The holidays are always fun when celebrating with others. These festive beverages are perfect for get-togethers and parties this holiday season. These are easy holiday drink ideas – let us know if you try them!
In preparation for the holidays, my friend Deanna and I mixed together a couple of festive cocktails. We like to experiment and make unique drinks. It is really fun to offer guests festive beverages for Christmas. So we got to work. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it right? We got our ingredients out and in a few minutes – success!
The first one we named Cape Cod Kiss which is fairly low-calorie with just a hint of sweetness added.
Cape Cod Kiss
1 part vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
1 part cranberry ginger ale
Then we got to work on the second one and wanted to add the winter flavor of peppermint to the mix. It has a cranberry flavor and is a really nice cocktail. We will be making these again for sure. We decided to make it the Crandy Cane (crandy because we used cranberry ginger ale) – and thought we were clever for thinking of it.
Crandy Cane Cocktail
3 parts cranberry ginger ale
1 part vodka
1/2 part peppermint schnapps
Candy canes for garnish
Add first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
Pour into a martini glass.
Hang a candy cane from the edge of the glass.
To make these drinks non- alcoholic, you can leave out the vodka. You can substitute peppermint extract for the schnapps.
Also be sure to check out our other holiday cocktails from some of our friends.We hope you enjoyed this quick and easy recipe. If you enjoyed this recipe, please consider sharing. We would love it if you did! If you make it and share it on Instagram, please tag us and let us know!
What is your favorite holiday beverage?