11 Holiday Drinks To Keep You Going From Black Friday To Christmas
As November comes to an end and Holiday season begins, we've brought you a super chic and extra tasty list of some of our favorite cocktail recipes – all Holiday themed and all delightful. From Black Friday to Thanksgiving to Christmas, we've got you covered; all you've got to do is chop chop, mix mix and drink up!
For Black Friday...
All-nighters, cocktails and shoes, oh my! Pamper yourself with one of these fashionable concoctions and get shopping!
The Midnight Dash
- 2 oz. La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Extra Dry
- 2 slices fresh Ginger
- 3 1/2 oz. Ginger Ale
Prep: Gently crush ginger in a tumblr, add ingredients and ice. Garnish with an orange twist.
The Money Rush
- 2 oz. Blue Nectar Reposado Special Craft
- 3 tablespoons crushed pineapple
- 1 sage leaf
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- ¾ oz. agave nectar
Prep: Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple & sage leaf.
- 2 oz. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
- 1/2 oz. amontillado sherry
- 1/2 oz. lime
- 1/2 oz. dark sugar simple
Prep: Shake and serve up martini glass or coupe.
Into The Black
- 4 oz. Q Ginger Beer
- 1 1/2 oz. Sombra Mezcal
- 1/6 oz. fresh lime juice
Prep: Combine Sombra and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime slice. Serve on the rocks; poured over ice in a copper mug or highball glass.
A Gift for Myself
- 2 oz. Usquaebach Reserve blended scotch whisky
- 1 oz. Amaro Lucano
- 2 strawberries
- Dash of chocolate bitters
- Slice of strawberry
Prep: Add strawberries and bitters to a mixing glass and muddle. Add ice, Usquaebach Scotch and Amaro Lucano. Stir until very cold. Strain into a cocktail coupe. Fit strawberry slice onto the rim of the glass.
From sweet sweet treats to savory surprises, these unique cocktails will give your tastebuds something to be thankful for.
Apple Cinnamon Sangria
- 1 bottle Astoria "Primo Rosso" Red Blend IGT
- 1/2 cup Soberano Brandy
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 Golden Delicious apple, diced (reserve a few slices for garnish)
- 1 Honeycrisp apple diced (reserve a few slices for garnish)
- 1/2 orange, sliced
- 1/2 orange, juiced
- 2 cinnamon sticks (plus 1 for garnish)
Prep: Fill a large pitcher with the cinnamon sticks, diced apples, and sliced oranges. Add wine, brandy, apple cider, and orange juice. Stir well. Pour into a stemless wine glass filled with ice, garnish with cinnamon stick and colorful apple slices, and drink up!
Jive Turkey from Sweet Chick
- 2oz gin
- 0.5oz maple syrup
- 0.5oz turkey stock
- 3 muddled sage leaves
- 3 muddled lime wheels
- 1 dash hot sauce
Prep: Shake all ingredients together and pour into rocks glass. Garnish with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy this unusual yet savory delight!
Cocktail by Robert Sickler, cocktails creator and proprietor at Finn's Manor, former Diageo Master of Whisky.
- 1.5 oz. Usquaebach Reserve Highland Whisky
- 1 oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liquor
- 1-2 dashes Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
- 1 lemon twist garnish
Prep: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir in ice. Strain into coupe glass, garnish with lemon twist.
Milky, spiced and with a hint of Holiday spirit, these haute mixes are ideal for cozying up on a special winter's day.
- 3 oz. Horchata
- 2 oz. Blue Nectar Añejo Founder’s Blend
- ¾ oz. Cointreau
- ¼ oz. Allspice Dram
Prep: Shake all ingredients and strain into a brandy snifter. Garnish with grated nutmeg on top. Serve warm or hot.
Rice Pudding Martini from Haven Rooftop
- 2oz. Rumchata
- 1.5oz makers mark
- 1oz.malibu rum
- Cinnamon sprinkles
- 1 strawberry as garnish
Peppermint Cream at Haven Rooftop
- Crème de cacao
- Crème de menthe