4 Holiday Cocktails Guaranteed to Make Spirits Bright

By TBC on December 14, 2017
Holiday Cocktails to Make Spirits Bright

cranberry holiday cocktailSanta Clausmopolitan

All the presents are wrapped, now you deserve to treat yourself to this holiday take on a classic.


Lime wedge, for rim

White sanding sugar

1 c. vodka

1 1/2 c. cranberry juice

1/4 c. triple sec

1/4 c. fresh lime juice

1/2 c. fresh cranberries


  1. Run a lime wedge around each glass then dip in sanding sugar.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake until the cocktail shaker is cold.
  3. Divide drinks between rimmed glasses and add cranberries for garnish.

Cranberry Mimosas

cranberry mimosa holiday cocktail

No Christmas brunch is complete without one (or a few) of these.


1 lime, halved

2 tbsp. sugar

1 c. sweetened cranberry juice

1 bottle champagne

12 fresh cranberries

4 small sprigs fresh rosemary


  1. Rub rims of champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
  2. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.


Salted Caramel Eggnog

eggnog holiday cocktail

Salted caramel is the one thing your eggnog has been missing for all these years.


1/4 c. caramel sauce, warmed

4 oz. eggnog

1 oz. spiced rum

kosher salt

whipped cream, for garnish

Toffee bits, for garnish

Pinch ground nutmeg, for garnish

Flaky sea salt, for garnish


  1. Coat inside of a mug with warm caramel sauce.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat eggnog until warm. Add eggnog, spiced rum, and pinch of salt to mug and stir gently.
  3. Top with whipped cream, toffee bits, a pinch of nutmeg, and flaky sea salt. Serve.

Peppermint Mocha White Russian

peppermint mocha holiday cocktail

You’re not gonna find one of these at Starbucks.


1.5 ounce Vodka

1.5 ounce Peppermint Kahlua

2 ounces Milk of choice

Whipped Cream

Crushed Candy Canes


  1. In a cocktail glass, filled halfway with ice, add a 1:1 ratio of vodka and Kahlua.
  2. Top with milk. Stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

Now the only question is, which one will you try first?