Fun Cocktail Recipe Ideas for the Holidays

Spice up your party with these seasonal drinks!

The holiday season is in full swing, with constant festive fêtes to attend. If you’re hosting a get-together in the next couple of weeks, you may be looking for a way to make your soirée stand out from the rest. Luckily, we have six fun holiday-themed recipes from Gearys, a luxury dinnerware and fine gift store in Beverly Hills, California. See the cocktail recipes below, as well as perfect glassware pairings for each libation. 

“Grinch Hopper”
holiday themed cocktails, cocktail recipes for christmas party
Courtesy of Gearys; Lalique "100 Points" Champagne Coupe, $160

Ingredients:
- ¼ ounce crème de menthe
- ½ ounce white crème de cacao
- 2 ounces heavy cream
- 1 cup ice cubes

Garnishes:
- Whipped cream
- Shaved dark chocolate
- Sprig of mint

Preparation:
Combine crème de menthe, crème de cacao, heavy cream, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until chilled, then strain into a chilled cocktail class. Garnish with whipped cream, shaved dark chocolate, shaved dark chocolate, and mint sprig.

“Gearys Pearls”
holiday themed cocktails, cocktail recipes for christmas party
Courtesy of GearysBaccarat "Vega" Red Martini Glass, $579 (set of 2); Ralph Lauren Home "Finley" Cocktail Picks & Holder, $95 (set of 8)

Ingredients:
- 2 ½ ounces gin
- ½ ounce vermouth
- Olive juice (optional)

Garnishes:
- Pearl onions
- Olives

Preparation:
Pour two and a half ounces of gin into the martini glass with a half ounce of vermouth. To make a dirty martini, add olive juice to taste. Add the pearl onions and olives onto a cocktail pink. 

“Mistletoe Mule”
holiday themed cocktails, cocktail recipes for christmas party
Courtesy of GearysMoscow Mule 12 Ounce Mug, $32.50

Ingredients:
- Fresh lime juice
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces of gin or vodka
- 4-6 ounces of ginger beer
- 2 ounces cranberry juice

Garnishes:
- Frozen cranberries
- Lime wedge
- Rosemary sprig

Preparation:
Squeeze the lime into the copper mug (to taste) and then fill with ice. Pour gin or vodka, ginger beer, and cranberry juice over the ice and stir. Garnish with cranberries, lime, and rosemary. 

“Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice” 
holiday themed cocktails, cocktail recipes for christmas party
Courtesy of GearysSteuben "Whisper" Old Fashion Glass; $95

Ingredients:
- 2 ounces of bourbon
- Ice cubes or ice ball
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon simple syrup
- 2 dashes of bitters

Garnishes:
- Sprinkle sugar rim
- 1 orange peel slice
- 1 cinnamon stick

Preparation:
Use peel to wet the rim of the glass and dip into sugar. Pour two ounces of bourbon into a glass filled with ice. Add one teaspoon of cinnamon simple syrup and two dashes of bitters. Stir and garnish with the orange peel and cinnamon stick. 

“Beverly Hills Christmas” 
holiday themed cocktails, cocktail recipes for christmas party
Courtesy of GearysWilliam Yeoward American Bard "Palmyra" Double Old Fashion, $145; Ralph Lauren Home "Finley" Cocktail Picks & Holder, $95 (set of 8)

Ingredients:
- Ice cubes
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- ½ cup vodka
- ¼ cup amaretto
- 1 ½ tablespoons orange juice

Garnishes:
- Clementine wedges
- Cranberries

Preparation:
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in the cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice. Shake and strain into a glass, garnish with a clementine wedge and cranberries.

“Naughty Toddy”
holiday themed cocktails, cocktail recipes for christmas party
Courtesy of GearysWilliam Yeoward "Country Maggie" Beer Mug, $77

Ingredients:
- 1 ounce bourbon
- 1 tablespoon mild honey
- 1 ounce apple cider
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup boiling hot water

Garnishes:
- Cinnamon stick
- Lemon wedge
- Apple slices

Preparation:
Add the bourbon, honey, apple cider, and lemon juice in a mug. Top off with hot water until the honey is dissolved. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, lemon wedge, and apple slices. Enjoy while warm!

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Authored by: Emily Lasnier

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