Joy to the world! Or more likely to join the world in celebrating Christmas merrily with these cocktail mixes that will make you feel the holiday vibes. When looking for alcoholic beverages, guarantee yourself a high-quality and great-tasting bourbon, vodka, or sparkling champagne with a reliable store retailing hard-to-findliquor in the Philippines.
White Christmas Martini
Made with a mixture of vanilla vodka and white chocolate liqueur, the Martini cocktail drink will give you the vibe of a white Christmas. The cold alcoholic beverage is perfect for dinner before Christmas Eve. The instructions to make the drink are simple and quick. Mix all the ingredients below except the honey and white coarse sugar in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Honey and sugar are to be placed in separate bowls. They will serve as rim embellishments of the martini glass. Before you pour the beverage inside the glass, make sure the rim already has honey and sugar on it. The two ingredients will serve as the balancing factor of the chocolate and vodka.
- Vanilla vodka – 2 ounces
- White chocolate liqueur – 2 ounces
- White crème de cacao – 1 ounce
- Half-and-half milk – 1 ounce
- Honey and white coarse sugar
Cranberry Gin Fizz
The cranberry gin fizz drink consists of all the Christmas colors. Red for the fresh cranberries, green for the thyme, and white for the fizz and foam created. Subdued red and a bit of green is what makes the drink. To create the mixture, simply mix the gin, syrup, lemon juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. After that, pour in a club soda to create the fizz.
- Cranberry syrup
- Gin – 2 ounces
- Fresh lemon juice – ¾ ounces
- Club Soda
- Fresh cranberries and fresh thyme
If you are the type to down a couple glasses of whiskey after a heavy Christmas dinner meal, then the Cranberry Old-Fashioned cocktail remains your best and sweetest option. Devour a glass of whiskey garnished with orange peels for a bit of sour taste! For aesthetic purposes and to make the drink fancier, skewer 3 pieces of cranberry with thyme at the pointed part of the toothpick. Much like any other cocktail, mix all the liquids in a shaker and serve with ice!
- Bourbon whiskey – 3 ounces
- Cranberry syrup – 1 ounce
- Orange peel, fresh cranberries, and rosemary
Salted Caramel White Russians
Just another classic white Russian cocktail made even better with salted caramel. A great, sweet, and delicious upgrade! For all the salted caramel fans out there, no more searching for drinks infused with sweet and bold taste of sugar. The salted caramel white Russians cocktail is a mixture of vodka and half-and-half milk with the inner sides of the glass drizzled with salted caramel syrup for added effect.
- Russian vodka – 3 ounces
- Salted caramel syrup
- Half-and-half milk -1 ounce
Feeling cold? Skip the iced cocktails and try the holiday sangria to warm you up from the inside out. This holiday sangria is heated through a slow cooker to allow its natural flavors to be extra enriching. The scent it emits is as flavorful as it tastes. Cook all the ingredients in one hot pot for one hour at a high temperature. After an hour, set the heat to low and allow the sangria mixture to warm up for five hours. Use a few pinches of cinnamon sticks as garnish. Enjoy the sangria warm!
- 2 bottles of dry light-bodied red wine
- Brandy – 1 cup
- Cranberry juice – 1 cup
- Simple syrup – 1 cup
- Sliced oranges – 1 piece
- Cranberries – 1 cup
- Cinnamon sticks – 4 to 5 sticks
White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Peppermint and white chocolate never tasted this good with vodka! For those always dreaming of a white Christmas, why not start with this white chocolate peppermint martini? The look will remind you of the frosted snow, with bits of red peppermint giving you a merry-filled Christmas-y vibe. Instructions are simple, mix all ingredients in a shaker and serve with peppermint garnishes on the rim. If you feel like adding extra sweetness, toss a stick of peppermint lollipop that you could also use as a stirrer!
- Marshmallows sundae topping
- Crushed Peppermint candies
- Vanilla vodka – ¼ cup
- White chocolate liqueur – ¼ cup
Hot Buttered Rum
Another non-iced alcoholic beverage perfect for cold weather during the Holidays season is hot buttered rum. To make the drink, simply beat the sugar, honey, butter cinnamon, and pinch of salt until a smooth texture is achieved. Once done, add the mixture with the rum in a bowl. Place the bowl in boiling water. Make sure the level of boiling water will not run over inside the bowl. If stirring becomes lighter and smoother, it is your cue to stop. Serve hot with cinnamon sticks on top or inside!
- Brown sugar – ⅔ cup
- Unsalted butter – ½ cup
- Honey – ¼ cup
- Ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
- Spiced rum – ¾ cup
- Cinnamon stick – 4 sticks
Arguably the simplest recipe you will come across is the champagne cocktail. If you have never tried sugar with champagne, then it is high time that you do! The three-ingredient Champagne cocktail also requires you only three steps in order to make it. You can start off by peeling the lemon to make twisted shapes that you can use as garnishing.
- Sugar cubes – 4 pieces
- Champagne – 1 bottle
- Lemon twists – 1 whole lemon
Cherry Almond Cocktail
For those cherry lovers, whether on delicacies or beverages, the cherry almond cocktail will surely serve you a flavorful brandy infused with sweetness! Making it is as easy as making a cup of joe in the morning. Simply mix liqueurs in a shaker or tumbler glass filled with ice, add half-and-half milk according to taste, stir to mix, and enjoy! For an added aesthetic look, cut the cherry in half, leaving the part intact and inserted on the rim.
- Cherry Brandy – ¾ ounces
- Half-and-half milk
- Fresh cherries
Peppermint Espresso and Mocha Martini
Peppermint will always be a staple ingredient when it comes to holiday mixes. To add a stronger flavor, you can either add mocha syrup or an espresso shot. The bold taste of coffee mixed with vodka creates the kind of taste you would have never imagined. Like most cocktail drinks, there is not much to do but mix all liquid ingredients in a tumbler and shake until a muddy color has been achieved.
- Espresso shot or mocha syrup – 3 ounces
- Vodka – 1.5 ounces
- Milk or cream – 3 ounces
- Peppermint extract
- Crushed candy cane – assorted colors
North Pole Nog
Taste a handful of bitterness, sweetness, and spiciness with a glass of north pole nog. The alcoholic beverage is made of crushed eggnog mixed with rum and bourbon. Cinnamon will serve as toppings and add an earthy taste to increase the entire great experience. A cinnamon stick can also be tossed on top of the glass that should sit on the rim. It can be used as a stirrer to make sure the alcohol mixture remains infused.
- Eggnog – 6 ounces
- Spiced rum – 1 ounce
- Bourbon – 2 ounces
- Ground cinnamon – 1 tablespoon
- Cinnamon stick – 1 piece
Jingle Juice Holiday Punch
For the ladies, try this holiday punch that almost takes like juice! The jingle juice holiday punch is basically vodka infused with pink champagne or sparkling rosé and cherry-flavored 7up. The drink can be so good that you will not notice you have had one too many glasses of it!
- Vodka – 1 bottle
- Pink champagne or Sparkling rosé
- Cherry 7-up – 2 liters
- Fresh cranberries
Find the most suitable and quality alcoholic beverages from a liquor store in the Philippines. With this, you are guaranteed you are drinking safe liquor. Finally, take note of the garnishes, they can make or break the aesthetic look as well your notes and mine.
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