HOLIDAY INSPIRED COCKTAILS

With the holidays among us, and having to be restricted due to the pandemic can put a damper on the festivities! Here are some ideas to treat yourself at home, and elevate your evening with some holiday themed cocktails and mocktails!

CRAN APPLE SANGRIA

I love sangrias in all shapes and forms and this holiday inspired version of a sangria is amazing! It stays true to the true base ingredients of a typical sangria but the inclusions are festive with cranberries, apples and mint! 

RECIPE

  • ½ cup of cranberries 
  • 1 diced apple and tossed in lime juice 
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice 
  • 1 cup of club soda 
  • 1 cup of gingerale or sprite 
  • 2 cups of white wine

MINT SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE

First up is a twist on a classic drink, everyone loves a warm cup of hot chocolate to celebrate the winter season! This can be made with some peppermint for a little added flavour! This drink on its own is comforting and a serious treat! If you’d like an extra kick add some cream liquor like baileys!

Recipe

  • 1 pack of instant hot chocolate 
  • 1 oz of baileys or kahlua (any cream liquor will work) 
  • OPTIONAL: Marshmallow and/or candy cane for garnish

SPARKLING POMEGRANATE FIZZ

This is my absolute favourite holiday drink! First, dilute pomegranate juice with a little water, then pour into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours. Add to glass then pour sparkling wine and ginger ale on top and watch the drink change to a beautiful red colour! Add mint or thyme for garnish! 

RECIPE:

  • 3 cups of pomegranate juice
  • 3 cups water 
  • Sparkling white wine 
  • Ginger ale 

PEPPERMINT SNOWFLAKE MARTINI  

This martini is definitely different when compared to a classic martini, it is not one that can be modified into a mocktail, but it is definitely still tasty and sweet! For mine, I opted out for the baileys but added a little extra vodka! 

OPTIONAL: FOR THE RIM – Spread a thin line of vanilla icing around the rim and then coat with sprinkles!

Recipe

  • Half cup of whole milk 
  • ¼ cup of baileys 
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka 
  • Ice 
  • OPTIONAL: Top with mini candy cane for garnish!

Enjoy these festive holiday drinks! 

Sincerely, Celine! 

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