Winter Holiday Cocktails & Holiday Entertaining Tips by Fine Wine & Good Spirits

Fine Wine & Good Spirits has done it again. Last month they shared Thanksgiving cocktail ideas with us; this month they’ve lined up some great winter holiday cocktail ideas and entertaining tips.

First, the cocktails.



  • ½ oz. Cointreau or triple sec
  • 3 oz. Cranberry juice
  • Martini & Rossi Asti

Chill all of the ingredients. Pour the Cointreau and cranberry juice into a chilled Champagne flute. Stir well. Top with Martini & Rossi Asti.

Happy Elf Martini

Happy Elf Martini

  • 2 oz. Bastille Whisky
  • 1 oz. white crème de menthe
  • Splash of seltzer or club soda
  • A mini candy cane

Chill martini glass in the freezer. Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into martini glass and top with soda. Hang the candy cane off the rim and serve.

Snow Cap

Snow Cap

  • 3 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 3 oz. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. powdered sugar

Stir ingredients together in shaker, then pour over crushed ice into a small brandy snifter. Garnish with nutmeg and orange twist.

Jack Frost Glow

Jack Frost Glow

  • 2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • A dash of peach schnapps

Combine all ingredients over ice in old-fashioned glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry and fresh orange slice.

Blue Snowflake

Blue Snowflake

  • 2 oz. Hpnotiq
  • 1 splash vodka
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.

Here’s some more! (*hic*)

December 2013 Holiday Cocktails by Fine Wine & Good Spirtis

Last but not least, don’t forget the entertaining tips!




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