When it comes to holiday recipes, we find that the most popular things you’ll learn how to make with a bit of Internet guidance are scrumptious side dishes and mouth watering treats, desserts, or baked goods. Most people we know quite enjoy treating themselves to a celebratory drink or two around the holidays as well, but we find that many of them are really missing an opportunity for added flavour and fun when it comes to the drinks they choose. What if you’re not a fan of wine or beer and you’d rather enjoy something with a lot of flavour or novelty to it? That’s where fun winter cocktail recipes come in to save your holiday cheer!
Just in case you’ve always been a fan of seasonal cocktails just like us and you’re on the hunt for winter themed drink options, here are 15 of the cutest and most delicious holiday cocktail recipes we’ve come across so far.
1. Creamy peppermint Schnapps winter cocktail
Are your favourite cocktails during any season or holiday always the ones that have a bit of a creamy texture to them rather than fruity flavours or strong lingering tastes of the alcohol they contain? Then peppermint is a great flavour option for you, and this creamy peppermint schnapps cocktail recipe from Gentleman’s Gazette is probably exactly what you’re looking for. The taste is downright refreshing!
2. Apple elixir
In your opinion, are fall and winter a time for nothing but cider and cider inspired or flavoured things, so you’re trying to collect as many apple flavour based cocktails as you can? Then here’s a totally delicious option to get you started off! Serious Eats shows you how to make a mouth watering and fresh tasting apple “elixir” from a perfect balance of liquors and mixes for a cocktail that tastes like a chilled cider.
3. Winter seabreeze cocktail
Even though you enjoy a fruit flavoured cocktail more than most other kinds, do you still prefer that the taste be light rather than heavily flavoured and sugary? Then perhaps a seabreeze is the best option for you! We very much enjoy this winter version of the drink from Catch My Party. You’ll get hints of wintery flavours like cranberry, but those are bolstered to an even more delicious place by adding juicy pomegranate seeds.
4. Flavourful cranberry cocktail
Were you intrigued by the idea of a fruity tasting cranberry cocktail but you’re not so sure about the idea of putting juicy pomegranate seeds inside? We can see how that flavour might be a little too summery for some people, or perhaps how the idea of having to chew something at the end of your drink might not appeal to you. That’s why we were glad to find this simple alternative cranberry cocktail from Food Network as well! It’s straight forward and tasty.