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4 Cocktails Your Guests Will Love

Holiday Cocktails

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And what better way to start of the season than with a good cocktail? While everybody else is busy serving the classic ciders and egg nog, why not spice up your drinks and give your guests something they’ll really enjoy? Besides, who can pass up a good cocktail? Check out these cocktail recipes that are perfect for the upcoming festivities!

Apple Cider Sangria

This one had us at sangria but mixing in a little apple cider is the perfect way to add a little holiday flair. For this cocktail treat, we’re combining the love of fruit with the love of wine and it’s easier than you think! All you need to do is combine the ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a drink. You’ll need:

Dry white wine (1 bottle)

Honey Crisp Apples (3, chopped)

Apple cider (3 Cups)

Pears (2, chopped)

Club soda (1 cup)

Stir, refrigerate and you’re done! You can even add in a few cinnamon sticks or ginger brandy for an added pop of flavor.

Apple Pie on the Rocks

The name says it all. If you’re a fan of cinnamon and a strong drink, you’re definitely going to like the Apple Pie on the Rocks. For this cocktail you’ll need:

Fireball Whiskey (1 oz.)

Vanilla Vodka (1 oz.)

Apple Juice (4 oz.)

A pinch of ground cinnamon

Make sure you’re pouring these ingredients into a container you can shake! If you want to be extra (I mean it is the holiday season after all), grind some brown sugar to coat the rim of the glass. You can also add in some cinnamon sticks for some extra flavor.

Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

Courtesy of Baker by Nature, this recipe is definitely perfect for those who like to add a little love into their creations. Just like your meal, this drink will take longer to prepare than the average one and you may find yourself heading to the store for a few of the ingredients to make it special. You’ll need:

Fresh cranberries (2 cups)

Water (2 cups)

Sugar (2 cups)

Cinnamon sticks (2)

Bourbon or whiskey (3/4 cup)

Lemon juice (1/2)

Orange juice (1/4 cup)

Lime juice (1/4 cup)

Ice cubes

Add the cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a pot until they boil at medium heat. Reduce the contents to a simmer while stirring occasionally. Eventually the cranberries will open from the heat and form syrup with the rest of the ingredients. Once you have stirred it so it appears smooth, you can then remove it from the heat and strain the contents. Before continuing, allow the syrup to cool for 10 minutes.

Once your syrup is cool, you can finally combine it (3/4 cups) with the whiskey, lemon, lime, and orange juices. Combine this with ice and shake well! Enjoy!

Drunken Pumpkin Latte

This one’s for all of those pumpkin spice lovers. If you really want to take your love to the next level, we have two words for you: Rum Chata. I promise you won’t be disappointed. This is what you’ll need:

Coffee (4 cups)

Milk (1 cup)

Rum Chata (1 cup)

Pumpkin Pie Vodka (1/2 cup)

Sugar (1/4 cup)

Ground cinnamon (1/2 tsp.)

Combine the hot coffee, sugar, and cinnamon until the latter two have dissolved. You can then combine all the ingredients together. The extra bright side to this drink is that it’s perfect whether it’s hot or cold!

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