On the Rocks: Holiday Cocktail Ideas

From the archives, here are some holiday cocktail ideas (don’t worry more libations are on the way). In the meantime, enjoy these cocktail ideas, and we’ve also categorized all the On the Rocks post by alcohol type, happy mixing!

Hot Peppermint Chocolate:

~1 1/2 shot of Peppermint Schnapps

~1 cup of steamed milk

~1 scoop of unsweetened cocoa powder

~Sugar (to taste)

*Steam milk, add cocoa powder and sugar (Go easy on the sugar because the Peppermint Schnapps is pretty sweet), add Schnapps and garnish with whipped cream and marshmallows. If you’re in a pinch, a packet of hot chocolate mix will work just fine.

Pomegranate Martini:

~1 1/2 shots of vanilla vodka

~Small splash of pineapple juice

~Heavy splash of pomegranate juice

~Small splash of tonic

*Add all ingredients in martini shaker over ice and give a good shake. Serve in martini glass with a sugar rim

Winter Mojito:

~1 shot of clear rum

~1/2 shot of brandy

~Heavy splash of apple cider

~Small pinch of cinnamon

~7-10 fresh mint leaves

~Lime wedge

~Brown sugar

*In a martini shaker, muddle lime wedge (extract oils from the rind), mint leaves, and a small pinch of brown sugar. Add ice, cinnamon, brandy, and apple cider. Shake well and serve on the rocks in a brown-sugar-rimmed glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.