Get Festive with Vodka Holiday Cocktails

The holiday season is in full swing. Try these vodka holiday cocktails to get into the festive spirit!

Chocolate Cold Brew Martini

Ingredients:chocolate martini
4 parts Cafe Agave Caffe Mocha
1 part vodka

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass rimmed with chocolate sprinkles. Top with more chocolate sprinkles.

Recipe courtesy of Cafe Agave.

NEFT Holiday Brighter

Ingredients:vodka holiday recipes
1.75 oz NEFT ultra-premium vodka
.75 oz pomegranate juice
.25 oz Luxardo Grenadine syrup
.25 oz lime juice
2 dashes angostura bitters
Egg whites

Combine all ingredients except for the egg whites into a mixing tin with ice and
shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass. Add egg whites to a dry mixing tin
and shake well, then add ice and continue to shake until a foam builds, and layer
over cocktail. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and sink a Luxardo Cherry.

Recipe courtesy of NEFT Vodka.

Marshmallow Margarita

Ingredients:marshmallow margarita
4 Marshmallows (or marshmallow fluff)
1 ½ oz Tequila Maestro Blanco
2 oz Baileys
Whipped Cream

If using marshmallows, melt with steam. Then strain and place in a shaker with ice, 2 oz of Baileys and 1.5 oz of blanco tequila, like Tequila Maestro Blanco. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with whipped cream, with the option to add a marshmallow on top.

Recipe courtesy of JW Marriott Cancun Mexico.


Candy Cane Martini

Ingredients: candy cane martini
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. spiced simple syrup
2 oz. candy cane infused toast vodka
1 oz. cranberry juice

Garnish the rim of the glass with crushed candy cane. Shake and strain all ingredients into chilled rimmed coupe glass.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Toast™ Distillers, Inc.

Smirnoff Winter Cranberry Mimosa

Ingredients: smirnoff winter cranberry mimosa
1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21
2 oz. Cranberry Sorbet
3 oz. Prosecco

Add Cranberry sorbet into a glass. Pour in the Smirnoff No. 21. Top with prosecco and garnish with sugared cranberries.

Recipe by Kendra Darr, Simply Darrling

NEFT Merry Citrus

Ingredients:Neft Vodka holiday recipes
1.5 oz NEFT ultra-premium vodka
1 oz fresh clementine juice
.75 oz orange peel oleo sacrum
.5 oz spiced demerara syrup
2 dashes barrel-aged whiskey bitters
Deyhdrated cinnamom orange slice soaked in 151

Add all ingredients into mixing tin with ice and stir. Double strain into rocks glass
over ice. Garnish with a dehydrated cinnamon orange slice soaked in 151 and set
on fire.

Recipe courtesy of NEFT Vodka.

Tony’s Festive Mule

Ingredients:Tony's Festive Mule vodka holiday cocktails
1.5 oz Tito’s vodka
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz spiced cranberry-orange syrup
4 oz Q Ginger Beer

Festive cranberry-orange syrup instructions:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of cranberry juice
Peel from 1 orange
Cinnamon stick
2 cloves

Add all ingredients to a small pan and simmer for 20 mins, let cool and strain into an empty bottle. Will stay good in fridge for 3 months.

For cocktail, in a shaker add vodka, lime juice, and syrup. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with chilled Q Ginger Beer and garnish with a sprig of mint dusted with powdered sugar.

Courtesy of Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim.


Cocoa Martini

Ingredients:cocoa martini vodka holiday cocktail recipes
4 oz Vodka
4 oz Sangster Rum Cream
1 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Crème de Cacao
Ice cubes

Pour ingredients into shaker and shake well. Rim two martini glasses with cocoa powder. Pour shaker mix into the two glasses. Top it off with drizzled chocolate syrup.

Recipes courtesy of Couples Resorts | Jamaica.

NEFT Snowy Day

Ingredients:neft snowy day cocktail recipe
1.5 oz NEFT ultra-premium vodka
1.5 oz white mocha liqueur
.5 oz peppermint schnapps
peppermint bark (for rim)

Shake vigorously in mixing tin with ice and strain into a martini glass rimmed with
crumbled peppermint bark.

Recipe courtesy of NEFT Vodka.

Smirnoff Vanilla Eggnog Martini 

Ingredients:eggnog martini
1 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla
1 oz. Eggnog
1 oz. Irish Cream

Mix together the eggnog, Smirnoff Vanilla, and Irish Cream in a cocktail shaker.
Pour into a martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and vanilla bean.

Recipe by Kendra Darr, Simply Darrling

Cran-Spiced Martini

Ingredients:cranberry spiced martini
2 parts Reyka Vodka
1 part cranberry 100% juice
¾ part Vanilla spiced syrup

Vanilla spiced syrup recipe: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, ¼ tsp. ground black pepper, 5 tsp. allspice, 1 cinnamon stick (2 ½”). Bring to a boil in a pot. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Let cool completely. Fine strain and add ½ oz vanilla extract.

Combine all the ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake, strain into martini glass & garnish with skewered cranberries.

Recipe courtesy of Trevor Schneider, Reyka Vodka Ambassador.

NEFT Violet Night

Ingredients:vodka cocktail recipes
1.5 oz NEFT ultra-premium vodka
.75 oz creme de violet
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz rosemary simple
2 drops violet flower essence

Add all ingredients into a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into
rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a singed rosemary sprig.

Recipe courtesy of NEFT Vodka.