Christmas is the most magical and wonderful time of the year, and it’s impossible not to love it. However, this year, Christmas can be a little bit different because of the current state of the world, with this pandemic limiting the possibilities of parties and gatherings. This is one more reason to make it special anyway and to spread the love and happiness between friends and family. Hopefully, this joyful season will help us forget about the problems for a while.
Now, what is Christmas without traditions, either the games, the decorations, or the presents? However, one thing is certain, there’s nothing better than Christmas dishes and drinks! Sometimes the small details make it more special, so here’s a list of some holiday-themed cocktails to celebrate this special season with a little more flavor. Let’s find out more.
Hot Apple Cider
There’s nothing that warms up the soul other than a cup of apple hot cider on a cold winter day. This drink is much appreciated on this holiday, and there are quite a few different ways to make it. Some people prefer the classic way, which consists of two different methods – either do it with bought cider or from scratch. If it’s made from scratch, then you have to boil apples on a stove with water, add spices according to taste, like cinnamon sticks, cloves, and others. Some also add oranges to give it a more citrus taste. Take away the apple pieces after they are boiled, sweeten it to taste and it’s ready to be served. On a side note, some might prefer it with some alcohol in it and the best spirit drinks to add are Rye Whiskey, Rum, or even Scotch.
Cranberry Gin Fizz
A very Christmassy cocktail, filled with holiday colors and extremely delicious. A cocktail divided into two parts: Making the cranberry syrup and the cocktail itself. Firstly, for the syrup, all you have to do is boil the cranberries with sugar and water, and you are ready to start the cocktail. With a gin base, all you have to add is the cranberry syrup, elderflower liquor, lemon juice, and ice. Mix it and serve it to your guests. Since it’s a holiday drink, add some garnish and Christmas details to the glass. Tasty and beautiful.
Candy Cane Cocktail With Vodka
This one is definitely a unique cocktail, made all from scratch. There’s nothing that screams Christmas more than good, old, candy canes. This cocktail adds a good dose of candy cane peppermint infused vodka, however, to make this vodka it can take a few days. To start this process all you need is to take a jar and add simple, plain vodka, vanilla vodka, and the best candy canes you can find. Mix everything and let it settle for 3 to 4 days to make sure it absorbs the taste of the candy cane. However, make sure it’s resting in a cold and dark place. This unique creation will be the real star of your party.
Pomegranate Champagne Spritzer
Elegant, delicious, and remarkably easy to prepare, and an absolute must on your Christmas table. The only drink you need to start this cocktail and to make it perfect and special is champagne. Get an ice tray and put a mix of pomegranate pieces, lemon, and water, but don’t forget to let some pieces into the tray too. After freezing, it’s ready to go to the glass with the champagne. However, if you or your guests prefer a non-alcoholic drink, instead of champagne, use sprite as a substitute.
Sugar Cookie Martinis
For all the fans of sweet drinks out there, this one is perfect, not to say very Christmassy. This is very easy to prepare, all you have to do is take your shaker out and add the milk, baileys, vodka, amaretto, and, of course, the ice. Shake it until it’s ready to be served. Don’t forget to decorate your glass, adding frosting to the rim and sprinkles. The sweetest themed drink you can find.
Enjoy Your Holidays
Every good party has to have amazing drinks, and holiday ones are, for sure, the perfect way to start a party. Christmas is filled with joy, people we love, and traditions, but all traditions had to start at some point. It’s important to make room for new ones, and who knows if one of these cocktails won’t become one of those. Hope this article helped you find new ideas to make your festivities a little sweeter. Thank you and happy holidays.