The season’s festivities are underway, and a fun holiday gathering paired with a fun holiday cocktail (and good friends, of course!) makes us jolly. Here are a few recipes for elegantly festive beverages that are sure to raise your spirits this season—there are even vegan and gluten-free options!
Serve these fun holiday cocktails during a night in or at a holiday party with your loved ones.
Cranberry–Walnut Martini from Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ
Makes 1 drink—plus, it’s vegan!
2 ½ oz vodka, preferably Ketel One
2 oz walnut liqueur, preferably Nocello
3 fresh cranberries
1 spring rosemary
1 walnut, toasted
Combine the vodka and walnut liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Thread the cranberries onto the rosemary sprig and place in the glass. Garnish with the walnut.
1 sugar cube (or bar spoon of simple syrup)
2 dash Angostura Bitters
1.75 oz Henry McKenna Bonded Bourbon
.25 oz Birkir Birch Snaps
Muddle sugar cube and bitters in a mixing glass.
Add bourbon and snaps.
Stir with ice to chill and dilute.
Strain over fresh ice.
Garnish with an orange peel studded with cloves.
Tito’s Mojito from Turnberry Isle Miami’s CORSAIR restaurant by Chef Scott Conant
This drink is great for those who prefer gluten-free cocktails!
It’s a vodka-based mojito as opposed to the original rum mojito. Tito’s vodka is gluten-free and out of Austin, Texas.
Mix with freshly pressed juices and garnish with lime to make this drink fresh and flavorful.
Want even more ideas for your holiday party? Try these recipes here!