Share the following nine holiday-themed cocktails with your guests to guarantee they’ll be coming back to your house year after year.
From Tequila Cazadores
Preparation: Combine tequila, pear puree, agave, and lime juice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint and chipotle powder. Serve over the rocks.
From Pinnacle Vodka
Preparation: Add ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with whipped cream.
From Sauza Tequila
Preparation: Add all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon. Enjoy! Note: Can also be made pitcher-style for communal drinking.
From 901 Tequila
Preparation: Combine ingredients and strain over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.
From Crown Royal
Preparation: Coat mason jar rim with Cajun seasoning. Mix apple juice, Crown Royal Maple Whisky, sweet and sour mix and Monin Spiced Brown Sugar in a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with speared lemon wedge. Enjoy!
From Analogue, NYC
Preparation: Shake and serve over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon.
Preparation: Shake and double strain. Serve in a Nick and Nora glass and garnish with candied ginger.
From Green Fig, NYC
Preparation: A pumpkin lover’s delight! Combine ingredients in shaker, pour in glass and top with milk foam. Garnish with angostura bitters and cinnamon powder.
From chef Mike Armstrong, of The Lobby Lounge at Dream Downtown, NYC
Preparation: Put all spices into cheesecloth before tying tightly. Cook the fruit and spice bag in two cups of water for ten minutes. Heat the wine, but make sure not to boil it. Add the fruit and spices to the wine. Add the sugar, bourbon and everclear. Light a match to burn off alcohol for one minute. Let it simmer, then serve. Best when it’s made a few days in advance.