There’s no better way to cheers the holiday season than with a delicious, made-at-home festive cocktail. Even better? Offering several handmade options to your guests as they gather at your place for a yuletide bash. Below, we’ve got some of our very favourite drink recipes that will have your family and friends saying “Santé” (or, is it Santa?!)! —Vita Daily
Montenegro Monte Mulled
50ml Amaro Montenegro
50ml Vecchia Romagna
50 cloudy apple juice
2 bar spoon honey
Pour all the ingredients into a tumbler and mix. Garnish with orange slice rounds and a cinnamon stick.
Stoli Salted Karamel Espresso Martini
1.5 parts Stoli
¾ part coffee ligeuor
1 part simple syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Harveys The Sweet Apple Zing
50 mL Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry
50 mL Apple Juice
Dash of ginger ale
1 Cinnamon Stick
Mint and apple slices to garnish
Fill a glass with ice and add Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry and apple juice. Top up with a dash of ginger ale. Mix with a cinnamon stick and leave it in the glass. Garnish with a spring of mint and apple slices.
Wiseman Wise Chai New Fashioned
2 parts Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Bourbon
½ part chair syrup
2 dashes of aromatic bitters
Garnish with an orange zest, star anise and cinnamon stick
Combine bourbon, syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker over ice and stir. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over ice (preferably one large cube or sphere). Garnish with an orange zest, star arise, and cinnamon stick.