ILLUSTRATION: Winter Wonderland by FloraFauna


It is my belief that a little alcohol (or a lot…) can help take the edge off when family and friends get to be a bit too “festive” during the holidays. And, well, it’s also nice to have a few cocktails in your arsenal for holiday parties, uninvited guests, and Tuesdays in your back pocket. Here’s a little comprehensive list that I’ll be, er, researching over the next few weeks.

01/ Tom + Jerry
02/ Winter Wonderland Martini
03/ Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail
04/ Apple Smash
05/ Salted Caramel Martini
06/ Christmas Cup
07/ Cranberry Ginger Mulled Wine
08/ Pomegranate Margarita
09/ Pumpkin Pie Martini
10/ Spiced Pomegranate Mulled Cider
11/ Nutcracker Cocktail
12/ Spiced White Wine Sangria
13/ Cranberry Mojitos
14/ Apple Cider Cocktail
15/ Cranberry Orange Cocktail
16/ Cinnamon Bun Eggnog Martini
17/ Orange Salted Caramel Margaritas
18/ Pumpkin + Apple Cider Fizz
19/ Pumpkin Hot Buttered Rum
20/ Hot Apple Toddy
21/ Hot Apple Pie
22/ Pear Almond Crisp Martini
23/ Apple Cider Margaritas
24/ Apple Cider Ginger Punch
25/ Scotchsicle

  • adele

    December 15, 2011 at 11:53 am Reply

    I’m right with ya on this one!!!! Love the sound of the Caramel Salted Martini xoxo

  • rooth

    December 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm Reply

    Wow – best list ever!

  • Karin

    December 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm Reply

    My great-uncle would always bring a giant bowl of Tom & Jerry mix when he and my great-aunt would come visiting at the holidays. He would make non-alcoholic mugs for my sister and I — basically hot water with a HUGE mound of foamy, sweet meringue. Kid heaven!
    They’re a little sweet for my taste these days, but I always get the urge to make a batch for Christmas in honor of Howard…
    Thanks for sharing the list — definitely worthy of some “research”!

  • Uncle Beefy

    December 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Grrrrl! You be so crazy! Lovin’ that title… AND the drinks! Hope you’re doin’ swell and can’t wait to boogie down at Alt! xo 🙂

  • Nancy

    December 17, 2011 at 11:44 am Reply

    Yumm!!! I will be trying the pumpkin ones!!

  • Rhian

    December 18, 2011 at 9:23 am Reply

    Amazing – thanks! I’m in charge of cocktails and canapes for NYE (best job ever) so this is an awesome post. Maybe I’ll taste test them all…

  • Maggie @ Vittles and Bits

    December 19, 2011 at 9:33 am Reply

    Thank you for including my apple cider ginger punch on this list of amazing-sounding drinks! And I wish you the best of luck with your ‘research’ 😉

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