Holiday Cocktail Creations

It’s party time, people. That means friends, music, cute outfits, good food, and tasty drinks. Today we share with you four concoctions that look positively delightful. We can’t wait to get together with our pals, sip some beverages, and get weird.


1. Orange White Russian

Ice cubes

1/4 cup Kahlua

2 tablespoons vodka

1 tablespoon Cointreau

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

1 navel orange

Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice cubes. Add the Kahlua, vodka, and Cointreau and gently stir to blend. Pour the cream over so that it floats on top of the Kahlua mixture. Using a fine grater, grate some orange zest on top. Serve immediately.


2. Cran-Apple Ginger Vodka

2 cups apple juice (use the cloudy type if you can)

2 cups cranberry juice

1/2 cup vodka

2 cups ginger ale

Ice, to serve

Place the apple juice, cranberry juice and vodka in a blender and whiz until pale pink and frothy. Pour into a large serving jug, add the ginger ale and a good handful of ice. Serve immediately.


3. Cinnamon-Orange Hot Chocolate

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup dark chocolate (70%)

1 cinnamon stick

1 cup milk

1-2 tbsp orange liqueur (we got a nip of Grand Marnier)

Put water, chocolate and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat until chocolate has melted. Add milk and bring to a boil. Once done, add orange liqueur, garnish with whipped cream, cocoa powder and chocolate shavings.

{Source} Note: This is a Swedish website and it should translate over to English for you, but if not, we’ve done the conversions for you, so just use this!

4. Whiskey Smash

7 mint leaves

1/2 lemon, quartered

2 oz bourbon

1 tbsp simple syrup

Muddle mint, then lemon quarters. Add simple syrup and continue to muddle until well combined. Add bourbon and shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over shaved (or crushed ice). Garnish with mint sprig.


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