By Karli Poliziani

Is That the Sound of Glasses Clinking? Impress Your Holiday Guests With These Festive Christmas Cocktails

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Christmas cocktails
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As the holiday season approaches, there’s an undeniable magic in the air — a palpable sense of joy, warmth, and the promise of celebrations with loved ones. And what better way to elevate your gatherings than by serving up a selection of festive Christmas cocktails that not only tantalize the taste buds but also add a touch of sophistication to your soirées?

GRAZIA is inviting you to embark on a journey into the world of mixology, where the art of crafting cocktails becomes a delightful expression of holiday cheer. Whether you’re hosting an intimate family gathering or a lively holiday party with friends, our curated collection of festive cocktails is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

Christmas cocktails
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The key to creating memorable holiday moments lies in the details, and what better detail to focus on than the beverages you serve? From classic concoctions with a yuletide twist to innovative libations that push the boundaries of tradition, we’ve scoured the realms of mixology to bring you a selection of cocktails that are as visually stunning as they are delectable.

Keep scrolling to delve into the artistry of mixology, where we’re providing you with step-by-step recipes for each cocktail, ensuring that you can effortlessly recreate these delicious drinks in the comfort of your own home.

So, let’s raise our glasses to the holiday season and embark on a journey of taste and refinement — because when it comes to Christmas cocktails, the possibilities are as endless as the joy the season brings (and for those looking for non-alcoholic alternatives, be sure to check out our must-have holiday mocktail recipes). Cheers!

Mercer + Prince Espresso Martini

Photo Credit: Mercer + Prince

Inspired by Mercer + Prince

  • 1.5 oz Mercer + Prince
  • 1 oz Coffee liqueur (Kahlua or Mr. Black)
  • 2 oz Cold brew espresso (or iced coffee)
  • 3 espresso beans
  1. Add ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake to combine/chill.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with 3 espresso beans.

Mercer + Prince Paloma

Photo Credit: Mercer + Prince

Inspired by Mercer + Prince

  • 1.5 oz Mercer + Prince
  • 2 oz Ocean Spray Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
  • Top with grapefruit soda (or soda water)
  • Fresh mint
  • Grapefruit
  1. Add ingredients into an ice-filled Collins/Highball and stir to combine/chill.
  2. Garnish with fresh mint and grapefruit.

Coconut Vanilla Espresso Martini

Photo Credit: IslandJon

Inspired by IslandJon

  • 2 oz IslandJon Coconut Vanilla
  • 1 espresso capsule (pod)
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1.5 oz unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Chill martini glass.
  2. Add ingredients to tin with ice.
  3. Shake until hands are cold, and then strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Optional: Dust with cocoa powder.

The Celebrator

Photo Credit: Gran Coramino

Inspired by Gran Coramino

  • 1.5 oz Gran Coramino Cristalino
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 3 dashes of cherry bitters
  • Champagne to top
  • Champagne flute
  1. Add Gran Cristalino, simple syrup, and cherry bitters to a cocktail shaker with fresh ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a champagne flute.
  3. Top with Champagne.
  4. Rub lemon peel across the rim and garnish with a cherry.

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.