Five Easy Cocktails for the Holiday Season recipe.

Five Easy Cocktails for the Holiday Season

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February 21, 2023 by Kelsey J
  • Serves: 1-8 people

Holiday stress is real between picking out gifts, house decorating, baking holiday cookies, and dealing with the weather. De-stress this holiday season with these festive holiday cocktail recipes. Cuddle up with a mountain of blankets and enjoy all the holiday movies that are making their return back to TV.

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Lush Mulled Wine : A long day of skiing, sledding, snowball fights, or just toughing it out through a frigid winter day? A steaming, fortifying cup of lush mulled wine is the answer you are looking for.

Black Pepper and Brown Buttered Rum Cocktail: This simple twist on the traditional brown battered rum cocktail recipe combines delicious brown butter with our tasty black pepper simple syrup and a fine aged rum. Your friends and family will be wondering where you got such impressive cocktail making skills. Just don't tell them how easy it really is!

White Christmas Sangria: You’ll be dreaming about this White Christmas Sangria long after the holidays have come to an end! White wine, ginger beer, pear brandy, and some festive red and green fruit are all you need for this jolly holiday cocktail.
White Chocolate Peppermint Martini: For all you peppermint lovers out there, this drink is for you! Enjoy this drink infused with peppermint and white chocolate liqueur and give it some more holiday love with the peppermint rim.

Apple Cider Moscow Mule: The Moscow Mule trend has made its way into the hearts of many so not having a holiday-inspired mule would mean getting put on the naughty list. This drink screams holiday with an apple cider flavor but with an alcohol twist.
Five Easy Cocktails for the Holiday Season
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February 21, 2023 by Kelsey J
  • Serves: 1-8 people

Lush Mulled Wine


  • 2 tablespoon(s) Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Vanilla Rich Simple Syrup
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Orange, juiced, peeled
  • Nutmeg, grated, to taste


  1. 1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepot.
  2. 2. Bring to a boil.
  3. 3. Lower the temperature and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. 4. Garnish with orange peel, a cinnamon stick, and a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg.
  5. 5. Enjoy (responsibility)!
  6. Serves 4 people

Black Pepper and Brown Buttered Rum Cocktail


  • 1/2 fluid_ounce(s) Blank Slate Kitchen Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Black & Bolyard Bay Leaf Brown Butter
  • 4 fluid_ounce(s) Hot Water
  • 2 fluid_ounce(s) Dark Rum
  • Nutmeg, grated, to taste
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick


  1. 1. Add syrup, brown butter, rum and boiling water into a mug.
  2. 2. Grate a generous amount of nutmeg into the mug.
  3. 3. Stir with the cinnamon stick until the butter is dissolved.
  4. 4. Enjoy (responsibility)!
  5. Serves 1 person

White Christmas Sangria


  • 2 bottles White Wine
  • 12 ounce(s) Ginger beer, plus more for garnish if desired
  • 1/4 cup(s) Pear Brandy
  • 1/4 cup(s) Sugar
  • 3 Barlett Pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound(s) Cranberries, frozen or fresh
  • 3-4 Star Anise
  • Rosemary


  1. 1. Add pears and cranberries to a large pitcher.
  2. 2. Pour in wine, ginger beer, brandy, and sugar, stir.
  3. 3. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.
  4. 4. Pour into chilled glasses.
  5. 5. Top off with more ginger beer, if desired.
  6. 6. Garnish with rosemary, and anise pod and frozen cranberries to keep it cold.
  7. 7. Enjoy (responsibility)!
  8. Serves 8 people

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini


  • 1.5 ounce(s) Godiva White Chocolate Liquor
  • 1.5 ounce(s) Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ounce(s) Creme de Cacao, clear or white
  • 1 ounce(s) Half and Half
  • .5 ounce(s) Peppermint Schnapps
  • White Chocolate Syrup
  • Peppermints, crushed


  1. 1. Rim the edge of a martini glass with white chocolate syrup then dip in crushed peppermints.
  2. 2. Add the white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, half and half and peppermint schnapps to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. 3. Shake then strain into your prepared martini glass.
  4. 4. Enjoy (responsibility)!
  5. Serves 1 person

Apple Cider Moscow Mule


  • 2 ounce(s) Vodka or Gin
  • 5 ounce(s) Ginger Beer
  • 2 ounce(s) Apple Cider
  • dash Lime Juice
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Apple Slices
  • Cinnamon Stick


  1. 1. Add lime juice into the glass of your choosing.
  2. 2. Fill the mug with ice and pour 2 oz vodka (or gin) over ice.
  3. 3. Pour 5 oz ginger beer.
  4. 4. Pour 2 oz apple cider.
  5. 5. Sprinkle cinnamon over ice.
  6. 6. Stir and Enjoy!
  7. Serves 1 person
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