Holiday Cocktail Ideas

During the holiday season, we all end up going to multiple parties and family gatherings. It’s time to spice things up and introduce some new Holiday cocktail ideas and spirits to the fun. I have had the pleasure to sample some new spirits that I had never tried and new cocktail recipes. These recipes will help add a little extra cheer to your holiday celebrations, so step out and try something new.

Bedlam Vodka 689x1024 - Holiday Cocktail Ideas to spice things up
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Generally, I am a vodka guy so sampling a new vodka is right up my ally, I had the pleasure to try Bedlam Vodka, a leading craft vodka distilled and bottled by Graybeard Distillery. First, I sampled the Bedlam straight up slightly chilled; it is very smooth going down with a sweetness and a slight floral after taste. The flavors and smoothness really make this a great vodka straight up or in a cocktail.

Bedlam Vodka is distilled in Durham, North Carolina, from rice, which makes it gluten-free and adds a smooth finish that you don’t normally get from other Vodkas.

Check these great cocktails using Bedlam Vodka.

Christmas in Rio

Christmas in Rio was made for the staycation lovers out there. This little holiday getaway-in-a-glass will have you feeling like Santa in a bikini! Eat, drink, & cran-freakin-merry!
Prep Time3 mins
Active Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Yield: 1 Drink
Cost: $2

Materials

  • 10 Cranberries Fresh Cranberries
  • .5 oz Lime, quartered & muddled (1/2oz lime juice)
  • .75 oz Demerara syrup (2:1 Sugar in the Raw : water)
  • 1.5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1.5 oz Bedlam Vodka  

Instructions

  • Muddle Cranberries, then lime in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake till sufficiently chilled. Pour all contents into a rocks glass and Enjoy.

Winter Soul

A twist on an Old Fashioned and adaptation of Bedlam's signature Old Soul.Think you can find a classier cocktail to sip sitting in your winged armchair in your library filled with leather bound books and the smell of rich mahogany? Fig-Get about it.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 Drink
Cost: $2

Ingredients

  • 4 Dash "Sycophant" Crude Bitters
  • 1 Dash Fee Brothers Black walnut bitters
  • .25 oz Fig Syrup
  • 2.5 oz Bedlam Vodka

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to an old-fashioned glass with ice and stir till sufficiently chilled. Express lemon peel over the drink.
Here are more fantastic cocktail ideas with different base liquors, With 2020 just around the corner, end of the year festivities are kicking off. From holiday celebrations to New Year’s Eve, there is so much to celebrate as we close out 2019!
Don’t show up to your holiday parties empty-handed – check out the below recipes, perfect for everyone at your party this year.

 

E&J Brandy Ritz & Glitz

For the Champagne With A Twist Lover
Perfect for the friend who loves to celebrate the New Year with champagne but wants a twist, the Ritz
and Glitz is a delicious cocktail that combines champagne with the most popular
American brandy, E&J Brandy












Prep Time3 mins
Active Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Yield: 1 Drink
Cost: $2

Materials

  • 1.5 oz E&J Brandy VSOP
  • .5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Splash LaMarca Prosecco Top with Prosecoo
  • 1 Lemon Garnish with a Lemon Peel

Instructions

  • Combine brandy and fresh lemon juice into a champagne flute or highball glass, top with champagne and stir lightly. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Camarena Old Fashioned

For the Friend Who Likes the Classics
For the classic friend who's ready to turn up for New Year's - Camarena, the most awarded tequila, mixes wonderfully into any cocktail, but try it in an old fashioned for a fun twist on a classic.






Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 Drink
Cost: $2

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Camarena Reposado
  • .5 oz Agave Nectar
  • 2 Dashes Bitters

Instructions

  • Place your ingredients into a glass filled with ice and stir to mix the ingredients. Garnish with orange peel.

Coconut Drop at Midnight

For the Friend who Likes to Keep it Fresh
RumHaven is the perfect light and refreshing spirit to keep the party going all night long.
Round out your holiday celebrations and kick-off 2020 with the fizzy and fresh
Coconut Drop at Midnight to head into the new year on the right foot.


 






Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 Drink
Cost: $2

Ingredients

  • 2 oz RumHaven
  • .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 oz Prosecco add a splash of prosecco

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in champagne glasses. Top with prosecco and garnish with a lime
    peel.






Step out from the normal tried and true holiday cocktails, forget about those old standards like eggnog or wine this season, try some of the fresh and festive ideas listed above. Add a little pizzazz to your holiday celebration and make a drink station with all the fixing so your guests can experiment with their own drink concoctions, your party will be the talk of the town all year. Just wait for next year, everyone will be asking you if you’re having a holiday party. Enjoy the holiday celebrations!