These Christmas Martini Recipes Will Up Your Holiday Celebration (2024)

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These Christmas Martini Recipes Will Up Your Holiday Celebration (1)

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By Lauren Hubbard

Christmas is a time for celebration, and whether you're keeping things low-key this year with a virtual festivities or going all out with your social bubble, there's no denying that an appropriately seasonal co*cktails is a great way to get everyone in a merry mood. Here are some festive recipes for your next Christmas soirée.

Mistletoe Christmas Martini

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Ingredients
1.5oz vodka
.75 oz cherry brandy
Juice of 1 lime
Raspberries
Rosemary
Sugar

Instructions
Rim a Martini glass with sugar. Fill your co*cktail shaker halfway with ice and pour in the ingredients. Shake until chilled and strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with two raspberries and sprig of rosemary.

From Davio's NYC

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S'mores-tini

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Ingredients
2 oz Stoli Vanilla
1 oz Crème De Cacao
.5 oz heavy cream

Instructions
Shake all ingredients in iced co*cktail shaker and strain into a martini glass. Add preferred chocolate syrup down edge of glass and coat rim with chocolate syrup and graham crackers.

From Midwinter Night’s Dream at PHD Terrace

Santa Spice

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Ingredients
1.5 oz Captain Morgan Oakheart rum
.75 oz lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
1 strawberry

Instructions
Muddle strawberry in the bottom of a shaker tin. Add all other ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnished with cranberry and mint sprig.

From Katsuya in Los Angeles.

Cranberry Sauce Margarita Martini

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Ingredients
2 oz tequila
1 lime
1.5 tbsp chunky cranberry sauce
1 tsp honey
Cranberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions
Rim a margarita glass with brown sugar. Fill a co*cktail shaker with ice, tequila, the juice of one lime, chunky cranberry sauce, and honey. Shake, then strain mixture into glass. Garnish with fresh or frozen cranberries.

Courtesy of Delish

Peabody Peppermint Candy Cane Martini

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Ingredients
1.5 oz vodka
1 tsp Peppermint Schnapps
Candy Canes for garnish

Instructions
Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled co*cktail glass. Garnish with a small candy cane or create a candy cane "rimmer" with crushed candy canes.

Courtesy of Delish

Christmas Gin and Cranberry Sauced Martini

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Ingredients
2 oz gin
.5 oz fresh lime juice
2 tbsp cranberry sauce (without whole berries)
2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Rosemary sprig

Instructions
Add cranberry sauce to a co*cktail shaker with the gin, lime juice, and bitters. Add ice, shake very vigorously at least 30 to 45 seconds and strain through a mesh strainer into a chilled coupe glass. Smack a sprig of rosemary between palms to release aromas and drop on top of the co*cktail.

Courtesy of the Cooking Channel

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Holiday Cosmo

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Ingredients
1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
1 oz orange liqueur
4 oz cranberry-pomegranate juice
Edible glitter for rim

Instructions
Rim a martini glass with water and dip into edible glitter. In a co*cktail shaker, add ice, Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, orange liqueur and cranberry-pomegranate juice. Shake until chilled. Pour into martini glass and garnish with cranberries.

The Snow Cap

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Ingredients
1.5 oz Baileys
1 oz vodka
1.5 oz coconut cream
Oreo dust
coconut wafer

Instructions
Add Baileys, vodka, and coconut cream to shaker and shake with ice. Strain into martini glass rimmed crushed Oreos. Garnish with coconut wafer.

From Conrad Cartagena

Santa Clausmopolitan

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Ingredients
2 oz All American Corn Vodka
.5 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz white cranberry juice

Instructions
Prepare martini glass with a crushed peppermint rim. Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with mint leaves

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Snoop Noggy Nog

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Ingredients
1 oz Aperol
1 oz Dolin Bianco Vermouth
.75 oz heavy cream
.75oz vanilla syrup
1 whole egg

Instructions
Add all ingredients to shaker without ice and shake for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake again for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an orange slice.

From Raised by Wolves, San Diego

Cranberry FiZZtini

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Ingredients
2 oz vodka
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
2 oz white cranberry juice
Mezza di Mezzacorona sparkling wine
Rosemary and cranberries for garnish

Instructions
Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine in co*cktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass with a sugared rim and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with cranberries speared on a rosemary sprig.

Winter Wonderland

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Ingredients
1.5 oz vodka
.75 oz peppermint schnapps
.75 oz white chocolate liqueur
Candy cane
Red sugar

Instructions
Mix and chill ingredients. Pour into a red sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane hanging on the rim.

From Morimoto Asia at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

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Santa's Chocolate Snow Martini

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Ingredients
1.5 oz RumChata
2.5 oz half and half
1 oz maple whiskey

Instructions
Build ingredients over ice in a shaker. Drizzle chocolate sauce to the inside of a martini glass. Shake, strain into a martini glass. Note: pre chill martini glass so chocolate sauce can cling to glass. Garnish with shaved white chocolate.

From the co*ck n' Bull Restaurant in Peddler's Village, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Lauren Hubbard

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Lauren Hubbard is a freelance writer and Town & Country contributor who covers beauty, shopping, entertainment, travel, home decor, wine, and co*cktails.

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