Food + Drink

5 Holiday Cocktail (or Mocktail) Recipes to Make This Season

We scoured the internet and did our research to find the absolute best Mocktails and Cocktails to try this holiday season. All three of these drinks will have you, your family, and friends Holly Jolly.

Espresso Martini 

Things you’ll need:

  • Four ounces of Coffee Vodka or Whipped Cream Vodka.
  • Two ounces of Kahlua.
  • Cinnamon Sugar (for the rim).
  • Bay leaves (for garnish).
  • Two ounces of Double shot espresso can from Starbucks.

Photo provided by The Inspired Home

Our sources have tons of great recipes, so make sure you click on their links and see what fabulous treats they have in store for you.

Iced Christmas Coffee

This refreshing drink is perfect for holiday mornings or afternoon hangs. Put out the ingredients & the glasses and let your guests create their own!

What you’ll need:

  • Stemmed Glass of your choice.
  • Iced Coffee Jug (Starbucks Medium Roast or Blonde Roast available in all grocery stores).
  • Kahlua (poured to taste).
  • One ounce of Jim Beam Bourbon.
  • Dash of Vanilla Creamer.
  • Ice Sticks (grab long stemmed ice trays before your party, or regular ice will do too.)

Recipe provided “on the fly” by our Editor in Chief & her love of coffee.

Christmas Punch

Things you’ll need:

  • One cup of Apple Juice
  • One two cups of Champagne (or you can use ginger ale to substitute).
  • Four cups of Cranberry Juice.
  • One cup of Orange Juice.
  • One cup of Pineapple Juice
  • An Orange to make orange slices.
  • Three Cinnamon sticks.

Recipe & photo provided by The Busy Baker

Bubbly Pina Colada

1.5 oz Malibu Original
.5 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz coconut cream
3 oz sparking wine


Pour all ingredients (except sparkling wine) into an ice-filled shaker. Shake until cold, pour sparkling wine into shaker and stir. Strain into a chilled glass and top with a slice of pineapple.

Recipe & photo provided by Town & County Magazine

Spiked White Hot Cocoa

Things you’ll need:

  • Four ounces of RumChata.
  • Four cups of milk (or any dairy representative of your choice).
  • One cup of White Chocolate Chips.
  • One teaspoon of Vanilla extract.

Recipe & photo provided by Ideas for the Home by Kenarry.  

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