Thursday, December 11, 2014

10 Festive Cocktails to Drink This Christmas

Posted By on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Mint mixed with vodka and martini glasses
Black currant nectar and empty shot glasses
Drunk Christmas caroling with friends who can’t sing
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We might have rhymed “glasses” with “glasses” there, but it’s the holidays and you shouldn't be judging. This time of year can get stressful, what with all the presents to buy, family members to avoid, and parties to plan or attend. We can't help you out with those first two problems, but we can help you out in the party department. Whether you are throwing a classy cocktail event or attending your college friend's tacky Christmas house party, we've got you covered drink-wise. So take a deep breath, de-stress, and try your hand at a few of these holiday cocktails this year. Dazzle your friends and family with your newfound mixology skills! But hey, you can enjoy these drinks with friends or you can drink them alone. It's the holidays after all, and we're not judging. 

Spiced Holiday Punch

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This cranberry and apple based punch can be prepared with or without alcohol. Fill the kids’ glasses to the brim, but leave some room in your own glass for a generous pour of sparkling wine. Find the recipe at My Recipes.

Candy Cane Cooler

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There are a lot of bad candy cane cocktails out there. This is a good one though, because it doesn't have bits of anything weird in it and it’s not a scary color. Find the recipe at Food Network.

Pear of Desire

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Pear of Desire was named with this quote in mind: "The savage man eats out of necessity; the civilized man eats out of desire." Don’t be a savage this Christmas and drink some damn pears. Find the recipe at Food and Wine.

Smuggler's Coffee

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Start Christmas morning off right with this strong, alcoholic coffee. It’s even got a bit of nutritious orange in it so feel free to skip breakfast and go straight to opening presents, mug in hand. Find the recipe at My Recipes.

Cherry Gin-gria

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Layers of raspberries, gin, maraschino cherries, and red wine… When a drink looks this complicated, you know it’s going to be good. Find the recipe at Food Network

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