The holidays are a great time for entertaining. Whether it is with family or with friends, themed mixed drinks always heighten the entertainment level. We assembled some of the best holiday mixed drinks. Click on the links to see how these great tasting drinks are made.Mixed Drinks For The Holidays:Jingle JuiceA candy cane is a fun garnish for this orange juice and vodka cocktail. Its red-orange color comes from the addition of maraschino cherry juice.Ultimate AlexanderYour guests will flip for this addictive Ultimate Alexander―part coffee, part cocktail, and part dessert.Aunt Kat’s Creamy EggnogIf you've misplaced your recipe for a classic eggnog cocktail, look no further. This creamy drink is sure to usher you into a sweet holiday slumber.Mint and Chip CocktailAnyone who loves mint chocolate chip ice cream will love this creamy cocktail; a mixture of rum, white créme de cacao, green créme de mint, and a healthy dose of half-n-half. Garnished with fresh mint leaves and chocolate flakes for a decorative finish.Candy Cane MartiniA drinkable candy cane? Just what the doctor ordered! This simple and impressive martini will keep you free to mingle with your guests. All you need is vodka, peppermint schnapps, and candy canes.Jingle Bell JulepA festive seasonal twist on the Mint Julep. The Jingle Bell Julep is a delightful combination of orange, raspberry and mint flavors.S'mores MartiniThis delicious cocktail is perfect to enjoy around a fire during the cold winter months. It is sweet and spicy and will warm you up! It will take you back to your youth when you made s'mores around the campfire.Red Hot ChocolateFor a cup of hot chocolate that is both rich and fiery, this winter favorite is revved up with brandy and campari.Peppermint PattyThe peppermint patty is a creamy, chocolate cocktail that is easy to warm up to by the holiday lights.
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Jingle JuiceIngredients: 5 cups orange juice 1 cup vodka 1/3 cup orange liqueur 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juiceGarnish: Fruit-flavored candy cane sticks, cherries with stems, orange and lemon slices.Instructions: Stir together orange juice and next 4 ingredients; serve over ice.
Aunt Kat's Creamy EggnogIngredients: 1 quart milk 12 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups bourbon* 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided 1 quart whipping creamInstructions: Heat milk in a large saucepan over medium heat. (Do not boil.)Beat eggs and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until thick and pale; gradually add sugar, beating well. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot milk into egg mixture; add to remaining hot milk, stirring constantly.Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 25 to 30 minutes or until milk mixture thickens and reaches 160°.Stir in bourbon, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Remove from heat, and cool. Cover and chill up to 2 days.Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into milk mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg before serving.
Peppermint PattyIngredients:1 shot White Godiva liqueur1 shot White Crème de Menthe1/2 shot Green Crème de MentheGarnish: Chocolate syrup, for drizzlingInstructions: Combine White Godiva Liqueur and White Crème de Menthe and shake. Float 1/2 shot Green Crème de Menthe and drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
Ultimate AlexanderIngredients: 1/4 cup cold brewed coffee 2 pts. coffee ice cream 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup chocolate syrupGarnish: Sweetened whipped cream, chocolate curls, and milk chocolate sticksInstructions: Process cold brewed coffee, ice cream, brandy, and chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour mixture into glasses, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
Red Hot ChocolateIngredients: 1 ounce Campari 2 ounces brandy 3 ounces whole milk 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (at least 55% cocoa)Garnish: Cinnamon stick or a green appleInstructions: Put milk in a frothing cup and froth as you would for a cappuccino. When milk is hot, add chocolate and stir vigorously until completely melted. Add Campari and brandy and pour into mug.
Mint and Chip CocktailIngredients: 3/4 ounce Mount Gay Eclipse Rum 3/4 ounce Marie Brizard White Crème de Cacao 3/4 ounce Marie Brizard Green Crème de Menthe 3/4 ounce Half-n-Half creamGarnish: Fresh mint crown and shaved chocolate flakesInstructions: In an ice filled mixing glass, add above ingredients, Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Candy Cane MartiniIngredients: 1 1/2 ounce(s) vodka 1 teaspoon(s) Peppermint Schnapps Crushed candy canes, for rimming the glassGarnish: Candy caneInstructions: Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a small candy cane or create a candy cane "rimmer" with crushed candy canes.
Jingle Bell JulepIngredients: 1 ounce Maker's Mark Bourbon 1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur 1/2 ounce Triple SecGarnish: Fresh mintInstructions: Muddle ingredients and serve over crushed ice.
S'mores MartiniIngredients: 1 1/2 ounces Maker's Mark Bourbon 1 1/2 ounces Butterscotch Schnapps 1 ounce Godiva chocolate Dash of cream Marshmellow Fluff, for rimming the glass Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glassInstructions: Coat the rim of a martini glass with Marshmallow Fluff. You may need to add some water to the Marshmallow Fluff in order to get the consistency to coat the rim. Once rim is coated with Marshmallow Fluff, coat the rim once again with graham cracker crumbs. Add all liquor and cream into a martini shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously before pouring into decorated martini glass.