Posted: December 17, 2018

Jolly Holiday Cocktails

The best way to spread holiday cheer is mixing drinks instead of beer. 

From candy cane cocktails to gingerbread martinis, we have so many delicious recipes to make your season jolly. Set up your home bar with all the ingredients to keep the festive cocktails shaking all season long by following these easy steps:

1) Add a holiday-flavored spirit (or two) like Peppermint Liqueur, Black Fig Vodka, Rumchata or Brandy.

2) Stock up on festive garnishes like rosemary sprigs, pomegranate seeds, candy canes (crushed they make a tasty candy glass rim), fresh cranberries, star anise, cinnamon sticks and shredded coconut. A well-stocked bar should always have fresh limes and lemons as well!

3) Make sure you have a big pitcher or punch bowl handy if you're serving a crowd, and seasonal glasses can make any cocktail look festive.

4) Download the Maine Spirits App so you can always find a great new cocktail recipe.

Here are some of our favorites! 

Holiday Bourbon Punch

34 oz Maker’s Mark
12 oz frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)

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Choco-Peppermint Shake

0.5 Part DeKuyper® Creme De Cocoa Dark Liqueur
0.5 Part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps

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Holly Jolly

1.5 Parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 Part Lemon Juice
0.5 Part DeKuyper® Crème de Cocoa White Liqueur

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Nog Gonna Happen

1.5 Parts SVEDKA Vodka
2 Parts Orange Juice
1 Part Eggnog
1 Sprig Rosemary

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Carol Crusta

1 oz Cognac
1 oz Grand Marnier
0.5 oz Bartlett Pear Brandy
0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

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Mistletoe Mistress

0.75 Part Strawberry Colada SVEDKA
1 Small Scoop Raspberry Sorbet
Champagne or Prosecco

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Holiday Wreath

2 Parts Jim Beam Rye
0.5 Part DeKuyper® Razzmatazz Schnapps
3 Parts Apple Cider
1 Lemon Wheel

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Tree Trimmer

0.75 Part Jim Beam Original
0.75 Part Amaretto

Pour into a shot glass and enjoy.

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Snow Cap

3 Parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
6 tbsp Heavy Cream

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Candy Cane Cocktail

1 candy cane, crushed for garnish
2 oz. Pinnacle strawberry vodka
4 dashes white crème de menthe

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Gingerbread Martini

2 oz. gingerbread tea
2 oz. Prairie Organics gin
2 oz. orange cognac

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Pomegranate Ginger Cosmopolitan

0.75 oz Cointreau
1 oz Vodka
0.75 oz Lime Juice
0.75 oz Pomegranate Juice
2 Slices Ginger

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Roast Chestnut Martini

1.5 oz Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky
0.25 Each Simple Syrup
0.25 Each Lemon Juice

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The Merry Cherry

1 oz Back River Gin
3 oz Cherry Juice
2 Dashes Cranberry Bitters

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