The Holiday’s will be here before you know it! Do you have the honor of hosting this year’s holiday party? Are you the one making Christmas dinner for the entire family? With everything that is going on, who knows what’s going to happen this year. BUT, you will still need to send gifts!
This is a lot of pressure, but it can also be a lot of fun.
When the holidays roll around, it’s time to break out the Polar Camel Christmas tumblers for some festive mixed drinks that are perfect for the holiday season. You can make any family holiday gathering just a little bit more fun with the right holiday beverages.
Whether you’re looking for cocktails or mocktails, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to make your list (for the grocery and liquor store, of course) and check it twice. Keep reading for some of our favorite holiday drinks that you can make at home.
This is a classic holiday drink and you can serve it sans the alcohol for a kid-friendly treat.
If you want an alcoholic version alongside your kid-safe version, you’re going to want to add the alcohol drink by drink rather than just dumping it into the bowl.
This is the preferable method for many people anyway. You can choose your alcohol preference and amount without ruining the drinks for everyone else!
Everyone has a favorite family eggnog recipe, so dig yours up. When you’re ready to serve it, put your nog and 1-1.5 shots of your alcohol of choice into a tumbler. While rum is popular, adding a cinnamon whiskey is a spicy and fresh option as well.
Add an ice cube into the mix and shake well.
What comes out of the tumbler should be a frothy and cold drink that will keep the festivities going.
For this spicy drink, we’re stepping out of the traditional holiday beverages and into something a bit new. Crush up your leftover gingerbread men and let’s get started.
First, you’re going to need to make a simple syrup. For this, you need equal parts sugar and water, cloves to taste (we suggest 6 for every half cup of water) and a tablespoon of molasses.
Bring the ingredients to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Allow it to cool and remove the cloves.
Dip the rims of your favorite glassware into the syrup and then dip them into your crushed gingerbread men so you have a fancy looking rimmed glass. Fill the glass halfway with ginger beer.
Into a tumbler, add 4 oz of dark rum (we love Kraken for this), a teaspoon of your syrup (add more to taste), and a dash of orange juice over ice. Shake well.
Pour this over the ginger beer and enjoy.
“Cookies and Milk”
Santa will love this festive drink but be warned, it’s a total sugar-bomb.
Crush up your favorite Christmas cookies (we love sugar cookies for this) and place them on a plate. Rim your favorite cocktail glass with a layer of chocolate frosting and then roll the edges through the cookies, giving it a sweet layer of cookie crumbs.
Into a shaker with ice, add 2 oz of vanilla vodka, 1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream, and 4 oz of milk of your choice (vanilla almond milk works great here with its thin texture and sweet taste).
Shake well and pour into your rimmed glass. Add whipped cream and sprinkle some colored sugar or more cookie crumbs on top.
Candy Cane Martini
This drink is simple, but tasty.
Crush up a candy cane or several peppermints (preferably the red and white kind).
Rim your martini glass with corn syrup and roll the edges through the crushed mints.
To your tumbler or shaker, add ice, 2oz of vanilla vodka, and 1oz of peppermint schnapps. Shake well and pour into your rimmed glass.
Add a splash of grenadine for color and sweetness and garnish with a miniature candy cane. Cute!
Peppermint “Cold Chocolate”
Peppermint hot chocolate is a winter favorite, but we’re bringing the temperature down for this festive cocktail.
First, you’re going to rim your favorite glass with chocolate syrup (or frosting if you’re making all of these at once and you’d like to re-use ingredients).
Take some of the leftover crushed peppermints from your previous drink and dunk your rimmed glass into them, allowing them to coat the chocolate.
Into your tumbler, add ice, 1.5 oz of dark creme de cocoa, 1 oz of peppermint vodka, 4 oz of your milk of choice, and a generous 2 tablespoons (or more, we won’t tell). Shake well and pour into your rimmed glass. Top it with whipped cream and more of your crushed peppermint.
Fizzy Cranberry Mocktail
This drink is kid-friendly and goes great in a champagne glass.
Rim your glass with corn syrup or honey and dunk it into some simple granulated sugar. Fill the glass halfway with your favorite lemon-lime soda (or tonic water if you’re trying to cut down on extra sugar).
To a tumbler or shaker, add ice, 4 oz of cranberry juice, and 1oz of orange juice. Shake well.
Pour this over your soda or tonic water. For a garnish, consider making some candied cranberries and stacking them onto a toothpick. Kids and adults alike will love this nonalcoholic holiday drink.
Christmas Tumblers: Great for Making Drinks and Drinking Them
Christmas tumblers aren’t just for holding your beverages, they’re great for making them as well! Bring some festivity to your holiday party by ditching the standard shaker and bringing in a holiday tumbler to help you do the mixing.
Whether you’re going for alcoholic beverages for a Christmas cocktail party, or something for kid-friendly for the family holiday gathering, you can make it all with the help of a tumbler.
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