Cozy Up with a Cocktail

Winter can be a time of bleakness and cold, but these cocktails will help you stay warm - celebrate the times spent indoors with friends, and harvest your winter palette with complex flavors of citrus, ginger and cinnamon.

Crimson Concoctions

Red hues are sensual, mysterious and holiday appropriate. From bubbles to cider, start the night off right through the lens of a crimson-colored cocktail.

Deep red cranberries paired with champagne will keep you buzzing with holiday cheer.

Champagne Cosmo

1 Part Absolut Citron
1 Part Cranberry Juice

Cider and cinnamon will warm you inside – and perfect when it’s cold outside.

Cranberry Cider

1 ½ Parts Absolut Mandrin
2 Parts Cider
1 Part Cranberry Juice
½ Part Lemon Juice
¼ Part Simple Syrup
1 Stick Cinnamon Cane
1 Wheel Grapefruit

Flirting with currants adds a light, seasonal twist.

Absolut Mistletoe

1 Part Absolut Vodka
2 Parts Cranberry Juice
1 Splash Lime Juice
Lemon-Lime Soda
1 Leaf Mint
1 Whole Red Currant

Spicing it Up

Admired for its smooth and spicy taste, ginger is making an appearance this year in many of our holiday favorites. While this odd looking root might seem unconventional for a holiday cocktail, don’t be fooled by it’s appearance. Whether you smash it down or serve it up, may the strong notes of ginger and vanilla let you forget about the frost outside.

No holiday punch is complete without Absolut Mandrin.

Mandarin Punch

2 Parts Absolut Mandrin
2 Parts Ginger Ale
1 ½ Parts Pineapple Juice
1 Wedge Lemon
1 Wheel Lime

Festive flip on a traditional Moscow Mule.

Holiday Mule

2 Parts Absolut Vodka
1 ½ Parts Cider
1 ½ Parts Ginger Beer
1 Splash Lemon Juice
1 Slice Apple
1 Stick Cinnamon Cane