4 Festive Cocktails for Your Holiday Season

December 14, 2016

Try one of these 4 unique, festive drinks that bring in unexpected flavors for the season like coconut and warm butter. 

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

By Foodie Misadventures

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The Winter Wonderland Cocktail is super simple to make and stands out among other holiday drinks. 


  • 1 oz Cream of coconut
  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Creme de Cocoa
  • Ice

Simply combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into an ice filled glass. If you're feeling extra festive, rim the glass in toasted coconut flakes prior to pouring.

Hot Buttered Rum

From The Kitchen is My Playground

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Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect holiday cocktail because you can whip up the "batter" ahead of time and simply add boiling water when you're ready to serve! Whenever you've got a household full of family members and friends, this is an easy drink to whip up. 


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • small pinch of salt

Place butter, brown sugarm cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a small bowl. Mash together with a fork until it's all combined. Use immediately to serve, or wrap with plastic wrap and refridgerate until you're ready!

For Each Mug

  • 2 T of butter batter
  • 2 oz. dark or dark spiced rum (light rum does NOT have the same effect, use DARK!)
  • 6 oz. boiling water
  • whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish

Place butter batter in a mug. Add rum and boiling water, stirring until butter is dissolved. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Christmas Coffee Cocktail

From Eclectic Recipes

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If you need an extra pick-me-up to make it through Christmas night, this cocktail will do the trick! The beauty of this drink is that it can be served hot or cold, based on your preference. It's sure to give you a buzz in more ways than one!


  • 4 oz strong coffee
  • 1.5 oz amaretto liqueur 
  • 1.5 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz butterscotch liqueur
  • 1 oz creme de cocoa
  • whipped cream and chocolate flakes/cocoa powder for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir to combine. Top with whipped cream and chocolate. Serve warm or over ice. 


Apple Pie on the Rocks

From Vegan Yack Attack

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There's nothing that screams "holiday season" more than a good cinnamon-y drink. This one is simple, yet flavorful, without tasting like a glass of potpourri. 


  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Fireball Whisky
  • 4 oz apple juice (opt for an "all natural" version to eliminate excess sugar
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Brown sugar for the rim

In a shaker, combine vodka, Fireball, apple juice, and cinnamon with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into brown sugar-rimmed glass. Serve with cinnamon stick for garnish.

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