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The Best Themed Christmas Drink Recipes

Tue, Sep 26, 23  |  recipes

The Best Themed Christmas Drink Recipes

Are you looking to make your holidays even more festive this winter? There are so many fabulous Christmas drinks out there, it can be hard to know where to start.

But don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as you think to narrow it down without missing the top hits.

We’ve got the top Christmas drink recipes to help you out, along with all the fixings to make those recipes yourself.

Read on to learn these great Christmas themed drink recipes and hop online to order your ingredients with Cox’s for the holidays!


Hot Cider Toddy

Apple flavored treats are some of the best you can have during Christmas, and they’re even better when they’re warm.

To make a cider hot toddy, combine apple cider, water, a lemon, and three-quarters of a cup of sugar in a saucepan over the stove. Simmer it for 5 minutes, and stir in the whiskey

If you’d like to make sure you have a wide variety of whiskey, make sure you have a Makers Mark Gift sets on hand for added holiday cheer.

Of course, this is just one of the many great Christmas drinks out there. There are so many more to try!

          Good Old Fashioned Eggnog

          Eggnog is the most classic of holiday drinks, so you’ll want to make sure you have it as an option. You can use a premade eggnog mix (as long as you choose a good brand), or simply make the eggnog yourself. 

          To make eggnog, separate four egg yolks (make sure you save the whites) and beat them. As you do so, add one-third of a cup of sugar gradually. Next, add one pint of milk, 3 ounces of bourbon, 1 cup of heavy cream, and a teaspoon of nutmeg. 

          Then beat the egg whites, either with a mixer or by hand, and add a tablespoon of sugar. Mix the two together, and voila! You have eggnog.

          Of course, sometimes eggnog can grow a little tired.

          You can also create a twist on eggnog if you’re tired of the same thing. Combine whisky and bourbon for a little more spice in your eggnog. If you’d rather avoid the “egg” part of eggnog, you can use vanilla pudding as a substitute. 

          Or, for a more simple twist, try changing out which type of rum you use in your eggnog. To make sure you have plenty of liquor for the holiday season, check out our alcohol gift sets for the best deals. Cox’s Louisville recommends purchasing a Woodford Reserve gift set for this particular  Christmas themed beverage, as Woodford tends to bring the vanilla flavors often associated with eggnog and the holidays. You can even give them away to your friends and family!


          Moscow Mules (With a Twist)

          You may not think of Moscow mules as a holiday drink, but with the right twist, they’re a perfect fit for the season.

          A regular Moscow mule is made by combining vodka, lime juice, ice, and ginger beer, in a signature copper cup. Sounds simple enough, right?

          To make a Moscow Mule that’s perfect for the holidays, keep your standard ingredients, crush up two candy canes, add one-third of a cup of pomegranate seeds.

          Once you’ve created your drink, sprinkle each one with a combination of a candy cane and pomegranate seeds. You can even garnish your drink with a candy cane!

          Of, if you’d like something a little less sweet, add a few shots of cranberry juice instead. You can even use cranberries as a garnish for even more holiday fun.

          But, that’s not the only way you can add cranberry to your holiday beverages.

            Spiced Appletini

              There are so many great apple Christmas drink recipes out there, but a spiced Appletini is one of the best. Simply combine vodka, apple cider, caramel sauce, and a dash of cinnamon.

              You could even add apple-flavored vodka for even more flavor. Or, for something a little sweeter, go with caramel-flavored vodka instead.

              If you’d rather stick with a classic appletini, there are still options out there for you. 

              Your ingredients will be vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, apple liqueur, and apple juice.

              Fill a shaker with ice. Then, add a shot and a half of vodka, half a shot of apple liqueur, half a shot of lemon juice, a shot of apple juice, and half a shot of simple syrup. Shake it up, and you’re ready to enjoy your drink.

                Cranberry Cocktails

                  There are a whole host of delicious cranberry cocktails you can create for the holidays. For something simple, combine cranberry juice and champagne for a delicious take on a standard mimosa. 

                  Or, take on one of the many great takes on a cranberry margarita. First, buy a great tequila, two apples, and cinnamon sticks. Infuse the tequila with the apple and cinnamon by adding them together, placing them in a sealed container, and then let it sit for a few days. 

                  When you’re ready to make a cocktail, add two shots of the tequila, half a shot of lime juice, half a shot of triple sec, and one shot of cranberry juice. Place them all in a shaker, with ice. Shake well, and you’ll be ready to serve with the garnish of your choice. 

                  Would you rather add a gin drink to your repertoire of Christmas drinks? Try a classic gin fizz with a cranberry twist. For a simple version, combine gin, orange juice, and cranberry juice, to taste. Then, add ginger beer for the fizz factor, and garnish. 

                  For a more complicated version, start by muddling some cranberries. Combine the cranberries with ice, then add gin, lemon juice, and a dash of sour mix.

                  Shake it, strain it, and add club soda and cranberry juice. You’ll have a delicious cocktail that even the pickiest member of your family will love.

                    These Christmas Cocktail Recipes Are Just The Start

                      With these Christmas drink recipes, you should be off to a great start when it comes to celebrating the holidays this year.

                      Do you need to stock up on drinks? Are you in the Kentucky area? Head to a Cox’s Spirit Shoppe location in your area. Or, use our delivery service at your convenience.

                        Be sure to stop by a Cox’s and Evergreen Liquors this holiday season to stock up on ingredients for your next Christmas party!

                        By inquiries@coxslouisville.com