Christmas Cocktails to Sip on This Season
Two Funny Girls is here to spread Christmas cheer(s)! We love celebrating with a festive cocktail (in a custom cup, of course), so this year we’re compiling a rundown of seasonal sippers that are sure to create a buzz. Roll out your bar carts and get together a guest list – these drinks are too fun not to share!
Keep it Cozy this Christmas
We’re loving this Bourbon Ginger Pear Punch from Domestikated Life. Perfect for those chilly fall evenings, this is the coziest cocktail to serve around your next bonfire. The pear is a fun twist that strays from a traditional cranberry Christmas cocktail!
3 Large Ripe Pears, Peeled and Sliced
3 Tablespoons of Sugar
1 Cup of Water
3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Cup of Bourbon
24 Oz of Ginger Beer
1 Cup of Pear Juice
In a small saucepan, combine the peeled and sliced pear pieces, sugar, cinnamon sticks and water.
Simmer for about 30 minutes, until the liquid has thickened and reduced and pears are softened.
Transfer to a large pitcher and chill for at least an hour, or overnight!
Add bourbon, pear juice and ginger beer to the pitcher and stir to combine with the cinnamon pear syrup.
Pour over ice and serve in our custom holiday shatterproof cups. Garnish with cinnamon sticks for extra flair!
A Holiday Buzz
Peppermint is the unofficial official flavor of the holiday season. Serve up this Peppermintini from Delish as your holiday dessert or as a perfect pairing to holiday peppermint bark! Swap the candy cane for one of our custom stir sticks for some personalized fun.
1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Melted
1/4 Cup Crushed Candy Canes
6 Oz White Chocolate Liqueur
4 Oz Vodka
2 Oz Peppermint Schnapps
2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
Pour melted chocolate onto a shallow plate and place crushed candy canes on another shallow plate. Dip rims of martini glasses first in chocolate, then in candy canes.
Pour remaining chocolate into the bottom of glasses and swirl to coat the bottom of glasses with chocolate. Place glasses in freezer while you prepare the drink!
Combine white chocolate liqueur, vodka, peppermint schnapps and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker.
Fill to the top with ice and shake until cold.
Divide drink between three glasses and garnish with stir sticks.
White Red (Wine) Christmas
Not into cocktails? Spice up your wine (literally) with this yummy mulled wine recipe from What Molly Made! With all the holiday flavors you love, this recipe is perfect to whip up in batches for a larger gathering. Since this recipe is served warm, we suggest our double-walled insulated cups that can also be customized with your favorite holiday saying or last name!
Two Bottles of Red Wine
2 Oranges Sliced Into Rounds
1/2 Cup Cranberries
1/4 Cup Honey, Maple Syrup or Agave
16 Whole Cloves
4 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Star Anise
1/2 Cup Brandy (Optional)
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat until just barely simmering.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for at least 15 minutes, or up to two hours.
Strain and serve!
Not Your Average Hot Cocoa
Is there anything better than curling up by the fireplace and sipping on a cup of hot cocoa!? Actually… there is. Curling up by the fireplace and sipping on a cup of SPIKED hot cocoa. Even better than THAT? Curling up by the fireplace and sipping on a cup of spiked hot cocoa in one of our custom Christmas coffee cups. Try this Spiked Gingerbread Hot Chocolate recipe from The Spruce Eats for your new favorite holiday cocktail!
For the Gingerbread Syrup:
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup of White Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Slice Ginger Root
4 Whole Cloves
4 Whole Allspice
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
For the Hot Chocolate:
1 Cup Milk or Water
A Single Packet of Hot Cocoa Mix
1 1/2 Oz Spiced Rum
1 Oz Gingerbread Syrup
Cinnamon stick for Garnish
Make the Syrup
In a saucepan, heat the water over medium-high heat. Stir in both sugars until they dissolve completely.
Add spices and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and allow to simmer for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and keep pan covered while it sits to cool for around 20 minutes.
Strain out the spices and set aside – you can bottle this and keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!
Make the Hot Chocolate
In a small saucepan over low heat, gently heat the milk. Stir it occasionally with a whisk and do not let it come to a boil or scald.
Remove from heat and whisk in the hot cocoa mix, ensuring it’s completely mixed in.
In a warm mug, pour your choice of spiced rum, ginger vodka or maple as well as the gingerbread syrup.
Top with the hot cocoa and stir well.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick!
A Christmas Cranberry Twist
The cure for everything from sore throats to a chilly winter afternoon, a Hot Toddy is a go-to for the holidays! Add a Christmas twist to the classic cocktail by adding cranberries and some seasonal spices. We recommend this delicious Cranberry Spiced Hot Toddy recipe from A Beautiful Mess – it’s the perfect holiday drink for chilly tailgates or warming up at an outdoor event.
For the Cranberry Spiced Honey Syrup
1 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup Fresh Cranberries
2 Orange Slices
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Teaspoon Whole Cloves
2 Whole Star Anise
For the Hot Toddy
1 1/2 Oz Bourbon
3/4 Oz Cranberry Spiced Honey Syrup (see above)
1/2 Oz Lemon Juice
Top With Hot Water
Orange Wedges, Cloves and Cranberries for Garnish
First, make the cranberry spiced honey syrup.
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and simmer on the stove for 10 minutes.
Stir to incorporate the honey water and spices.
Strain and discard spices and keep in a bottle or jar refrigerated for up to one week.
Build your hot toddy in our holiday Styrofoam cups – they come in a sleeve of 10 and can be shipped day-of purchasing! To give the gift of Christmas cocktails this year, stock up on the Styrofoam cups and gift with a small mason jar of cranberry spiced honey syrup and spices for garnish.
Here Comes Santa (White) Claws
For those on-the-go moments when your Christmas cocktail will be coming from the can, shop our new Slim Can Cooling sleeves that keep your favorite beverage cold while maintaining a festive flair. These are great gifting items as well!
Get Holiday ready with our festive and custom collection of cups, napkins, plates and more online! If you try any of these Christmas cocktails, make sure to tag us in your photos so we can spread the holiday cheer(s)!
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