The season’s festivities are underway, and after almost two years of limited social gatherings, this year’s get togethers are sure to be a hit! Nothing says holiday party better than a themed cocktail. Here are a few recipes for elegantly festive beverages that are sure to raise your spirits this seasons!

Serve these fun holiday cocktails during a night in or at a holiday party with your loved ones.

Peppermintinis from

Courtesy Brad Holland


1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/4 c. crushed candy canes
6 oz. white chocolate liqueur
4 oz. vodka
2 oz. peppermint schnapps
2 tbsp. heavy cream
3 small candy canes

  1. 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 ⅓ of glasses with chocolate. Place glasses in freezer while you prepare the drink.
  2. 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 3 glasses and garnish with a candy cane before serving.


The Holiday Cocktail from Morton’s The Steakhouse

Holiday Cocktail
Courtesy Morton’s The Steakhouse


1.5 oz Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit and Rose Vodka
.5 oz Aperol
.75 oz simple syrup
.5 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake ingredients in ice filled shaker 25 times. Pour into a champagne flute. Top with whipped cream, and edible rose petal garnish.


Fireside from Grey Goose

Fireside cocktail
Courtesy Grey Goose


4 oz Grey Goose vodka
1 oz organic maple syrup
1 sprig rosemary
5 oz pink grapefruit juice
1 pinch of salt

In the bottom of a rocks glass briefly crush the rosemary leaves into the maple syrup and salt. Fill glass with ice and add the vodka. Top with fresh pink grapefruit juice and salt and stir well. Garnish with an extra sprig of rosemary.


Be sure to drink responsibly while enjoying your holiday parties! And when you need some time to recover book a massage or relaxing spa day with WaySpa.