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Festive Beverages for Christmas

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These two Easy Christmas Cocktail recipes are just the thing to celebrate this season! Make these fun and festive Christmas Vodka Cocktails for those 21 and older.

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!

Christmas Vodka cocktails

Hello Friends!

In preparation for the holidays, my friend Deanna and I mixed together a couple of festive vodka cocktails for the Christmas season.

We like to experiment and make unique drinks for the season.  It is really fun to offer guests festive beverages for Christmas or any other gathering. A featured beverage just makes for a fun experience and you will see them at weddings too!

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 vodka cocktail we named a Cape Cod Kiss which is fairly low-calorie with just a hint of sweetness added.

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Cape Cod Kiss Holiday Cocktail

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Cape Cod Kiss Vodka Christmas Cocktail

A festive vodka and cranberry drink.
Course beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 part vodka
  • 2 parts cranberry juice
  • 1 part cranberry ginger ale
  • ice


  • Mix items in a glass or cocktail shacker.
  • Stir well and pour over ice.
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holiday cocktails

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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.

Cranberry holiday cocktail

Crandy Cane Christmas Cocktail

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Crandy Cane Christmas Cocktail

A lovely candy cane flavored vodka cocktail. Perfect for the holidays!
Course beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 3 parts cranberry ginger ale
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1/2 part peppermint schnapps
  • Candy canes for garnish


  • 1. Add first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
    2. Pour into a martini glass.
    3. Hang a candy cane from the edge of the glass.


Crandy Cane Cocktail

For another fun holiday cocktail, check out this Rudolf Rum Spritzer.

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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.

Looking for Holiday Cocktail Recipes? I have 20 for your next holiday party!!

We hope you enjoyed these vodka-based festive beverages for Christmas.

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What is your favorite holiday beverage?




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Jessi @ Practically Functional

Wednesday 2nd of January 2013

These look delicious! Just wanted to let you know I featured them on my blog today! Stop by and grab a button if you want!


Wednesday 2nd of January 2013

Thanks so much for the feature!