Cocktails & Spirits

Make These Christmas Cocktails For Your Holiday Party

Christmas is a few days away and, while Santa might want cookies and milk, you deserve a cocktail.

After all the shopping is done and the tree is trimmed, it's time to have a festive cocktail. These drinks are flavored with chocolate, candy canes, and orange for festive flavors -- and not a drop of eggnog in sight!

See also: Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week Christmas Edition: Jugo Fresh Holiday Pies, Vegan Pan de Jamon, and Christmas Dinner

Candy Cane Martini (courtesy of Serendipity 3)

1 1/4 oz Vanilla Vodka

1/4 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

1/4 oz peppermint schnapps

Candy cane garnish

Mix vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and peppermint schnapps in an iced shaker.. Strain into martini glass and garnish with candy cane. Or, enjoy at Serendipity 3 for $12.

S'Mores Martini (courtesy of Serendipity 3)

hot chocolate (cooled)

1 1/2 oz s'mores infused vodka

Large toasted marshmallow (for garnish)

Graham cracker rim

Mix hot chocolate and vodka in an iced shaker. Strain into martini glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. Garnish with toasted marshmallow. Or, enjoy at serendipity 3 for $12.

Kumbaya (courtesy of Oak Tavern)

2 oz Zignum Mezcal Reposado

1/4 oz High West Campfire

1/4 oz agave nectar

3 dashes Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Bitters,

1 flamed orange peel

In a mixing glass, add all ingredients except for the orange peel. Add ice and stir for thirty seconds. Single-strain over one large ice rock in an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with one flamed orange peel. Or, enjoy at Oak Tavern for $14.

Gone with the Wind (courtesy of Oak Tavern)

1 1/2 oz Averna amaro

1/2 oz Lazzaroni amaretto

1 ozcranberry juice

1 mint crown

In a mixing glass, add all ingredients except for the mint crown. Add ice and stir for thirty seconds. Single-strain into chilled large snifter and garnish with one mint crown. Or, enjoy at Oak Tavern for $11

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss