Last Minute Holiday Cocktail Ideas

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Shot

From Christmas shopping to meal planning to picking up relatives from the airport, and everything in between, there’s likely been little time for keeping it Lushworthy, this week. To help you guys out a little bit, I’ve compiled a last minute list of holiday cocktails that are sure to keep the holiday cheer going well into the weekend. Check ‘em out below, cheers!

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Shot (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

DIRECTIONS

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled shot glass with crushed peppermint rim.

Jack Honey Egg NogJack Honey Egg Nog

INGREDIENTS

4 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
12 oz. Virgin Egg Nog

DIRECTIONS

Combine ingredients in a mug. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

 

 

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Ciroc Apple Cocktails To Pucker Up To

CIROC Apple Martini

Well, that came out of nowhere. Pleased to meet you, Ciroc Apple Infused Vodka. Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Ciroc has welcomed yet another flavor to its portfolio. According to a press release, Ciroc Apple Infused Vodka “boasts a vivid green apple flavor infused with a touch of ripeness and a subtly smooth, crisp finish.” Be sure to check out these cocktails when you do get your hands on a bottle of Ciroc Apple Infused Vodka. Cheers!

CÎROC APPLE MARTINI
1.5oz. CÎROC™ APPLE
Garnish: Apple Wheel

Shaken with ice and double-strained

THE BIG APPLE
1.5oz. CÎROC™ APPLE
3oz. Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
Garnish: Apple Slice

CÎROC APPLE & SODA
1.5oz. CÎROC™ APPLE
3oz. Club Soda
Twist of Lime
Garnish: Lime Wedge

CÎROC APPLE & APPLE
1.5oz. CÎROC™ APPLE
3oz. Apple Juice
Garnish: Lime Wedge

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The Spookiest, Ghouliest Halloween Cocktails

Plundering Pumpkin 2

As much as I enjoyed receiving free candy from random neighbors as a kid, you have to admit that Halloween is pretty darn amazing as an adult. You still get to dress up. And as an adult there’s the endless parties. Oh, the parties! From ghoulish house parties to more frightening affairs, you’re bound to find some fun to get into this Halloween. And if you plan on throwing your own Halloween celebration, you need to A. Invite me and B. Check out these frighteningly delicious, Halloween-inspired cocktails from Captain Morgan, Snow Leopard Vodka, DeLeon Tequila, and more!

The Plundering Pumpkin (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Original Spiced Rum
3 oz. Pumpkin Beer
1 oz. Ginger Ale

DIRECTIONS

Combine ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice, garnish and stir.

Basil Hayden's Pumpkin Bourbon Cider

Basil Hayden’s Pumpkin Bourbon Cider

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice
½ part Sweet Vermouth
¼ tsp. Superfine Sugar
¾ part Pumpkin Puree
6 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 parts Dry Hard Cider
1 piece of Fresh Nutmeg (for garnish)
1 Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

Combine pumpkin puree, superfine sugar, sweet vermouth, bitters and lemon juice into a mixing glass. Stir until sugar is nearly dissolved. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and ice. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with dry hard cider. garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

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Five Of The Absolute Best Three-Ingredient Fall Cocktails

Fall Cocktails Main Pic

It’s fall! Time for sipping on boozy treats, rocking killer boots, and snuggling up to a good 1.5-star movie on Netflix. With that being said, there clearly isn’t enough time to do all that and slave away at your bar cart making cocktails with extensive ingredients lists. So, I’ve compiled a list of five, three-ingredient fall cocktails that are definitely the move this season. Check ‘em out below. Cheers!

Apple Cider Sangria – Red wine, Crown Royal Apple, and apple cider.

Apple Cider Sangria

So, last year my cousin and I started what’s likely going to be a new tradition, and that is a Thanksgiving Sangria Battle! We each make our own sangria and let the fam choose who the winner is. I think I lost last year. Haters. But my Apple Cider Sangria was on point!

Spiked Nutella Hot Chocolate – Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon, Nutella, and milk.

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Boozy Lemonades From Snow Leopard Vodka You Need This Labor Day

Sparrow Swizzle

I know I’ve probably made one too many Beyonce analogies on here, but let’s be real, boozy lemonade is to Labor Day as fancy leotards are to Beyonce. The two practically thrive off of one another. You guys know I love my Simply Lemonade as a mixer, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little creative with your drink options. Thankfully, Snow Leopard Vodka has got you covered. Just in time for the Labor Day weekend, they’ve crafted two boozy lemonade options that are sure to be a welcome treat for this weekend’s festivities.

Sparrow Swizzle – Created by Garrett Mikell at Eveleigh in Los Angeles, CA (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Snow Leopard
1.5 oz Lavender Lemonade

DIRECTIONS

Build in a collins glass, add crushed ice, swizzle and a lemon twist.

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Labor Day Inspired Libations To Bid So Long To Summer With

Shimmer Citrus Punch

Summer’s coming to an end, and I couldn’t be more excited because…BOOTS and spiked hot chocolate. But seriously, I will truly miss you fruity, fizzy, captivatingly colorful, and oh-so-Lushworthy drinks of summer. You were a true and dear friend throughout these sweltering, summer months. With Labor Day serving as the unofficial end to summer, it’s time to gather the freshest of fruits, some worthy mixers, and a few bottles for some end of summer libations. Check out a few Labor Day-inspired cocktails, below!

Shimmer Citrus Punch – Created By Cali Mixers (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

¾ part Ruby Viniq
½ part Amsterdam Pineapple vodka
1 part Sweet N sour
½ part Pineapple juice

DIRECTIONS

Combine ingredients in punch server. Garnish glass with pineapple, orange wheels. Garnish with pineapple orange wheels and cherries.

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