Food & Nutrition

Festive Winter Cocktail Recipes

Is it wrong to say that fun and festive cocktails are one of my favorite parts of the Winter Holiday season?? Because if it is, I don’t want to be right! Seriously, Winter cocktails are the best! Read on to get some great winter holiday cocktail recipes to get you through the whole season long.

two red martinis

We originally shared this post on December 2, 2016. We have updated it with up-to-date recipes.

The colder weather makes it the perfect time to experiment with the smoky and rich bourbons and whiskeys that literally warm you up from the inside out.

Then there’s the decadently soothing warm toddies and mulled wines that will cure frostbite with the first sip.

Now that’s not to say I don’t crave a light and refreshing spritzer or cool and clean martini every once in a while, too.

Winter cocktails really are the absolute bomb because it’s freakin’ cold outside and you gotta do what you gotta do!

Whisky and Bourbon Cocktails

Here are some cozy and boozy Whiskey and Bourbon cocktails to consider for this holiday season.

Rum Cocktails

Dark rum is one of our favorites, but light and spiced rum are also a great addition to winter cocktails.

Holiday Vodka Cocktails

You may not think of vodka or gin for mixing into your Christmastime drinks, but they pair really well with citrus and pomegranate and other holiday flavors.

Wine and Champagne Cocktails

We’ve gone well beyond the standard Champagne mimosa, and have a few fun twists on wine and champaign based drinks.

About the Author

Stephanie Olson

Stephanie Olson worked in television production and advertising before moving from Los Angeles to New England. She attended culinary school in Connecticut and has since worked as a pastry chef, recipe tester and food stylist. Stephanie grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenage daughters.


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