5 Christmas Cocktail Recipes for a Fun Holiday Party

1. Green Tea And Peppermint Swirl

This cocktail is perfect for the peppermint lover at your party with a truly mint-tea taste!

Spearmint – 4 large leaves
Green Tea – 1/2 cup, brewed and chilled (buy green tea here)
White Rum – 1 oz
Peppermint Candies – crushed, for garnish
Simple Syrup – 1 oz, plus extra
Candy Cane – for garnish

Muddle together 1 oz simple syrup and 4 large spearmint leaves in the bottom of a large glass garnished with rim of crushed peppermint candies (use extra simple sugar to hold candies to rim). Add ice until the glass is 3/4 filled. Pour rum and tea into the glass together, stir with candy cane and serve.

2. Ecuadorian Eggnog

What would a holiday party be without eggnog? This traditional ecuadorian recipe brings together the perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and alcoholic ingredients!

Eggs – 8, large
Condensed Milk – 1 can
Canned Peaches – 3-4 halves or 8-10 slivers
Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
Light Rum – 2 cups
Cinnamon Powder – for garnish

Place all 8 eggs into a blender and whip for 3-4 minutes until frothy. Add condensed milk, peaches, and vanilla extract. Blend on high for another 2 minutes until all ingredients are well mixed. Slowly add rum until all has been combined. Pour into separate glasses and garnish sprinkle with powdered cinnamon for garnish. For added flair you can also add a full cinnamon stick for stirring to give the drink some extra seasonal spice.

3. Twisted Tannenbaum Punch

The aroma of this piney drink is enough to make you want to sing another chorus of ‘Oh Christmas Tree!’ Perfect for people who enjoy aromatic, boozy cocktails.

Gin – 18 oz
Yellow Chartreuse – 6 oz
Zirbenz (Pine Liqueur) – 6 oz
Fresh Lime Juice – 6 oz, strained
Drinking Water – 18 oz, cold
Rosemary Sprigs – fresh, small

In a large glass bowl or glass pitcher combine all liquid ingredients and stir well. Place mixture into freezer for 1-2 hours, until very cold but not frozen. Remove from freezer and add fresh rosemary sprigs to mixture. Return to freezer until ready to be served.

4. Green Christmas Cookie Monster

This delicious holiday take on a grasshopper brings together the green theme of christmas with a favorite stocking stuffer – chocolate!

Green Creme de Menthe – 1 oz
White Creme de Cacao – 1 oz
Light Cream – 1 oz
Chocolate Coated Mint Cookie (Thin Mints) – 1 whole, extra crushed for garnish

Place all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake until well mixed. Pour into a martini glass garnished with a rim of crushed thin mint cookies (run a lemon wedge around the rim to allow cookies to stick to rim). To finish off the delicious and festive look, gently place one whole chocolate coated mint cookie on top the drink so it’s floating in the center.

5. Ho-Ho-Holiday Shots

We haven’t been able to confirm it, but we’re fairly certain that these festively colored and Christmasy flavored shots are Santa’s secret to staying warm while he’s in the North Pole!

Grenadine – 1/2 oz
Green Creme de Menthe – 1/2 oz
Peppermint Schnapps – 1/2 oz

Pour grenadine into the bottom of a shot glass. Using a bar spoon carefully layer the creme de menthe on top of the grenadine, and the peppermint schnapps on top of that.