The Cocktails You Need To Survive The Weekend Before Christmas

If you’re like me, and have yet to buy a single Christmas gift, then you’re probably going to need a solid cocktail at some point this weekend, as you begin your last-minute shopping. It’s not easy fighting the masses at Target or having to pass on buying yourself those thigh-high boots because you’ve already blown your gifting budget. So, you should definitely treat yourself once it’s all said and done. If you need some boozy inspiration, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a list featuring a few of my favorite holiday cocktails. Cheers!

Snowflake Chiller (Pictured Above)


2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
2 parts heavy cream
3 tablespoons melted white chocolate
½ teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon coconut extract
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Shredded coconut or granulated sugar crystals


Rim edges of glasses by dipping in melted white chocolate and then in either coconut flakes or sugar crystals. Combine vodka, heavy cream and extracts. Shake and strain into the glass.

Ketel’s Cranberry Mule


1.5 oz Ketel One Family-Made Vodka
Lime Juice
Ginger Beer
Cranberries and rosemary for garnish


Add vodka and a splash of lime juice to a copper mug filled with. Add Ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary.

Cinnamon Tequila Toddy


1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
5 parts hot water
¾ part cinnamon bark syrup
¼ part honey
¼ part fresh lemon juice
3 dashes vanilla bitters
Cinnamon sticks


Combine equal parts sugar and water and 3 cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and bring to a boil to create cinnamon bark syrup. Remove cinnamon sticks from the mixture and combine the remainder of the ingredients in a coffee glass. Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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