Easy Christmas Cocktails: Learn how to make festive drinks

Shows bottles of white rum, Ol Santy, and Frangelico lined up to make easy Christmas cocktails
original liquors used in the drink

Here are a few easy Christmas cocktails we have come up with after much trial and error so you don’t have to. Try them out and let us know what you think. Not sure where to find all the liquor? Total Wine has a large selection at reasonable prices plus they have a rewards club where you can earn discounts.

Easy Christmas Cocktails: Eggnog Aperitif

Picture of an eggnog Aperitif, an easy Christmas cocktail


  • Ginger Vodka 1 oz.
  • Frangelico 1 oz.
  • ‘Ol Santy Eggnog 1oz.
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon


  1. Mix vodka, Frangelico, and Eggnog liquor in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Then pour in a cocktail glass.
  3. Subsequently, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

This recipe started off with white rum, but we felt something was missing. If you have followed us on social media you know we did a blind taste test trying 4 different liquors to see which tasted the best prior to writing this post. In conclusion, I thought our homemade ginger infused vodka had the best spice flavor. However, my husband like the Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum a slight bit better. So if you are specifically a ginger fan I recommend that one. On the other hand, if you aren’t a huge ginger fan, go with spiced rum. We also tested Skyy Vanilla Vodka. This had a bit less spice but was a little sweeter. The white rum came in last. In addition, you can serve over ice and leave out the whipped cream and cinnamon.

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Easy Christmas Cocktails: Gingerbread


  • 1 oz. Ginger Vodka
  • Splash of Fireball
  • 1 oz. Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Irish Cream
  • Gingerbread cookie for garnish

Note: You can buy Ginger vodka in the store, but we infused our own. Read this to learn how to infuse liquor.


  1. Start by filling a cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Then add liquor and stir.
  3. Finally, garnish with a gingerbread cookie.

Easy Christmas Cocktails: Candy Cane


  • 1 oz. Skyy Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz. Marula Cream Liqueur
  • 2 oz. peppermint schnapps
  • honey
  • crushed candy canes
  • whipped cream

* If you can’t find Marula Cream Liqueur you can use Irish Cream


  1. Prepare your cocktail glass by dipping the rim in honey and likewise in crushed candy cane.
  2. Subsequently pour liquors in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and mix.
  3. After that, strain liquid into the prepared cocktail glass.
  4. Then top with whipped cream and additional crushed candy cane.
  5. Most importantly, sit back and enjoy the drink while waiting for Santa.

Please let me know how you like the drinks. Follow me on Facebook to stay up to date with our latest cocktails and to give input as to what we should create next.

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