Holiday-inspired cocktails

9 Festive Cocktails Perfect For The Holidays

As magical as the holiday season can be, it's also a time that's stressful for many women. There's shopping to finish, gifts to wrap, family and friends to visit, a house to clean, food to prepare and so much more! While in the midst of this holiday chaos, make a special effort to set aside some time to unwind. Kick back with one of these festive, no-fuss cocktails and take a moment to truly take in the splendor of the holiday season.

Kahlúa Cookie Martini

Kahlua cookie martini

Recipe and photo from Kahlua

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 part Kahlua Gingerbread
  • 1-1/2 parts Absolut vodka

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy.

Cherry Tart n' Tease

Cherry tart n' tease

Recipe and photo from Pucker

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Pucker Cherry Tease vodka
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part Sweet & Sour mix

Directions:

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Raspberry Truffle

Raspberry truffle

Recipe and photo from Pucker

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Pucker Raspberry Rave vodka
  • 1/2 part DeKuyper White Creme de Cacao
  • 1/4 part John DeKuyper & SonsTM O3
  • Premium orange liqueur

Directions:

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice until well blended.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass that has been drizzled with chocolate.

Lemon Ball Drop from the Top

Lemon ball drop from the top

Recipe and photo from Pinnacle

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Pinnacle Whipped vodka
  • 2 parts limoncello

Directions:

  1. Rim glass with powdered lemonade mix.
  2. Shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.

A Berry New Year

A berry new year

Recipe and photo from Pinnacle

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Pinnacle Berry vodka
  • 1 part DeKuyper Melon liqueur
  • 2 parts cranberry juice

Directions:

  1. Mix in a glass with ice and garnish with an orange slice.

Resolution

Resolution

Recipe and photo from Pinnacle

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Pinnacle Vanilla vodka
  • 1 part Knob Creek bourbon

Directions:

  1. Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

The Gingerbread Man

The gingerbread man

Recipe and photo from Pinnacle

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped vodka
  • 4 parts ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.
  2. Line rim with brown sugar or crushed graham cracker.

Fireside Choco-Chat

Fireside choco-chat

Recipe and photo from Pinnacle

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Pinnacle Marshmallow vodka
  • 1 part DeKuyper peppermint schnapps
  • 4 parts hot chocolate

Directions:

  1. Mix in a mug and garnish rim with crushed peppermint.

Milk n' Cookies

Milk n' Cookies

Recipe and photo from Pinnacle

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Pinnacle Cookie Dough vodka
  • 4 parts milk
  • Chocolate syrup

Directions:

  1. Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass garnished with chocolate syrup.

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