While it may feel like the world is falling apart outside of our front doors, we can still have ourselves a merry little cocktail (or three) this holiday season. Even if it’s enjoyed from the comfort of your coziest sweats. If you’ve been looking for some festive cocktails to try out, we’ve got you.
Here are seven festive cocktails from some of our favourite alcohol brands to please the palate of any libation lover this season
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Patrón Reposado Pom Pom Punch
Punch is a go-to crowd-pleaser to break out with your bubble this season – especially when it contains Patrón Reposado. *group serve
- 8 parts Patrón Reposado
- 1 bottle of red wine (pinot noir preferred)
- 9 parts Pear Brandy
- 8 parts Orange Juice
- 2 parts Ginger Beer
- Orange Wheels
- Pear Slices
- Apple Slices
- Seasonal Fruit
Add all ingredients into a pitcher or carafe and mix to combine. Pour over standard ice, garnish and serve. *Can be made in advance and stored for up to a day.
Tia Espresso Martini
Keep the celebrations high-energy with the Tia Espresso martini, which brings an intense coffee aroma and premium taste.
- 0.75 oz Vodka
- 0.75 oz Tia Maria
- 1 tsp Simple Syrup
- Double or single shot of espresso
Pour Tia Maria, vodka and espresso into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain. Garnish with three coffee beans.
Green Owl’s Go Green
For a unique and refreshing option, create a memorable cocktail with Green Owl, Canada’s first green tea-flavoured vodka.
- 1 ½ oz Green Owl® Green Tea Vodka
- ¼ oz fresh lime juice
- 5 oz soda water
Combine above ingredients in a glass with ice and garnish with mint leaves and lime.
Disaronno Pink Velvet
The all-new Disaronno Velvet is perfect for those who love creams with an intense aroma – and who have a soft spot for photo-worthy cocktails.
- 1.75 oz Disaronno Velvet
- 0.5 oz Disaronno
- 0.75 oz Red Bitter
- Pinch of sea salt
Stir all ingredients over cubed ice and for an extra holiday touch, garnish with a candy cane!
Monkey Jam Sour
Offering a spin on the classic whiskey sour, the Monkey Jam Sour tastes like whiskey and doughnuts – with fewer calories.
- 50ml Monkey Shoulder Whisky
- 20ml Fresh lemon juice
- 5ml Sugar syrup
- 2tsp Jam
- Dash of orange bitters
- Soda water (optional)
Add all ingredients to a shaker. Add fresh ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with soda water.
Peanut Butter Nog
Give your holiday guests something to talk about (and sip on) with a nutty cocktail made with peanut butter-flavoured whiskey.
- 1.5 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
- 0.5 oz Bourbon
- 0.25 oz Fernet
- 1.5 oz Oat Nog
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish: Cocoa Bean Shavings
Classic Dry Martini
You can never go wrong with a classic martini, especially one that’s made all the more enjoyable to sip thanks to premium Grey Goose vodka.
- 5 parts Grey Goose® Vodka
- 1 oz MARTINI Extra Dry Vermouth
- Lemon Zest
Add vodka, vermouth, and bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir deliberately and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.