Holiday Cocktail Recipes for Your Bar Menu

It’s time to deck the halls—and your bar’s cocktail menu! We’ve rounded up some festive holiday cocktail recipes to help your guests celebrate the season.

Blake’s Holiday Pick

Ingredients:holiday cocktail recipe
1 part Smithworks Vodka
2.5 parts Cranberry Juice
2.5 parts Diet Lemon Lime Soda

Build in glass filled with ice. Stir together and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Recipe by Blake Shelton’s vodka Smithworks.


Brockman’s Fiery Side

Ingredients:brockmans gin holiday recipes
2 oz. Brockmans Gin
0.5 oz. Cinnamon syrup
Ginger beer
0.25 oz. Cherry Brandy (a capful)

Fill a highball glass with ice, add the Brockmans Gin and cinnamon syrup and top with ginger beer. Drizzle the Cherry Brandy over the top. Garnish with a stick of cinnamon and a cherry.

Recipe courtesy of Brockmans Gin.


Negroni Sbagliato

Ingredients:cinzano holiday recipe
1 oz. Cinzano Rosso
1 oz. Campari
Top with Cinzano Prosecco
Garnish: orange slice or twist

Pour the ingredients directly in a glass filled with fresh ice. Stir and complete with a half-wheel or twist of orange.

Recipe courtesy of Cinzano.


Buñuelo Old Fashioned

ingredients:old fashioned holiday recipe
2 oz. Dano’s Añejo
.5 oz Spiced Cinnamon Syrup (Cinnamon, Anise, Lime Oils)
4 Dashes Bitters

Stir and strain, garnish with lime peel or Buñuelo.

Recipe courtesy of Dano’s Tequila.



Rum Hot Toddy

hot toddy recipeIngredients:
1 ½ ounces Santa Teresa 1796
1 spoonful honey
½ ounce lemon
4 ounces boiling water

Combine ingredients in a mug, then garnish with lemon peel, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, or other spices.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Teresa Rum.


Seagram’s Classic Bloody Mary

Ingredients:bloody mary recipe
2 oz. Seagram’s 80 Proof Vodka
4 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1⁄2 oz. Olive Juice
1⁄4 oz. Balsamic Vinegar
1-2 Dashes Tabasco
1⁄2 oz. Tomato Juice
1⁄2 oz. Lemon Juice
1⁄2 tsp. Horseradish
Black Pepper
Garlic Powder

Rim a pint glass or mason jar with salt and fill the glass with ice. Combine all ingredients in the glass over the ice and stir with a cocktail spoon. Garnish with a celery stalk, skewered cocktail olives & onions, lime and lemon rounds.

Recipe by Seagram’s Vodka.


Jolly Joel Spritz

Ingredients: holiday spritz recipe
2 oz Bourbon
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
1 Thyme Sprig
5 tsp Maple Syrup
4 oz Q Ginger Beer
1 Thyme Sprig and Lemon Peel Garnish

Remove the leaves from one sprig of thyme. Muddle the leaves in bottom of mixing glass and add the remaining ingredients except for the Q Ginger Beer. Shake and then strain into a large rocks glass. Top with Q Ginger Beer and garnish with another thyme sprig.

Recipe by Chief Happy Hour Officer & Comedian Joel McHale for Q Mixers.


Midnight Martini

Ingredients: midnight martini
1 shot espresso coffee
1 oz Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
1 oz Absente Absinthe Refined
0.5 oz simple syrup

Add the espresso, Mr. Black, absinthe, and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with coffee beans and shaved semisweet chocolate (optional).

Recipe created at Bubo Restaurant by Bartender Madeleine Kestler-DeWan.


Ginger Rum Toddy

Ingredients:Ginger Rum Toddy
¾ oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 ¼ oz Aged Rum
¼ oz Allspice Dram
2 bags Ginger Tea
½ oz Lemon Juice

Steep tea bags in hot water, remove tea bags, add rest of ingredients, and stir. Then, garnish with cinnamon sticks, clove, and lemon wheel!

Recipe courtesy of St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur.


Home for the Holidays

Ingredients:holiday cocktail recipes
2 oz Broken Shed Vodka
0.75 oz Cranberry Juice
0.5 oz Cinnamon-Clove Simple Syrup*
0.25 oz orange curaçao
1 dash orange bitters
Optional: blood orange seltzer
Cranberries, rosemary, cinnamon stick and star anise for garnish

For the cinnamon-clove simple syrup, dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup hot water. Add 2 cinnamon sticks and 10 whole cloves. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain out solids and store in a glass bottle in the refrigerator.

For the cocktail, combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker over ice. Shake to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube and top with seltzer. OR double-strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish as you see fit. For a more festive feel, freeze cranberries
into your ice cubes the day before making the cocktail.

Recipe courtesy of Broken Shed Vodka.


Brockmans Six Bells

Ingredients:brockmans holiday cocktails
2 oz. Brockmans Gin
2 oz. Cream sherry
1 tsp. Red currant jelly

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a few seasonal berries, a sprig of fresh mint (if available) or a sprig of rosemary. To finish, sprinkle some ground cinnamon or mixed spice.

Recipe courtesy of Brockmans Gin.


Snow Bird

holiday cocktail recipeIngredients:
2 parts Plume & Petal Lemon Drift
1 part pomegranate juice
3 parts soda water
Garnish: rosemary sprig
Glass: Collins

Combine all ingredients in a Collins glass with ice. Stir slightly to combine.

Recipe by Plume & Petal.


Dano’s Coquito Recipe

Ingredients:coquito recipe
4 parts Evaporated Milk (48 oz.)
4 parts Condensed Milk (56 oz.)
3 parts Coconut Cream (36 oz.)
2 parts Dano’s Reposado (25 oz.)
4 Dashes Vanilla Bitter
Grated Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Blend all together, chill and serve, garnish with cinnamon stick.

Recipe courtesy of Dano’s Tequila.