Best Christmas Party Cocktail Creations

Your annual Christmas party counts as the one event of the year, where you can truly break out your mad cocktail-making skills.

The cocktails that many hosts and hostesses serve this time of year combine quality ingredients, like Creme de Cacao and Peppermint Schnapps, with creative drink recipes. These concoctions taste like Christmas in a glass and are a great party and conversation starters.

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If you are planning a holiday get-together and need some ideas to help you create the perfect Santy Claus cocktails, look no further. The cocktails that follow are sure to make your Christmas party very bright, indeed!

The Cocktails

The Candy Cane

1 1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1 1/2 oz. vanilla-flavored rum
1 1/2 oz. white chocolate liqueur
Candy canes

Mix the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Strain the candy cane cocktail into your chilled martini glass. Hook miniature candy canes on the side of the glass as a garnish.

*Substitute chocolate liqueur for white chocolate liqueur for a bit of variety. Yum!

White Christmas ‘Ritas 

14 oz. can of creamy coconut milk
12 oz. of tequila
8 oz. of Triple Sec
Lime juice
Mint leaves
Lime wedges
Margarita sugar

Prepare your margarita glasses by wiping the sliced lime around the rim and then dipping in the sugar.
Put the ice, tequila, coconut milk, lime juice, and Triple Sec on the blender. Blend this mixture until it’s frozen.
Add the drink to the glass/es and garnish with mint leaves, lime wedges, and cranberries.

Santa Suit Martini

1 oz. vanilla vodka
2 shots of chilled Creme de Cacao
3 TBSP Raspberry liquor
crushed peppermint candies

Chill the martini glass/es.
Placed crushed peppermint candies or candy canes onto a shallow bread plate.
Wipe the rim of the glass/es with the juice of the lime/s. Dip the rim of the glass/es in the crushed candy.
Pour the vodka and the Creme de Cacao into the glass. Drizzle the raspberry liquor on the top of the drink.

Champagne Cocktail

1 bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
4 cubes of sugar
Angostura bitters
Lemon twist garnishes

Soak the sugar cubes with the bitters. An easy way to do this is to “top” the bitters bottle with one of the sugar cubes and then invert the bottle so that a few drops of the bitters ends up on the sugar cube.
Drop the sugar cube into your chilled Champagne glass/es or flutes. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine.
Add a lemon twist garnish to the side of the glass/es.
Makes four cocktails.

Fun Fact

Champagne is a special kind of sparkling wine. However, not all sparkling wines can truly be called Champagne. Only the wines that come from France’s Champagne region get this honor. Most Champagnes consist of pinot meunier, chardonnay, and pinot noir.

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