Holiday Cocktail Recipes - Pour Yourself Something Special

This holiday season with all the parties and celebrations, it is time to wow your guests with a drink that will really tantalize their taste buds. We are lucky enough to have a few recipes from some of the best restaurants around, so let the mixoligist in you go wild!

From UNION Restaurant & Bar at ARIA Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, NV


1 oz Carrot Juice

1 oz Carrot Juice

1 oz Heavy Whipping Cream

1 pinch Cinnamon

1 Spoon Brown Sugar

1 oz Simple Syrup

.5 oz Baileys

1 oz Spiced Rum

1 oz Vanilla Vodka

Cream Cheese Frosting on rim

Freshly grated Nutmeg

*How to make Carrot Cake: Add all ingredients in shaker glass and shake w/ ice.  Strain into a chilled, rimmed martini glass, grate nutmeg

Carrot Cake from Union Restaurant

From Southern Hospitality BBQ, New York NY


1/2 gallon Apple Cider

1/2 gallon Apple Cider

12 oz Red Wine

2 Cinnamon Sticks

3 Cloves

1 Orange cut in half

8 oz Brandy

*How to make Spiked Apple Cider: Add all ingredients in shaker and shake w/ ice.  Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with 2 cinnamon sticks and half of an orange.

Spiked Apple Cider from Southern Hospitality BBQ

From 1Oak - New York, NY


1.5 oz SVEDKA Vanilla Vodka

1.5 oz SVEDKA Vanilla Vodka

1 Package Hot Cocoa

Dash of White Creme de Cacao

Garnish with Cinnamon Stick

Serve warm in a glass mug

*How to make Santa’s Helper: Add all ingredients in shaker and shake while hot. Serve warm in a glass mug and garnish with a cinnamon sticks.

Santa's Helper from 10ak

From The Chandelier Room at the W Hoboken - Hoboken, NJ


1 ½ part Absolut Vanilla

1 ½ part Absolut Vanilla

1 part Hiram Walker Pomegranate Liqueur

Splash of Mumm Champagne

Garnish with a sugar coated Cranberry

Jingle Bells from The Chandelier Room

From Abe & Arthur's Restaurant - New York, NY

Hot Buttered Rum

2oz Bacardi 8yr Rum

1.5Tbsp Spiced Butter (cloves, allspice, cinnamon, brown sugar,

1oz Cream

5oz Hot Water

Hot Buttered Rum from Abe & Arthur's

From SOL Cocina Mexican Restaurant - Newport Beach, CA

Café de Olla is a sweet, heavily spiced brew, typically drank hot in the morning
with sweet rolls; in the afternoon, café is served with crunchy cookies or a pastry. A little liquor gives this drink a Mexican kick. It is sweetened with piloncillo sugar, a raw cane sugar, molded and sold in cones - it has a mild molasses flavor; raw or brown sugar may be used instead. Makes 4 cups. You’ll need:

12 ounce heatproof glass mug or cup
Chocolate syrup in a squeeze bottle

4 ounces Café de Olla (recipe follows)

2 ounces liquor: tequila, coffee liqueur, brandy, dark rum or almond-flavored liqueur

1 tablespoon heavy cream or condensed milk, or whipped cream

Ground cinnamon

Drizzle the inside of the glass with about 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup. Add 2
ounces liquor of your choice. Top up with Café de Olla. Carefully drizzle the cream on top and dust with a tiny pinch of cinnamon.

Café de Olla from SOL Cocina


5 cups water

4 large cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves

4 star anise

1 cone piloncillo sugar (or ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar)

¾ cup espresso coffee, regular or decaffeinated

Combine water, spices and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring slowly to a boil overmedium heat, stirring occasionally to break up the sugar. Reduce heat and simmer gently without stirring for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in coffee, cover and steep for 5 minutes. Line a sieve with a coffee filter and strain the café. Reheat before serving. May also be chilled and refrigerated, covered, for one week.


Just in time for the holiday season, 7UP has released their limited edition Pomegranate 7UP Antioxidant soda and along with it they have a few great drink recipes:

Pom & Ginger

1 ounce Rose's Cocktail Infusions Pomegranate Twist

1.5 ounces vodka or whisky

Fill a tall glass ¾ full of ice. Pour ingredients over ice and fill the
glass with equal parts Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Pomegranate 7UP


6 ounces Cherry 7UP Antioxidant or Pomegranate 7UP Antioxidant

1 ounce vanilla vodka

Pour ingredients over ice in a tall cocktail glass and serve.


Holiday Punch

48 ounces 7UP

64 ounces Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juice, Fruit Juicy Red

1/2 cup ReaLemon 100% Lemon Juice

32 ounces Canada Dry Club Soda

Two 750-milliliter bottles of vodka

24 ounces orange juice

1 quart fruit sherbet

Mix ingredients in a large punch bowl, and serve individually over ice
in short cocktail glasses! Serves 25-30 people.

These are just a few tasty drinks that will make your party the hit of the holiday season.

For more information on Union Restaurant, visit:

For more information on Abe & Arthur's, visit:

For more information on SOL Cocina, visit:

For more information on The Chandelier Room at the W Hoboken visit:

For more information on Southern Hospitality BBQ visit:


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