‘Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to embrace the winter wonderland than with some festive, DIY Christmas cocktails? Say goodbye to the same old boring drinks and let’s shake things up with some seasonal spirits that will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree. Whether you’re hosting a virtual holiday party or just chilling by the fireplace, these winter-inspired concoctions are sure to add a splash of joy to your festivities.
First up on our winter cocktail journey is the “Frosty Peppermint Bliss.” This icy creation combines the coolness of winter with the warmth of the holidays. Start by rimming your glass with crushed candy canes for that extra festive flair. Mix equal parts of peppermint schnapps, white chocolate liqueur, and vanilla vodka over ice. Shake it like a snow globe, strain into your candy-cane-rimmed glass, and voilà! Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a drink that’ll have you feeling as cozy as a Christmas sweater.
If you’re looking to add a little sparkle to your holiday spirits, the “Gingerbread Sparkler” is the way to go. This cocktail takes the classic gingerbread flavor and gives it a bubbly twist. In a shaker, combine gingerbread syrup, bourbon, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Shake it up like you’re dancing to your favorite holiday playlist, strain into a glass, and top it off with some sparkling water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for that extra touch of winter spice. This effervescent elixir is guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with joy.
For those who like it hot, the “Spiked Apple Cider Warmer” is the perfect winter cocktail to keep you toasty on chilly nights. Start by heating up your favorite apple cider on the stove. Add a cinnamon stick and a few cloves for that extra warmth. Once it’s piping hot, pour in a generous splash of spiced rum. Stir it up with a cinnamon stick, and you’ve got yourself a cozy concoction that’ll have you feeling like you’re wrapped in a holiday hug. Sip slowly and savor the flavors of the season.
Now, let’s talk about a dessert in a glass – the “Cranberry Orange Mule.” This cocktail is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, with a winter twist. In a copper mug filled with ice, mix cranberry juice, vodka, and a squeeze of fresh orange juice. Top it off with ginger beer for that signature mule kick. Garnish with a slice of orange and a handful of cranberries, and you’ve got a festive drink that’s as Instagrammable as it is delicious.
This winter, don’t settle for the same old drinks – elevate your holiday celebrations with these DIY winter wonderland cocktails. Whether you’re a fan of peppermint bliss, sparkling gingerbread, hot apple cider, or a cranberry orange mule, these festive concoctions are guaranteed to bring joy to your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients, put on your favorite holiday sweater, and let the seasonal sipping begin! Cheers to a winter filled with warmth, laughter, and delicious homemade cocktails. Looking to move to the DFW area? Let us help you!