12 Fun & Festive Christmas Cocktails

No holiday gathering is complete without some fun, festive & delicious cocktails to serve your guests as you sit around the fire reminiscing! Here, you’ll find 12 scrumptious Christmas cocktail recipes that bring you decadent holiday flavors like peppermint, hazelnut, chocolate, pumpkin, caramel and more! Be sure to stock your bar this winter with this year’s newholiday flavors from Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream Liqueur and Pearl Vodka, all a part of the Luxco family of wine & spirits! Cheers to a deliciously boozy 12 Days of Christmas!

1. CARAMEL MACCHIATO INGREDIENTS: 1 oz. Saint Brendan’s® Salted Caramel 1 oz. Pearl® Vanilla Bean Vodka 3 oz. Coffee INSTRUCTIONS: Build in a mug and enjoy hot. Or, shake with ice and strain into a martini glass for a chilled treat.

2. HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Chocolate Hazelnut Vodka 3 oz. Saint Brendan’s® Peppermint Bark Mini Candy Cane INSTRUCTIONS: Build in a rocks glass with ice. Stir, then garnish with a mini candy cane.

3. HOLIDAY CHEERS INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Pumpkin Spice Vodka (chilled) 4 oz. Sparkling Apple Cider Cinnamon Stick INSTRUCTIONS: Build drink in a champagne flute. Drop cinnamon stick in bottom of flute for garnish.

4. TEA TIME INGREDIENTS: 2 oz. Saint Brendan’s® Salted Caramel 1 oz. Rebel Yell® Rye Whiskey 2 oz. Chai Tea INSTRUCTIONS: Build in your favorite mug and sip away. Can be enjoyed either hot or cold.

5. HAZELNUT HIATUS INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Chocolate Hazelnut Vodka 3 oz. Bissinger’s® Hot Cocoa INSTRUCTIONS: Build in your favorite mug and enjoy. Pair with Bissinger’s English Toffee for best results. Serve warm.

6. HOLIDAY MULE INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Pumpkin Spice Vodka 4½ oz. Ginger Beer Lime Wedge Cinnamon Stick INSTRUCTIONS: Build drink with ice in a copper mug or Collins glass. Garnish with lime wedge and cinnamon stick.

7. THE SENSATIONAL INGREDIENTS: 2 oz. Saint Brendan’s® Peppermint Bark 3 oz. Bissinger’s® Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping Crushed Candy Cane for Garnish INSTRUCTIONS: Build in your favorite mug and top with whipped cream. Garnish with crushed candy cane.

8. WHITE CHRISTMAS INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Chocolate Hazelnut Vodka 3 oz. Eggnog Cocoa Powder INSTRUCTIONS: Build in a Clark Griswold-esque moose mug. Garnish with cocoa powder. Serve hot or cold.

9. PERFECT PUMPKIN INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Pumpkin Spice Vodka 4 oz. Bissinger’s® Hot Cocoa ½ oz. Arrow® Triple Sec Bissinger’s Glacéed Orange Whipped Cream (optional) INSTRUCTIONS: Build in an Irish coffee mug (or your favorite mug). Garnish with glacéed orange and whipped cream if desired. Serve hot.

10. COCO COOLER INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Chocolate Hazelnut Vodka 1 oz. Coconut Water 4 oz. Iced Coffee Mint leaf INSTRUCTIONS: Build drink in a pint glass with ice. Stir, then garnish with a mint leaf.

11. THE WHITE STRIPE INGREDIENTS: 2 oz. Saint Brendan’s® Peppermint Bark 1 oz. Pearl® Vodka 1 oz. Arrow® Clear Crème de Cocoa 1/2 oz Cream Crushed Candy Cane for Garnish INSTRUCTIONS: Combine ingredients into a pint glass with ice and shake until frothy. Strain into a highball glass with ice and garnish with white chocolate shavings.

12. PUMPKIN BLISS INGREDIENTS: 1½ oz. Pearl® Pumpkin Spice Vodka 2 oz. Saint Brendan’s® Irish Cream Liqueur Nutmeg INSTRUCTIONS: Combine vodka and liqueur in a pint glass with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Dust with nutmeg.

Luxco Spirits are featured on the Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. Be sure to check out the guide for even more great holiday gift-giving ideas!