Cocktails For The Holiday Season

Enjoy these simple holiday cocktails from the comfort of your hotel room!

Holiday Cocktails

Gingerbread Martini

This is always a holiday favorite – it brings the cookie flavors into an adult beverage.  Just combine 1 oz gingerbread syrup with 2 oz milk, 3 oz vanilla vodka, and 2 oz of Irish cream liquor.  Shake well with ice, then pour into your glass.  Sprinkle a bit of nutmeg on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Pomegranate Martini

If you tend to drink appletinis, you’ll enjoy this twist.  Shake together 2 oz of berry vodka, 2 oz of pomegranate juice, and 1 oz of Cointreau.  Pour into a martini glass, and garnish with a slice of lime (for the red and green effect!).  It’s simple enough to make, even in a hotel room, and still delicious.

Snowy Martini

Those dreaming of a white christmas will appreciate this drink.  Combine 1.5 oz of vanilla vodka, 1.5 oz of white chocolate liquor (Godiva has a great option), 1 oz creme de cacao, and 2 oz cream.  Shake it well, pour into a glass, and garnish with a christmas cookie.  It tastes like winter in a glass!  You can even add a bit of peppermint schnapps to it for a minty twist.

Cranberry Old-Fashioned

This classic drink gets a holiday twist with cranberry juice.  Use real cranberry juice, not cranberry cocktail for the best flavor.  Combine 2 oz of bourbon with 1 oz of cranberry juice, then add two dashes of bitters.  Stir gently and serve over ice.

Spiced Pear

Pear juice is an overlooked ingredient, but with a bit of spice, it’s perfect for the holidays.  Combine 2 oz pear juice, 2 oz dark spiced rum, and 1 oz cinnamon schnapps.  Add a dash of cinnamon, then shake well.  Serve over ice with a cinnamon stick garnish, and enjoy!

End the day with a relaxing, holiday-themed cocktail and your favorite Christmas movie!