas cocktail ideas

Merry Boozy Xmas y'all

Because, what celebration is complete without booze?? Unless you’re underage, then just sip some cola.





  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 bottle champagne


  1. In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 15-17 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Making sure it cooks down enough is essential to keeping the ombre effect. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside and allow to cool.
  2. Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute (this recipe makes 4 drinks)
  3. Top with champagne.
  4. Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
  5. Cheers!
Recipe: thecookierookie.com

2. Christmas Old Fashioned


  • 3 cranberries
  • orange wedge
  • 2 oz Rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • sugar
  • ice


  1. If desired, rim glass with sugar.
  2. Muddle the cranberries and orange wedge in a glass.
  3. Add rye and simple syrup.
  4. Top with bitters and stir.
  5. Add ice.
Recipe: gastronomblog.com

3. Homemade Hot Buttered Rum


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup spiced rum
  • cinnamon sticks for serving (optional)

  1. In the chilled bowl of an electric mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar together to stiff peaks. Set this in the fridge.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and spiced rum. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.
Recipe: willowbirdbaking.com


4. Cranberry Mojito


  • For cranberry simple syrup:
  • 8 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


For each drink:

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry simple syrup
  • 2 ounces rum
  • Seltzer water



  1. In a medium sizes sauce pot add fresh cranberries, sugar and water. Add to medium heat and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes. You do not want the mixture to boil or the cranberries to burst. After all the sugar is incorporated and the mixture takes on a pink hue, take it off the burner and let it cool to room temperature.


2. Once cranberry simple syrup is cool it’s time to make the drink!


3. In a tall glass add mint leaves and lime juice. Muddle slightly to release all the delicious mint flavor. Fill glass with ice and add in 2 ounces cranberry simple syrup and 2 ounces rum. Top with seltzer water and add some fresh cranberries for garnish.


Note: This recipe will make about 1 cup simple syrup which is enough to make 4 drinks.

Recipe: nutmegnanny.com

5.Orange Cranberry Margarita


  • 1.5 parts tequila
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 2 parts cranberry juice


  1. Add all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake lightly, until condensation forms on the shaker. Pour into glasses and serve!
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