Oh, the weather outside is frightful – but the cocktails are so delightful! We saved that little diddy just for you, what do you think? As we all know the frigid temperatures have arrived and it is harder and harder to convince ourselves to venture out on the weekends, or to happy hour during the week – but we also don’t want to miss out on all of the seasonally appropriate cocktails that are sweeping the world this time of year. That is exactly why we have decided to round up our favorites and some of the tasty looking recipes from our kitchens and around the web to share with you. Make them at home or try them when you are out and about, either way they will help you put your liquor jacket on this season while tasting delicious.
The Blizzard Cocktail
Irish whiskey or rum, hazelnut liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, whipped cream, hot coffee
According to Martha Stewart’s website, this mixed drink comes directly from the Four Seasons bartender, Charles Corpion. Watch him make the drink here. So… coffee, hazelnut, and alcohol? Sold.
Get the full recipe here.
Red Hot Chocolate
Brandy, Campari, chocolate, milk, cream (optional)
Why not work on your “frothing” skills this Holiday? It’s also the perfect color for getting into the spirit of Christmas – check out that artfully placed candy cane! Get the full recipe here.
The Ninth Night
SKYY Infusions Citrus, Triple Sec, white cranberry juice, lemon-lime soda, lime juice
This light beverage is perfect for the Holidays and New Years! Light, fruity, and sparkling it is the perfect fancy drink to sip while you socialize. Get the recipe here.
Holiday Mischief Maker
X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, Orange Liqueur, orange bitters, sparkling wine, grenadine
This cocktail is just one more reason to drink out of a champagne flute, and honestly I feel like they named it just for twenty-somethings! Making mischief? Check. Holiday drinking? Check. Combine the two? Perfect. Recipe here!
Christiana vodka, hot chocolate mix, milk
MERRY CHRISTI-MAS! Looking at this makes me feel like drooling – HOT CHOCOLATE AND ALCOHOL? Here I was thinking that an Irish Coffee was a revolution – clearly I have been looking in the wrong places. Here’s the recipe.
Cranberries, maple syrup, red wine, light brown sugar, vanilla bean, lemon, pink peppercorns, selzer
RED WINE AND WHATEVER PINK PEPPERCORNS? YAS! Also just think about the cute photos you can take with this drink and the precious set up you can do in your apartment. Adorable. Recipe here.
HPNOTIQ, champagne, limoncello, lime juice
I’ll admit that I am a Bellini person in general, but this one is so seasonally on point I can’t help but get excited. I WILL BE DRINKING THIS WHILE WATCHING FROZEN ASAP. Recipe here.
Sassy Little Elf
X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, guava juice, half and half, lemon juice
I can just see myself, drunk and running around, screaming that I’m a sassy little elf. I’m not sure how safe this is. Recipe here.
Brandy, egg yolks, milk, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… with an eggnog martini in your hand. Fancy, right?
May you all have a wonderful holiday!